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Expat Guide to Living in Bergen

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

Culture Shock in Bergen, Norway

An expat from the U.K. admits to having a hard time adjusting to the culture in Bergen, Norway.

Culture Shock in Bergen, Norway

An woman who moved to Norway with her Norwegian husband discusses how not being fluent in the language has impacted her social life and overall adjustment to life in Norway. She advised others moving to Bergen to make a major effort to learn the language. Plus, she suggested that expats find a few indoor hobbies to keep themselves busy and preoccupied when it's raining.

More Culture Shock Reports for Bergen

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

Living Overseas Report

What are people's priorities in Bergen - 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 Bergen 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 Bergen? What should you leave behind? What type of housing and neighborhoods are typical for expats in Bergen? Help others moving to Bergen by filling out our Moving Overseas Report.

Submit a Moving Overseas Report

Reviews of Schools in Bergen

Reviews and school profiles from expat parents and even a few school administrators in Bergen. Great place to find insight into school facilities, teachers and curriculum. Below are some of the reviews from expats in Bergen:
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Dream vs. Reality Report

Most expats have have "dreams" (and fears) about the expatriate experience before they moved to Bergen. If you are already living in Bergen, 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 Bergen by filling out our Overseas Retirement report.

Submit a Retire Abroad Report

Having a Baby Abroad Report

How did expats choose their doctors, midwives, hospitals? What is childbirth like in Bergen? Help other expats who are preparing to have a baby in Bergen by filling out our Having a Baby Abroad Report.

Submit a Having a Baby Abroad Report

Working Abroad Report

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

Submit a Working Abroad Report
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10 Tips for Living in Norway

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.

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 beaut...

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.

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 e...

Moving to Norway

Expats in Norway report a life abroad in a country to which it can be difficult to adapt. However, if you have the right situation and persevere, the natural beauty and hard won quality friendships can be quite rewarding.

Expats in Norway report a life abroad in a country to which it can be difficult to adapt. However, if you have the right situation and persevere, the natural beauty and hard won quality friendships ca...

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