Being international Copenhageners themselves, our leisure guides at International House Copenhagen have all faced challenges when first arriving in Denmark. They are more than happy to share their personal experiences, their tips and tricks and dos and don'ts with you. So why not profit from their experiences to ensure the best outcome for your stay in Copenhagen? Feel free to read along and make sure to sign up for more useful tips and tricks.
I found myself in a completely new situation, where my family and friends were far away. It takes time and effort to build a new network.”
The locals are happy to practice their English with foreigners, so I found it hard to use the Danish I learned at school.”
I found it hard to find information online as well as events and activities in English. Now I know where to look.”
It took me some time to find my way through all the information I was exposed to. Where was I supposed to go and who was I supposed to ask for the right information?”
The Danes are very proactive and like to take action. My tip for you is to do the same – Danes are in fact very helpful.”
Use social media, meet-ups, your local international network, etc. to discover the city’s broad offers in English. And get a bike.”
Danes don’t bite. Don’t be afraid of the cultural differences, stick to yourself and try to find common values and interests.”
Learn some Danish and I guarantee that the locals will be impressed. Insist on using it with locals and try to use it in your everyday life."