Life as exchange student in Aarhus, Denmark

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This presentation was held by Anca Dudau (Romania) and Stoyan Yankov (Bulgaria) for the new exchange students at Law, Psychology and Political Sciences, Aarhus University, within the Introduction …

This presentation was held by Anca Dudau (Romania) and Stoyan Yankov (Bulgaria) for the new exchange students at Law, Psychology and Political Sciences, Aarhus University, within the Introduction Days, 29th August 2012. Please take into consideration that the presentation was made from a personal perspective and some of the tips might be outdated by the time you read it.

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  • 1. International students in Aarhus Anca Dudău, MACC Stoyan Yankov, MSc Finance
  • 2. Anca Dudău 23, Romania Full-degree student at BSS MA Corporate Communication, 2nd year Erasmus student 2010 - Gent, Belgium Interests: travelling, outdoors, dancing Motto: Study hard, party even harder! anca.dudau@yahoo.com
  • 3. Stoyan Yankov 25 , Bulgaria Full-degree student at BSS MSc Finance, Writing Thesis Interests: film-making, football, socializing Motto: Greatness is above all – a state of mind sto_yan@yahoo.com
  • 4. Agenda Welcome to Study & jobs Denmark Social life Danish culture Travel
  • 5. What were your first impressions when you arrived in Aarhus, Denmark?
  • 6. First impressions on Denmark
  • 7. Meet the Danes …wow! culture shock You can read all books about Danish culture, but the road to a Danes’ heart starts with a beer.
  • 8. Always make the first step Approach! Approach! Approach!
  • 9. Get out of the house and meet peopleTuesdays @ StudentHouse Free beer @ Australian Bar Friday bars @ Uniparken Private parties Concerts Special events
  • 10. Travel on a budget and meet locals
  • 11. It’s not only about fun…
  • 12. Different educational system- high volume of work before lectures- focus on scientific methods- academic writing- informal communication- active participation- various examination methods - open books exams - group projects & reports - oral exams - 12 hours written paper - 3, 7 or 10 days assignments From another point of view… I disagree It depends… because...
  • 13. Study @ Library Borrow a locker (2 weeks/3 months) Study together with your classmatesBook a seat/classroom – booking.asb.dk Have lunch together Online databases with articles Meet people Lectures/personal counseling Listen to music
  • 14. Learn Danish…it’s FREE! better job It’s similar to: opportunities integrate among Danes speaking Danish outside Denmark is an advantage Free courses for 3 years!! Facebook groups: Practice Danish in Aarhus Language Exchange Aarhus
  • 15. Life before…and after the CPR - Bank account - Student card - Telephone contract - Job - Doctor (GP)
  • 16. Tips for the first steps Flea markets (Loppemarked) www.markedskalenderen.dk Swap markets (Byttemarked) 9 Sept, 10am - KaosPilot Buy & sell Bike auctions
  • 17. Facebook groups – use them right! Rooms to rent: Lejligheder til salg og leje i Århus “Facebook groups saved my budget and my social life” FREE stuff Gives Bort – Århus Storskrald i Århus kan du finde her! Second hand stuff Buy & Sell “Google Translator and Google Chrome became my best friends” Social International Students@Aarhus, fall 2012 Studenterhus Århus CouchSurfing Aarhus – www.couchsurfing.org
  • 18. Part-time jobsDesk research/interviewsLindberg InternationalJunior Consult Student assistants Be quick!! Cleaning offices, hotels or flats ISS, BiocleanVikaar AgenciesHartmannsTeam VikarenMatchMind Dish washers or waiters Restaurants and Hotels Warehouses
  • 19. Remember to have fun! Questions?