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Jun. 3rd, 2011 @ 05:08 pm Goddag
Current Location: Karlstad, Sweden
Current Mood: determineddetermined
Current Music: Ronan Hardiman - Lord of the Dance
I have a job waiting for me at Gardermoen airport, but I'm not having any luck in finding a place to stay. Are there any sites apart from Hybel.no and Finn.no where I might find a reasonably priced hybel or bofellesskap? Preferably in Jessheim, but anywhere near Gardermoen is all right. And, of course, if anyone in this comm knows someone who needs an extra flatmate, feel free to point me in their direction.

Thank you.
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Jul. 30th, 2009 @ 02:19 am Looking for a dressmaker
Current Location: Nannestad, Norway
Does anyone happen to know of a maker of custom, Medieval/Renaissance-style dresses located in or near the Oslo area? I'm not having much luck via Google searching, since I don't really know the proper Norsk terms to search on. Thanks for any help! :)

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Jun. 29th, 2009 @ 09:09 pm Hello people from Norway!
Current Mood: curiouscurious
In September I will be moving to Bergen where I found an internship as a French teacher. I have two different questions for you.

First, related to my job, do any of you speak French? Is it a common foreign language to learn in school? Do you like it? I'm just curious.

Second question... I'll be living in a dorm at the university as they told me and I can't seem to find any picture of it online. Is it pretty? Big? Is it common for students to live in dorms? Any advice on what to do, what not to do?

My questions are a bit strange, but I'm just so excited, I keep thinking about it.
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Jan. 7th, 2009 @ 02:20 am Hello everyone!
Current Location: Sydney, Australia
Current Mood: excitedexcited
Hi all! I'm moving to Oslo in a weeks time and I just found this community and I'm very excited and eager to learn and ask questions and help anyone else in any way possible.

So first of all, a bit about me. My name is Jessi and I'm 21, I'm Australian (currently in Sydney) and I'm coming over on a working holiday visa. My boyfriend is dorukai  and he's been over there since November so I miss him plenty. I worked in finance over here but I'm hoping to work in a bar or cafe and I'd really, really like to go back to university next year and would love to do so in Oslo. I love food, cooking, music, reading and I'm a huge film and games geek.

And now, some of the big questions:

1. If I need to see a doctor for something that is not an emergency, what do I do?
2. What about dentists?
3. If I need to buy medication (over the counter, not prescription) where can I go?
4. What is the tax like for someone who is on a working holiday visa?
5. What is the procedure for extending a working holiday visa?
6. What kind of qualifications will I need to work in a bar?
7. What are unemployment levels like over there? Is it difficult to get jobs right now?
8. Generally, how do Norwegian employers feel about employing foreigners?
9. How important is it that I speak Norwegian?
10. If I want to go to university next year, are there particular requirements that are general for most university courses?
11. Is temporary (six months maximum) work common?
12. Will I need a copy of my resume in Norwegian as well as English?
13. Are teachers aide jobs possible for someone who has not been to University?

So that's pretty much it for the time being, any more advice would be greatly appreciated and I'd definitely love to get to know some people here, maybe meet up for a coffee?
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Sep. 8th, 2008 @ 11:07 pm Thanks!
Hi, my name is Amber, and I've posted here nearly a year ago with questions.  I've lurked since then, faithfully reading, and now I have some questions again for all of you.

I've been working on a young adult novel, where the main character visits Norway.  I had a sister who visited southern Norway, but I'm curious as to what the mountains west of Lake Mjøsa looked like, or where I could find information concerning the geology of that area. 

Also, the character spends some time with relatives - one of whom enjoys speaking Norwegian in front of her.  I was wondering if anyone here would be willing to help me correct my Norwegian since I am most certainly still a beginner.  Or if they new of a forum or group that would be more beneficial for such questions.

Thank you greatly!

Also, here's a random question: what are some common sayings or proverbs in southern Norway?  Sayings that one might say offhand in a normal conversation, or a saying that might describe a person's character?
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Aug. 18th, 2008 @ 09:26 am Job Sites in English?
Does anyone know if there is a job website for Norway in English? I am a Canadian who lived in Norway 2006-07. I'm currently looking for work opportunities but unfortunately I am not fluent in Norwegian! My area is in education sector at the university level (administration & management work). Could also imagine working in business dealing with trade, but definitely not a coffee shop as I'm not in my 20s anymore! :) Maybe this is a lost cause given that I don't speak Norwegian.
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Aug. 15th, 2008 @ 04:40 pm apple computer repair?

hei hei.

i just moved to Olso for the semester to study at UiO. unfortunately for me, my computer is broken. double (or dobbelt, i guess) unfortunate is that i only know the tiniest pinch of norwegian so far, so i don't know how to figure out where to go. does anyone know of a Mac/Apple computer repair shop, or alternatively, a used computer store?

takk for hjelpen. :)

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Mar. 19th, 2008 @ 03:52 pm Norwegian Drivers license for foreigners
Current Mood: weirdweird

My husband moved to norway from the US in september. I have been looking all over Statens Vegvesen's website to find out if he is allowed to drive here or not. The only info I found was for EU citizens:(

He has a drivers license in the US. How long can he use that before he needs to retake the practical test?

Anyone know what the rules are?

God Påskeferie:=)
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