Bergen is an international town with small-town charm and atmosphere. The city is like a spectacular amphitheatre clambering up the mountain sides, overlooking the sea, embracing the tourists. Roaming through living history in this modern yet well-preserved 900 year-old city, this is the gateway to the wildest and loveliest fjords of Norway.
As a student of Scandinavian languages and literature I came to Bergen in October this year to work on my final thesis about a contemporary Norwegian author. I had been granted a scholarship by the state of Norway, which allowed me to stay in Bergen for three month and do my research at the local university. Everybody who has been through writing his or her final thesis for university knows what a frightening project that can be. Have my studies really provided me with the scientific competence I need to write such a work? Is my topic good enough? Will I find the material I need? Will I have enough time?