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An Expat Talks about Living in Oslo, Norway

What is the name of the city or town that you are reporting on?

Oslo

How long have you lived there?

8 months

What activities, clubs and organizations would you recommend to newcomers to help them meet others?

AWC of Oslo, Petroleum Women's Club, International Forum...there are classes offered in language, culture, arts, yoga, pilates...the list continues.

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In terms of religious, racial, economic and cultural diversity, are the people of this city or town diverse? Are they accepting of differences? Describe.

After reading the other profile on Norway I was completely surpised. I have yet to experience this here and have enjoyed every minute. Yes, it can be tough here only if you make it difficult.

What are the main industries in this city? What types of career opportunities commonly exist? How do most people find new jobs?

Oil/Gas, Telecom, Fishing, etc.

In general, what are peoples' priorities in this city? For example, do lives revolve around work, family, socializing, sports, etc.?

Family, Sports, leisure time, homes

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If a friend of yours was thinking of moving to this city or town from far away, what other advice would you give them.

Absolutely take this opportunity... what a beautiful country and great experience. You make what you want out of it... Take advantage of a country that offers incredible outdoor activities/sports. I was never into skiing, hiking, cycling, but I am a convert...at 45 years old and ejoying what the outdoors has to offer here and have yet to see anywhere else like it in the world.

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Apr 16, 2013 10:15

Hey ! I am comin to Oslo in June for an intrensive Norwegian Lanuage class. Where can I find the cheapest accomodation in OSLO? My courses will take place in the centrum but dont mind commuting for an hour one way. What are my chances of finding a Physician job after passing the Bergen test. I'm not so bad a languages, kinda fluent in french and swedish so Im hinking that 6 months of intensive classes plus my super extrovert genes makes it asier for me to meet new people. Charles,

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