Veronika Sørdal Misini and Rameen Jamshaid Khan are Norwegian students at OsloMet who also work as student ambassadors. They want to reassure incoming students that Norwegians are easier to talk to than you’d expect, and most will be happy to get to know you.
“I think some international students come in fearing Norwegians a little because they’ve heard that we’re hard to get to know,” says Veronika. “But if you come with an open mind, you’ll be more willing to talk to Norwegians and will be surprised to find that we are nice and do want to get to know you,” she says.
Rameen agrees. “My friends and I would be really, really happy to get to know international students,” she tells us. It could be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to make friends with people from across borders – and maybe someday even go visit them! In my eyes, meeting people from other countries is just a positive thing.”