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Moving to Norway

If you are moving to Norway - either alone or with your family - then you have many questions - about prices, culture, housing, schools, what to bring with you, and a thousand more...
Here are some links for you to take a look at.

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Ex-pat organisations

SPIN - or Stavanger Partners Information Network - was a Stavanger-based organisation of ex-pats, for expats, with a wealth of info about living here and moving here - including housing, schools, car and pet import, banking.
It seems to have stopped in 2009 but a copy of the site then could be found using the link above (in July 2011)

AWC Oslo the American Womens Club provides a similar service for ex pats in the Oslo area

PWC Stavanger is an English-speaking club. Formerly the Petroleum Wives Club, it now stands for "People Who Connect" and is open to all.

Association Stavanger Accueil is a French ex-patriate organisation with a lot of information in French.

Stavanger Chamber of Commerce - Næringsforeningen - runs an Expat Service Center to help the employees and families of their members

Stavanger Expats is a blog and website by expats for expats with a lot of useful information

The Foreigner has Norwegian news in English - published in Stavanger by an English expat

The New In Norway - nyinorge government website has a mass of practical information on tax, registration, health service, schooling and much more

Our Links page has some other useful links

Renting or buying property

SPIN has some useful information on buying or leasing a house or apartment, and there are other sites to help you choose.

Activities, restaurant guides, etc

We think you'll find the best information on trips out in the region here - ranging from an hour or two to a week or more. This includes detailed guides to ski resorts in the region, for example.
Our restaurant and bar guides are very popular - especially for the Stavanger area.
We have some information on specialist shops - food etc - so let us know if you can't find something and we will see if we can help.
Let us know if you can't find the information you need


International School of Stavanger (ISS) follows the British IGCSE and the International Baccalaureate Diploma programme, for all ages of school children. It has (late 2010) 720 students from many countries - British and 44 others

British International School Stavanger (BISS) follows international curricula recognised in the UK for children up to the age of 16

French School Stavanger (Lycee Francais de Stavanger) shares a building with Kampen Skole near the centre of Stavanger

There used to be a Dutch school - this is now part of ISS and younger pupils can have lessons in Dutch.

Other ex-pat sites is a British site, but has global information for expats.

New to Norway seminars

Louise Rankin runs cross-cultural seminars in the Stavanger area, to help new ex-pats learn about their new home.
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