Dayu - University of Oslo

B Arts/ B International Hotel and Tourism Management
Semester 2, 2016

Academic Experience

I took one psychology course (personnel psychology), two philosophy courses (Level 3). I enjoyed the small scale of lectures and classes at the University of Oslo. It improves engagement and participation amongst peers and the lecturers as well. I've experienced some difficulties with the new language, Norwegian is pretty hard to understand, but I've tired to learn some basic vocabulary and it was an amazing opportunity to do so.

Personal Experience

I've done some terrific traveling after examinations, it was great to explore some of the top spots around Europe. I made lots of friends during exchange, they are from different places around the world, it was pleasure to speak with them and we have built a strong relationship, it is meant to be a lifetime friendship.


I was living on-campus. The university of Oslo provides guaranteed housing for students who come from overseas, my accommodation was cozy and convenient, so I strongly recommend that international students live on-campus. My choice was Sogn studentby village, but you can choose either Sogn or Kringsa, they are both close to the University of Oslo and you can make more friends in these student villages.


Norway is known as one of the most expensive countries in the world, so please be mindful that you might go off your budget a bit. However, most of the students prepare their meals regularly, but even so the entire expenses could be slightly more expensive than Australia.

Professional Development & Employability 

I've leant how to communicate with people from different places around the world, to understand their culture with respect and curiosity. Norway is also known as one of the most developed countries in the world so you can experience the different lifestyle and culture as well. The exchange experience offered me a variety of skills to enhance my professional development, such as language, culture, communication appreciation and so on.


  1. You can meet people from all around the world and get along with them pretty quickly.
  2. Traveling was my first will and motivation to study abroad.
  3. I was able to experience different academic systems, it was a precious opportunity.

Top Tips 

  1. Be open-minded and make more friends if you wish! Buddy week is always crucial for you to get along with new students, you can meet and make friends very quickly during the buddy week, so please do not miss this opportunity and be ready to express your glamour.
  2. You can join many events and parties in the student villages, please look up at your social software apps e.g. Facebook, What'sApp. You can purchase second hand textbooks and other goods online as well, so keeping an eye online is always encouraged.
  3. Most of the international students are fascinated by traveling, you are more than welcomed to be invited by your friends on the weekend or during vacations. Please bring up your fancy camera and warm jumpers for these fantastic adventures!