When I signed up to do the Jotunheimen, Besseggen hike way back in May, I had no idea that this hike would be a grueling test of my physical and mental capacity. When I read the description of this excursion on the University of Oslo's website it stated, "Please be aware that we will be … Continue reading What to expect hiking Jotunheimen Bessegen Ridge in Norway
This weekend, the students of the International Summer School at the University of Oslo were treated to an amazing road trip from Oslo to Bergen, and I was among these lucky students. We were able to experience some of the best sights, sounds, and tastes of Norway. All thanks to the impressive organizational skills of … Continue reading Oslo to Bergen: "Must Do" Experiences
Congrats America! Happy Independence Day! This year, I celebrated Fourth of July on the third of July, in Norway... and it was a crazy patriotic hot mess. The day started as a "normal" beach day. My friends and I rode a bus out to Bygdøy to join a large group of ISS students that had … Continue reading A Beautiful Patriotic Mess of an Independence Day
After a week of classes and of exploring within the city of Oslo, my new friends and I decided to take a trip south! We decided to go to Fredrikstad a historical city that takes about an hour and a half to get to by bus. The town was founded in 1567 and its main … Continue reading Fredrikstad, Norway
The first weekend at University of Oslo was difficult when it comes to home sickness. Since I've been in Norway, I have not yet experienced home sickness... Until the morning that I woke up and realized that my family was now on their way home and I was here. In a large city, in foreign … Continue reading ISS Oslo: The moment I realized that I am very far away from home
University of Oslo has been an institution since the year 1813 and the International Summer School program was established in 1947. Since then, the program has been a way for students from all over the world to experience new cultures and meet friends from near and far, not to mention learn about Norwegian history, life, … Continue reading The Opening Ceremony!