Oslo - Post Report Question and Answers

Morale among expats:

Mixed. Norway can really wear people down. A lot (majority) of expats come here as spouses of native Norwegians, with high expectations of finding work. This often proves difficult, as most jobs require fluency in Norwegian, meaning a lengthy stay out of the job market while learning, frustration with the system, etc. The dark and cold can also get to people, and people used to things happening quickly or inefficiently can get frustrated with the slow pace here. You will see a lot of people stay 2-5 years and then leave - there aren't so many long-term expats unless they have some sort of family connection here. - May 2013

Above average. - Aug 2011

It depends -- we loved it. - Jun 2009

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