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OsloMet master's candidate Austin Lavender discovered his love for Norwegian culture, language, and the northern climate while studying on exchange, so he decided to settle in for his graduate degree.
As an international student, one of the most important decisions you make before coming to Norway is where to live—a choice that undoubtedly will affect your experience in Oslo.
The light never really goes away, it never gets too hot, and the water in the fjord is so clean you can swim in it. Welcome to Oslo in the summertime.
Embrace the great outdoors, sample the local cuisine, and hang out with friends at a safe distance. Here are some ways to spend your free time like the locals do.
Whether you’re a returning student or are brand new to Oslo, autumn is a great time to explore the city.
While befriending the locals may take a little extra effort, it can help you experience Norway from a whole new perspective.
By learning some Norwegian, you’ll become more integrated into Norway’s culture and begin to discover Oslo in a whole new way.
This popular neighbourhood near OsloMet has it all—independent shops and restaurants, narrow, colourful streets and plenty of green space.
Join OsloMet student Olaug for a tour of her favourite places to eat, swim, shop and hang out—just a few minutes from campus.
The most economical housing option for international students spending a semester or more in Oslo is living in a shared student flat. Living in student housing is also a great way to meet other students—from Norway and around the world.
As an exchange student at the Department of Early Childhood Education, you will experience first-hand what makes the Norwegian approach to kindergarten unique.
"Product design is exciting: You don’t have to stick with one thing, you work across disciplines and I think that’s the way everyone should work", says Nadiya.