Godriver, or River as she likes to be called, moved from Tanzania to Norway when she was 6 years old. She is well integrated in the student life in Oslo and is happy to share her knowledge about the city, her student life and a few insights about Norwegian people:
“Norwegians are open and welcoming! I have found them to be very warm- although the rumor might say otherwise”, River says.

How do you like the facilities at BI?

"The environment at campus is really comfortable for the students. I love it I practically live there".

How is it different from your university in Tanzania?

"There is a big difference, everything from the facilities to the way of thinking. Students here are bolder, more engaged and more matured. Here you are thought to reflect in an early age. This is different from Tanzania where everything is already set".

What was your first impression of Oslo?

"The fast life. Everyone is moving somewhere with a busy life going from A to B. In the beginning you feel like a small person in a big town, but now it is different. I feel like I am a part of the city., and I don’t feel that small anymore".

How would you describe Oslo as a city for students?

"I would say that it is well facilitated for students. The public transportation is functioning any time of the day. There is also a variety of activities to engage in. Oslo has so much to offer to international students".

In your opinion, what is the best aspect with Norwegian education?

"I love the fact that students are allowed to reflect. You get to give feedback to professors and lectures, so in this way you take part in your own education. You are challenged to think outside the box".

In what way do you think your stay here will influence your career opportunities?

"I know BI is international oriented and acknowledged internationally due to its quality and its connections to the business world. BI is good at connecting students to the job marked and in opening doors to career opportunities. So I hope that will create a path for me to a promising job after graduation".

Do you have an advice to other students who want to go to Norway?

"Remember to have fun. Don’t miss out on trying new things. Get out of your comfort zone. Most international students tend to keep to themselves, but break out of that and integrate into the society. You will make memories for a lifetime"!

You can hear more from River on our youtube channel: 

31 October 2017