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The river in Trondheim

Jobs in Norway: The Hard Truth

Since finding a job here a little over a year ago, I’ve done my best to share the transition process with other expats who are hoping to move to Norway (Trondheim, specifically, since that is where...
Kong Øysteins veg in the winter

The Downsides of Living in Norway

Living in Norway is fantastic in so many ways, but it's important to understand the whole picture. In a previous blog, I wrote about 9 upsides of my first year in Norway. While it’s been a...
17 May

My First Year in Norway

I receive a lot of emails from people asking what life is like in Norway, whether it’s hard to find work, what they can expect in the first year and whether it’s worth it. I’ve been...
Love Winter in Norway

8 Reasons to Love Winter in Norway

A love letter to the Norwegian winter. When I first arrived in Norway, I was pretty concerned about making sure that I wouldn’t freeze to death. I had arrived straight off a humanitarian trip in Africa...
Jobs in Trondheim

How I Found a Job in Trondheim

When I arrived in Trondheim four months ago, I knew that it would be difficult to find work, but I had no idea how difficult. I hit many failures initially but I quickly learned what works,...
Trondheim Relocation

Why I Want to Live in Trondheim

Having just spent the last 2 weeks in the United States, I’ve had a lot of time to ask myself whether Trondheim is really where I want to live. Needless to say, it’s a huge commitment...

What’s It Like to Work in Norway?

Just how different is the day-to-day experience in a Norwegian workplace? An American gives us his experience. This week, I have continued to search for jobs, attend Norwegian language classes, work with recruiters, and attend networking...
Cross-country ski

Welcome to Norway!

Three years ago, while studying at the University of California at Berkeley, I met a girl who has absolutely changed my life. She is beautiful, amazing, and a pleasure to be around. She is also 100%...