DENVER, CO, October 26, 2013 /24-7PressRelease/
-- Michael Biering has dreamed of visiting Norway his entire life. He remembers learning about the country in his early teens and being intrigued by its location, natural beauty and interesting way of life. Michael Biering did not know many people with Norwegian ancestry, nor did he find others who were interested in the country. Most of his friends wanted to visit places that had white sandy beaches and turquoise blue waters. His fascination with Norway would become a reality sooner than he expected.
In his second year of college, Michael Biering
noticed an opportunity for a study abroad program at the University of Oslo. He would be able to live in Norway for a year and go to college! It was almost too much to take in, so he literally ran to his adviser for more information. Michael Biering filled out the application on the spot and was already thinking about what he would pack with him when he was accepted.
"I knew I would be accepted into the study abroad program. I had the grades and just knew it was a sign that I was meant to have this experience in Norway. I was so sure I was going to be accepted that I drove everyone crazy who knew me...it was all I could talk about!" said Michael Biering.
After Michael Biering
received his acceptance letter, he was able to really begin planning his year abroad. His class schedule was set and now it was time for him to plan his weekend excursions. He would also stay during the school breaks so that he would have a few weeks at a time to plan longer trips. Michael Biering was more than ecstatic about his upcoming adventure.
Upon his arrival in Oslo, Michael Biering made his first weekend memorable with a trip to the Viking Ship Museum. He is truly fascinated by anything and everything that has to do with vikings, so this was a great start to his Norwegian adventure. In the following weeks, he visited the Lofotr Viking Museum, Borg, Lofoten Islands and the Stiklestad National Culture Centre, Nord-Trondelag. At each of these destinations, he participated in festivals that featured traditional food, costumer and customs of the ancient times.
made a point of making friends with Norwegian students. His new friends were happy to accompany him on his weekend trips to the fjords for a hike. They were also quite happy to show him where they were from or some of the things only a local would know. Michael Biering was truly the happiest he had ever been in his life.
"I was having this amazing experience at University of Oslo and spending all of my free time exploring this truly unbelievable country. The first time I saw Northern Lights was perhaps the most memorable experience I have ever had. I would tell anyone to visit Norway if they have the opportunity. The modern cities and unbelievably raw, natural beauty is really something to see," said Michael Biering.About: Michael Biering
has always wanted to visit Norway and was able to live there for a year during college.