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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.
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.
“I like a lot of places in Oslo. But if I had to choose, my first choice would be Frognerparken," says Herish, a master's student from Iran.
"I just love how free I feel when I go for a hike around the lake," says Sheree, a master's student originally from Canada.
The rumours are true—Norway is a relatively expensive country. On the other hand, you will end up spending less on some things in Oslo than you would back home.
We won’t even try to deny it—winters here are definitely on the long side. Fortunately, there are plenty of things you can do to not only survive winter in Oslo, but embrace it.
“In Oslo you can go hiking in the woods during the day and go out partying in the evening, ” says Julia, an exchange student from Germany.
What's the best way to spend a summer evening in Oslo? Andrew from Spain shares some of his favourite things to do outdoors during the months when it never really gets dark.