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Buddy program - International buddy board

Find out what happens during the buddy program for International students.

Welcome to the Buddy program for :

  • All new international students who are doing an exchange program at OsloMet
  • All students who are starting one of the English master programs at OsloMet

Important information

  • As a new student, you’re automatically assigned a Buddy group. You do not have to sign up. Activities are not mandatory, but we recommend joining!
  • If Buddy activities collide with mandatory classes, always make going to class your priority.
  • In the event of any changes to this activity plan, your Buddy will keep you updated.
  • Questions? Don’t hesitate to contact the buddy association or the contact person of each day (see program under)

Friday August 10 & Saturday August 11

08.30 – 16.30 Pick-Up Service

You will be welcomed at Oslo Gardemoen Airport and given instructions to take the train to the central station. At Oslo Central Station, a group from OsloMet will be waiting for you. In groups, you will be taken by one of the OsloMet students to the SiO office to pick up your keys and be given instructions how to get to your student housing.

More information about signup for the arrival service you will receive over email

 

Monday August 13

Contact person of the day: Emma van de Wetering (+47 45836415) & Sohlbin Park (+47 46803615)

12.00 – 13.30 - Information Meeting 

Pilestredet 52 

Orientation meeting organized by the international office, you will receive all the ‘Important’ information you need for a good start in Oslo and at OsloMet. After the information meeting you will meet your buddies.

13.45 – 14.30 - Lunch
Time to get to know your buddies better. We are providing a free lunch.

14.00 – 15.30 - Flea Market
Forgot something from home? Did not manage to get your super comfy blanket in your already overfull suitcase? Fear not! At the free flea market, you can pick up all sorts of stuff that the previous students left behind.

14.00 – 15:30 - Information Market

Wondering what the different services from OsloMet can do for you? Still have some questions after the orientation meeting? Ask them at the different stands at the information market!

18.30 – 23.00 - Party
A party will be organized by the Student Parliament from OsloMet at Samfunnet Bislet, OsloMets very own student pub. We will close of the day with some games to get to know each other better.

 

Tuesday August 14.

Contact person of the day: Emma van de Wetering (+47 45836415) & Iris Krainer (+43 6642454486)

10.00 – 13.00 - IKEA (optional)
for the ones who are in need of some more stuff, after the flea market!

14.30 – 15.00 Meet up 
Buddies will meet you at a pre-announced place and the group will head towards St. Hanshaugen for the welcoming ceremony.

15.00 – 16.30 - Welcoming ceremony
Welcoming ceremony and music for all new students at St. Hanshaugen.

16.00 – 03.00 - Party Chateau Neuf
Welcoming party for all OsloMet students at Chateau Neuf – The Norwegian Student Society

Wednesday August 15

Contact person of the day: Emma van de Wetering (+47 45836415) & Sohlbin Park (+47 46803615)

15.00 – 17.30 - Campus Tour Scavenger Hunt

Get your map at Pilestredet 46.

We will organize a scavenger hunt over the OsloMet campus. This way you will get to know the whole campus and its buildings. In every building, there will be a task that you need to complete together with your buddy group to score points!  

19.00 – 20.30 - Quiz

Pilestredet 52, Studenthuset

After the campus tour, we will organize a quiz. How is your knowledge about Norwegian history? What do you know about social rules here up in the North? Test your knowledge!

 

Thursday August 16

Contact person of the day: Iris Krainer (+43 6642454486) & Sohlbin Park (+47 46803615)

National Gallery (Optional)
Together with your buddy group you can check out the National Gallery. Take a selfie with the Edvard Munks famous scream!

15.00 – 20.00 - BBQ at Frognerparken (canceled in case of extremely bad weather)
We will organize a BBQ at Frognerparken We will provide the BBQs, sauses and other snacks. You can bring whatever you want to put on the BBQ and something to drink. We will also bring various games, such as Frisbee, twister and the Norwegian game Kubb and this is a perfect chance to have a walk around Vigelandsparken to watch all the sculptures!

 

Friday August 17

Contact person of the day: Sohlbin Park (+47 46803615) & Emma van de Wetering (+47 45836415)

11.00 – 16.00 - Student association day in Pilestredet 52.
Buddies will take you there at a convenient time (when you’re not in class).
Student life will be more fun if you join a student association. On this day, you can visit the stands of every student association at OsloMet and find one that suits your interests.

19.00 – 21.30 - Movie & Prize Night

Pilestredet 32, Big auditorium N002. 107

We will show a (Norwegian) movie and provide some snacks. You can take some non-alcoholic drinks with you (we highly recommend a thermos with tea or coffee! :)). After the movie we will announce the winner of the buddy week challenge!

 

Saturday August 18

Contact person of the day: Emma van de Wetering (+47 45836415) & Iris Krainer (+43 6642454486)

11.00 – 18.00 - Studentslippet
Find your Oslo! Your Buddy will take you on a get to know the city-day for all new students in Oslo. Visit attractions, participate in activities and explore new places in Oslo. Everything is free!

For more information, visit: https://studentslippet.no/

 

Tuesday August 21

Contact person of the day: Emma van de Wetering (+47 45836415)

11.00 – 13.00 - Student support day in Pilestredet 52.
Buddies will take you there at a convenient time (when you’re not in class).

Get to know what OsloMet has to offer you as a new student. On this day, you can visit different stands with all our support services from carreer advising and library services to IT-support and our University Chaplain.