Life as international student in Aarhus, Denmark

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This presentation was held by Anca Dudau (Romania) and Stoyan Yankov (Bulgaria) for the new international students at Aarhus University, Business School and Social Sciences, within the Master Introduction Days, 28th 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Please take into consideration that the presentation was made from a personal perspective and some of the tips might be outdated by the time you read it.

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  • Life as international student in Aarhus, Denmark

    1. 1. International students in Aarhus Anca Dudău, MACC Stoyan Yankov, MSc Finance
    2. 2. Anca Dudău23, RomaniaMA Corporate Communication, 2nd yearInterests: org. events, outdoors, dancingMotto: Study hard, party even harder! anca.dudau@yahoo.com
    3. 3. Stoyan Yankov 25 , Bulgaria MSc Finance, Writing Thesis Interests: film-making, football, socializing Motto: Greatness is above all – a state of mind sto_yan@yahoo.com
    4. 4. Agenda First steps “Survival” jobs Social life Build your Study life career
    5. 5. Still homeless? studenthousing aarhus.dk It’s soo Heeelp!!! difficult! boligportal.dk Share a room findroomate.dk with someone Couchsurfing.org Hostels
    6. 6. Tips for the first steps Flea markets (Loppemarked) www.markedskalenderen.dk Bike auctions Buy & sell BSS Bookstore ink100.dk 1kr cartridge Ads in the campus & supermarkets CampusNet Group
    7. 7. Facebook groups – use them right! Rooms to rent: Lejligheder til salg og leje i Århus “Facebook groups saved my FREE stuff budget and my social life” Gives Bort – Århus Storskrald i Århus kan du finde her! Second hand stuff Buy & Sell ASB student to student “Google Translator and Google Chrome became Social my best friends” International Students@Aarhus, fall 2012 Studenterhus Århus Aarhus Internationals – www.meetup.com/Aarhus CouchSurfing Aarhus – www.couchsurfing.org
    8. 8. 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...
    9. 9. 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
    10. 10. Build your career study electives relevant job internship summer school exchange Master thesis
    11. 11. Find your own wayBenefit from what the school offers … - CV and cover letter seminars - individual counselling - career fairs - A day with… - AU Mentor - AU Job-ShadowingSearch for other opportunities…
    12. 12. Find your student association
    13. 13. BSS Sports Football Handball Volleyball Running Rasmus Bundgaard Stine Nielsen Anca Dudău René Rasmussen +45 28 78 18 60 +45 25 56 72 80 anca.dudau@yahoo.com www.asblob.dk soccer@asbsport.dk handball@asbsport.dk Fb: Volleyball-Group Aarhus Facebook: ASB Løb Recruiting a chairman “We play seriously just for fun” and 10 new players!
    14. 14. Meet the Danes & culture shocks Read first about Danish culture Make the first step Approach! Approach! Approach! Xander Mellish American in DK www.xmel.com
    15. 15. Buddy Programme Calendar with activities- ask questions September- receive advice 01/09 Bike-Auction- meet Danes and their friends 02/09 City Tour- be part of a group 06/09 Trip to Ikea 14/09 Danmarks Største Fredagsbar 27/09 Minigolf October 07/10 Walk by the sea & DyrehavenMeet the Buddy Group 11/10 PubcrawlToday, 28th August, 4pm 20/10 Tivoli 27/10 Team Dinner – After Party atTivoli Friheden “Skru Ned”Free entrance NovemberFree beer/soda (1) 04/11 ArosFree concerts 10/11 Julefrokost / Christmas Party 18/11 Christmas in Den Gamle BY You’re an email away from your new BUDDY: buddy@Studenterlauget.dk
    16. 16. Learn Danish integrate among It’s similar to: Danes better job opportunities speaking Danish outside Denmark is an advantage Free courses for 3 years!! Facebook groups: Practice Danish in Aarhus Language Exchange Aarhus
    17. 17. 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
    18. 18. “Survival” jobs Networking When you are kicked on the door, enter again through the window
    19. 19. Get out of the house and meet peopleTuesdays @ StudentHouse Fridays @ Klubben Friday bars @ Uniparken Private parties Concerts Special events
    20. 20. Remember to have fun! Questions?

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