The Student Counselling Centre, administered by the Arctic Student Welfare Organisation, provides a counselling service for Norwegian and international students on campus. Experienced professionals are available to help students cope with the personal and practical challenges of student life. Studying far from home in a foreign country can be particularly challenging. You will be required to adapt to a new culture and different social behaviours and expectations. Furthermore, structural systems, such as health and education, may be fundamentally different from what you are used to back home. You may face challenges that are difficult to cope with far from family and friends.
- International Student Counsellor
The International Student Counsellor, Line Vråberg, is available to assist with matters concerning health, public services, budgets, or problems of a practical or personal nature that may arise during the international student's stay in Norway. Other counsellors and psychologists are also available for therapeutic issues.
- Location & Reception
- The Student Counselling Centre is located downstairs in the Breiviklia building, down the road from the university bus stop, and regular office hours are from 9:00-15:00. The office is closed for lunch every day from 11:30-12:00, and during staff meetings from 8:30-10:30 on Tuesdays.
The first person you meet is Jill Larsen in the reception, and if you only have a quick question, she may know the answer. Telephone to the reception is 77649050. Appointments can be made by contacting Jill or Line.
Services are confidential and free of charge!
The Student Counselling Centre provide you with a variety of services to assist you with personal issues.
An individual counselling appointment can take up to 45 minutes if needed. Usually, you first get an appointment with the international student counsellor, to get an overview of your problem. If can be questions or practical matters easily solved, or things that you struggle with that make take several appointments to overcome. If several appointments are necessary, you may be referred to one of the other counsellors or psychologists in our team. Our services are confidential and free of charge.
Along the semester, the Student Counselling Centre may offer courses, workshops or information meetings, if we see that students may need it. Topics could be how to face winter climate, cross-cultural experiences, depression management, or procedures when leaving Norway. Topics may vary according to needs expressed by students.
The Student Counselling Centre is offering drop-in appointments every weekday from 1pm to 2 pm. If you have an acute issue that cannot wait for a pre-booked appointment, you may call or stop by for help. We also offer an afternoon drop-in on Wednesdays 3pm-5pm, for practical assistance and quick questions.
The Student Counselling Centre is also offering some social events throughout the year. These are announced via email.
International Student Counsellor