Oslo is world’s costliest for expats

Oslo has overtaken Tokyo as the world’s most expensive city for expatriate workers, a survey by international human resources organization ECA has found. Stavanger holds the third position. The strength of Norway’s krone against major currencies is still the key factor that increases the cost of living for foreigners in Norway. Between Oslo and Stavanger, the […]

Summer in the city

EXPATRIATE MUSINGS Martina Scapin, daughter of an Italian diplomat, returned last summer to the city where her parents were posted when she was born – Oslo. She shares her experiences of living and working in the Norwegian capital, before heading back to her studies in London. Even though I was born in Oslo, the summer […]

From expat to global citizen

EXPATRIATE MUSINGS Phillip M Louis, an American living and working in Oslo, is a regular contributor to Views and News from Norway. When you define “expatriate,” you clearly find the following terms: One who has taken up residence in a foreign country. As for “global citizen,” it’s the concept of citizenship on a global level and […]

The brow of a Norwegian

EXPATRIATE MUSINGS Phillip M Louis, an American living and working in Oslo, is a regular contributor to Views and News from Norway. In Oslo and other cities in Norway, whether we’re an expatriate or guest, the more we understand our day-to-day activities and duties, the more we begin to blend into our unique Norwegian environments. Among […]