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Expat Guide to Living in Stavanger

Whether you're already living in Stavanger or preparing to move to Stavanger, our Expat Guide to Living in Norway offers articles and reports submitted by expats about expat life in Stavanger. For answers to specific questions, visit our Norway Forum to talk with expats in Stavanger.

5 Tips for Living in Stavanger, Norway

Life in Stavanger can be complicated for expats. By most accounts, it is a difficult culture to get accustomed to, but with the right frame of mind and a willingness to adapt, it can be a rewarding expat experience.

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Culture Shock in Stavanger, Norway

Get some great insight into what it's like to settle into expat life in Stavanger, Norway. Learning the language, what native Norwegians are like, and getting by with English are all covered in this expat culture shock report.

Culture Shock in Stavanger, Norway

An expat in Stavanger, Norway appreciates the Norwegian's love of and respect for nature. She also appreciates that Norwegians aren't easily offended, their lower crime rates and great food.

More Culture Shock Reports for Stavanger

Culture shock is part of the settling in process. Knowing the different phases of culture shock and how other expats in Stavanger handle it can be very comforting. Below are some of the responses from expats in Stavanger:
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Living Overseas Report

What are people's priorities in Stavanger - work? family? socializing? What are the best ways to meet other expats? Are people accepting of racial, cultural and religious differences? Help other expats and people moving to Stavanger by filling out our Living Overseas Report.

Submit a Living Overseas Report

Moving Overseas Report

What should you take with you when you move to Stavanger? What should you leave behind? What type of housing and neighborhoods are typical for expats in Stavanger? Help others moving to Stavanger by filling out our Moving Overseas Report.

Submit a Moving Overseas Report

Dream vs. Reality Report

Most expats have have "dreams" (and fears) about the expatriate experience before they moved to Stavanger. If you are already living in Stavanger, share how those "dreams" have been fulfilled, and how they have not by filling out our Dream vs. Reality Report.

Submit a Dream vs. Reality Report

Overseas Retirement Report

Retiring abroad can be a great option for retirees seeking their dream lifestyle at an affordable price. Help other retirees, who are thinking about retiring in Stavanger by filling out our Overseas Retirement report.

Submit a Retire Abroad Report

Having a Baby in Stavanger Reports

How did expats choose their doctors, midwives, hospitals? What is childbirth like in Stavanger? Below are some of the reports from expats in Stavanger:
Submit a Having a Baby Abroad Report

Working Abroad Report

What's it like to find a job in Stavanger? How difficult was it to obtain a work permit? What types are jobs are typical for expats in Stavanger? Help others following in your footsteps by filling out our Working Abroad Report.

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