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BNCC and Culturas bring together ambassadors and lusophone community in Oslo

News Posted on Tue, November 29, 2016 11:18:00

Together with the Embassy of Brazil and the Embassy of Portugal, the Brazilian-Norwegian Chamber of Commerce (BNCC) and Culturas invited the lusophone community to discuss the role of Portuguese as a language in Norway.

At total, 45 Portuguese speakers attended the event on November 24th at the African Cultural Institute in Oslo. The main goal of the evening was to strength the network among professionals who speak Portuguese in Norway.

Since 2014, BNCC and Culturas hold the Annual Brazilian Professionals meeting, and this year, the event extended the invitation to all Portuguese speakers, native and learners, including people from Portugal, Mocambique, Angola and Norwegians.

The ambassador of Brazil, George Monteiro Prata, and the Ambassador of Portugal, Clara Nunes dos Santos, joined the event and presented the importance of this language in the world. After a mingling session and refreshments, the participants were invited to a Brazilian movie session to watch Caramuru (Guel Arraes).

CEO of Culturas Larissa Costa Slottet introduces the guests
BNCC director, Harald Martisen, the ambassador of Portugal, Clara Nunes do Santos and the ambassador of Brazil, George Monteiro Prata

Opportunities for Norwegian students to study in Brazil

News Posted on Mon, December 21, 2015 16:53:03

BNCC (Brazilian-Norwegian Chamber of Commerce) and University of Oslo will gather Norwegian students on February, 3rd to talk about the range of opportunities to study in Brazil.
The meeting will be held at grupperom 1, on 3rd floor of Georg Sverdrups Hus, Blindern Campus from 14:30 to 16:00.

Culturas team will be part of the program and will discuss the importante of cross cultural training for students living abroad. The event also include a presentation of The Senter for internasjonalisering av utdanning (SIU) about the reasons to choose Brazil as a place to study, testimonials from students and a coffee with mingling.

If you are interested to participate, send an e-mail to Please register before January 30th.

Survival guide of a Brazilian student in Oslo

News Posted on Wed, November 04, 2015 09:35:45

For those who are planning to study in Norway, we suggest to take a look on this site about a Brazilian student perspective of living in Oslo. Funny and down to the point, the blog gives recommendation on food, transportation and even touristic ideas with a low budget. Enjoy!

II Brazilian Professional Meeting discusses new projects in Oslo

News Posted on Sat, October 24, 2015 14:02:51

More than 50 Brazilian professionals attended the event

Team Culturas held a presentation about cross cultural services

The II Professional Meeting was held on October 21st and gathered a group of Brazilians to talk about the future of the community network in Oslo.

Last 21st of October, BNCC, with the support of the Brazilian Embassy in Oslo and Culturas, organized the second meeting of Brazilian professionals in Norway. More than 50 professionals attended the event, demonstrating the strength of the Brazilian workforce gradually arriving to Norway.

This strength can be multiplied through the formation of an established community with common goals. BNCC has made itself available to collaborate in the structuring of this community since last year, inviting all Brazilian professionals to become members. We would like to thank participants for their presence and also invite those who did not have the chance to meet us to become a part of this group.

All interested Brazilian professionals are invited to become members of BNCC. In doing so, they will have access to the benefits of being a member of the network as whole, but also, will automatically be included in this community that works towards strengthening this network and bringing benefits to its Brazilian members more specifically.

The main goal of the second meeting was presenting the project to strength the business network among Brazilian professionals and companies in Norway, which started last year. In the occasion, the Ambassador of Brazil, HE Flavio Helmond Macieira welcomed the group while Culturas and Brazilian-Norwegian Chamber of Commerce (BNCC) held a brief presentation.

Right after, members of the community introduced themselves and talked about their experience with BNCC.

The event was then followed by a happy hour session with tacos and drinks.

Culturas more connected to you

News Posted on Mon, October 12, 2015 21:34:56

(see Portuguese version below)

In October, Culturas has launched new social media channels: the Instagram account, this blog and the YouTube channel. The main goal is to get connected and be more connected to people interested in cross cultural subjects with international business as a background.

On Instagram (follow us!), you will find weekly pictures from Norway’s sightseeing or suggestions of places to visit #culturasonthego, as well as teasers from our news, events and projects.

If you are searching for news and extra content about intercultural topics, the place to look at is this blog ūüėČ Here you can read about Culturas’ work, events and projects and articles about cross cultural subjects written by our columnists.

On our brand new YouTube channel (sign up here!), there are two different approaches: the first one is videos about Culturas’ events and the second is our Vlog. The first series of the Vlog is called Dicas para adaptac√£o na Noruega (How to adapt in Norway, in Portuguese) which is a free and extra content focused on foreigners who have just moved to Norway. We have already gave informal tips about recycling and how to make Brazilian tapioca with local products in Oslo.

On top of that, you can also find us on Facebook (here!) or send us an e-mail to Let’s keep in touch!

Desde o in√≠cio de Outubro, a Culturas lancou v√°rias novidades: a conta no Instagram, o blog e a estreia do canal do YouTube. O principal objetivo √© estar mais conectado com pessoas interessadas em treinamento cultural, experi√™ncia como expat e relac√Ķes comerciais entre Brasil e Noruega.

No Instagram (nos siga aqui!), voc√™ encontra fotos semanais das ruas e cenas da Noruega assim como sugest√Ķes de passeios e lugares para visitar #culturasonthego, chamadas de not√≠cias, eventos e projetos da Culturas.

Caso voc√™ esteja de olho em not√≠cias e material extra sobre experi√™ncias interculturais, o lugar para achar √© aqui no blog. ūüėČ Aqui √© o nosso espaco mais informal, que postamos sobre os bastidores da Culturas, eventos e artigos dos nossos colunistas.

J√° no nosso novo canal do YouTube, (confira aqui), tem duas propostas diferentes: a primeira √© produzir v√≠deos dos eventos da Culturas e a segunda √© o nosso Vlog. A primeira s√©rie do nosso Vlog foi lancada nesse m√™s e se chama Dicas para adaptac√£o na Noruega, um conte√ļdo aberto, gratuito e extra. Como o t√≠tulo sugere, a s√©rie √© focada nos estrangeiros que falam Portugu√™s e que acabaram de se mudar para a Noruega.

Além de todos esses canais, você pode entrar em contato conosco pelo Facebook (here!) ou mande um e-mail para Vamos manter o contato!

II Brazilian Professional Meeting in Oslo

News Posted on Fri, October 02, 2015 12:37:27

Our next event is the II Brazilian Professional Meeting on October 21st. Together with the BNCC and Embassy of Brazil, Culturas welcomes all Brazilian professionals based in Norway for a happy hour at the Cultural Space of Brazilian Embassy (Sigurd Syrs gate 2, Oslo) from 16:00 to 18:00.

Our goal is to strength the business network among Brazilian professionals and companies in Norway. The event will be held in Portuguese, therefore, it is an interesting opportunity for Norwegians who are Portuguese speakers/students to join.

In the occasion, the Ambassador of Brazil, HE Flavio Helmond Macieira will start the evening program. Right after, Culturas and BNCC will hold a brief presentation and members of the community will introduce themselves. A happy hour session with tacos and drinks will follow.

Please keep in mind that there are limited places available: members of BNCC and those who first register will have priority. Register before October 16th, by sending an e-mail to We are looking forward to meeting you all there!

Culturas welcomes Brazilian students to share experiences in Oslo

News Posted on Tue, September 29, 2015 22:04:01

Together with Brazilian-Norwegian Chamber of Commerce (BNCC) and Oslo Chamber of Commerce (OCC), Culturas will gather Brazilian students from the program “Science Without Boarders 2015” for a chat on October 5th to talk about culture differences and adaptation.

If you are also a newcomer student in Norway, you are welcome to participate on this event. (This event will be held in Portuguese). The meeting will be held from 15:30 to 17:00 at Henrik Ibsen gate, 100. Please confirm your attendance by e-mail to

Welcome to Vlog Culturas!

News Posted on Tue, September 29, 2015 20:53:43

As we announced earlier, Culturas is bringing new projects to the table. We have just launched our brand new Youtube channel which will compile cross cultural subjects. The first series of the vlog is focused on tips and curiosities for who has just moved to Norway. Check it out!

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