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.
An expat from the U.K. admits to having a hard time adjusting to the culture 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
Submit an International School Review
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:
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.
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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
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