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10 Tips for Living in Norway by Betsy Burlingame
Expat ArticlesArticle Summary: Expats in Norway often have a hard time adjusting to life there. Expats share their tips and experiences living in Norway -- from the high taxes and difficulty making friends with locals to the beautiful scenery and outdoor living. (Continue)
cschilling replied most recently with:
This article was helpful to me as my husband and I are planning to move to Norway within 2 years. We need lots of help doing so, and are appreciative of any advice on the subject.
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Hi, I started a group on facebook called imobago (international mother and baby group oslo) 4 years ago. Today it has over 1200 members from more than 46 nationalities. Everyone is welcomed to join our community. It is a great help for expat mums and it is free. In addition I would also recommend the book "Oslo for Mothers" (available on www.imobago.com) for those who have just arrived to the Fjord city or are planning to have a family in Oslo.
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Expat Report Culture Shock in Stavanger, Norway was published
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I think that adjusting to life in Norway has a lot to do with your own mindset. If you think that people are rude and that they don't like you, you will have trouble making friends and adjusting to the Norwegian lifestyle. Usually the people are not the problem, you are your own problem. Get over yourself and don't expect people to do things for you. You have to be willing to think positive and try to make friends by yourself, but at the same time not come on too strong and creep people out. Learning Norwegian will definitely help. You also should not expect everyone to speak English, why should they? This is Norway after all. It can also seem as if everyone here is the same and that you stick out like a sore thumb, but it's not true. Life here in Norway can be pretty great, it just takes time and an attitude adjustment to get to feeling as happy as you were back home. (Continue)
Expat Report Culture Shock in Western Norway City, Norway was published
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Try to learn the language, especially the local dialect! It makes things much easier when you try and meet new people. And it gives them something to ask about--Norwegians are proud of their dialects!

Realize that it's not a utopia here. It's easy to get depressed and feel excluded. So try to keep active, join clubs or volunteer organizations or even couchsurfing as a way to meet people!

Also remember that it gets better. But don't give up who you are just to try and fit in :)

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A reader commented on the Expat Report Culture Shock in Bergen, Norway
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If you can live elsewhere do! Don't think you can ever make good solid Norwegian friends here - they just aren't interested. (Continue)
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I could not agree more with what the writer says about Norway. I have lived in Belgium, Nigeria and the States. Now I live in Kristiansand Norway. This is the most depressing country I have been in. If you are not Norwegian you will never be excepted. Please think twice before moving here.
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I could not agree more with what the writer says about Norway. I have lived in Belgium, Nigeria and the States. Now I live in Kristiansand Norway. This is the most depressing country I have been in. If you are not Norwegian you will never be excepted. Please think twice before moving here.
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pianoteacher replied to the thread I need a voltage converter on the Norway forum:
skogz initially posted:
Does anyone know where in Norway I could purchase a voltage converter to use my Canadian appliances here? The max I need is 2000W. Thanks.
pianoteacher replied most recently with:
I have purchased these at Clas-Ohlsen.
dannyh replied most recently with:
I purchased all my transformers from www.voltageconverters.com they have a warehouse in US and in Canada.
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Hi, I am an English and New York qualified junior corporate (M&A) lawyer seeking legal work in Norway - I do not speak Norwegian. I am likely to be moving to Norway for family reasons later in 2015. Can anyone here advise as to whether I have a realistic prospect or finding work and, more importantly, the best resources for finding work such as legal recruiters etc. Kind regards, ToC
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pianoteacher posted Piano Lessons in Kristiansand on the Norway forum:
Just a reminder that we offer piano lessons in both english and norwegian in Kristiansand, Norway. www.kristiansandpianolessons.com Happy New Year! Dwght
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costel posted agricultural worker on the Norway forum:
Hello I am looking for a job in Norway for a couple husband and wife 37 years and 39 years in agriculture greenhouses warehouse processing poultry farm. or only for me thank interior construction
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