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I might go and studies in Denmark , However I don't have much friends in UK already so traveling to another country means I have to leave my friends and make new friends .

I have alway have problem meeting (well going up to people ). So hoping for a headstart.

Have anyone been in Denmark ??, if you have what it like ??

Helen


Hiya guys, a small update for people who were reading this.

As you know in Febuary I left the above message about studying abroad in Denmark. I have decided to go and my paperwork is sorted. Now all I gonna do is wait.

My course starts on the 28th August 2008, (Thanks god I won't miss the opening olympics ceremony).

My accomodation is first come, first serve and can't be book in advance. (booo!!)

I am hoping to go to Denmark a bit early to attend a 'Learning Danish and Culture' course which starts on the 28th July 2008. (Chances to get a accomodation room is more higher).

I would love to know any friends who are located in Denmark; message me!


Later, guys.
Posted 2/15/08
I lived in Denmark for quite a few years, I do miss it sometimes. Which area of denmark are you moving to?
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Trivium wrote:

I lived in Denmark for quite a few years, I do miss it sometimes. Which area of denmark are you moving to?


Thank for the reply Trivium.
Heard of Vitus Bering Institute at Horsens?
Is it expensive living there?
Is it hard to learn the language?
Posted 2/15/08
Denmark is one of the more expensive countries in europe when it comes to general goods and things like that. Pretty much the only thing you can find cheaply is beer and other alcohol. Im not sure what the prices are in relation to the UK, so I guess it depends on where you're coming from.

Ive heard of Horsens, but never been there. I used to live on the Island called 'Sjaelland' or zealand which is where copenhagen is. Horsens is close to Århus which is the second biggest city in denmark, I think. I hear its a nice place so I recommend you at least go and visit it.

Danish people generally have a good understanding of english, but I have to say my experience is from living in the capital which is more likely to be a little more international than Horsens. As for the danish language, its technically not that hard with grammar and everything but pronunciation is a pain in the ass. It does really sound like someone speaking with a potato in their mouth (no offense to the danes, most of my danish friends feel the same way) You might learn to understand it and possibly speak it, but it probably wont ever sound that danish.

As for the people, ive had good and bad experiences. Danish people can be very straightforward, but its also nice in a way and there is a more relaxed culture than for example in germany. You will probably meet a lot of nice people over there.
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Where are you now?

Is Danish hard to understand since chances of me talking is less that listening?
I just did some research and found out it near the sea, which is cool.
How the traffic? is it more bike than cars?
I was told beer is very expensive in Denmark, how much is it? For a beer in UK will be around £2.
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It`s like Trivium said. The prononciation can be very difficult, but the writing is not that hard too understand (it`s very similar to norwegian).. Most of the danish people I have met is very nice, so no need to worry. And you can buy alcohole and smoke when you are 16 if you want to. It sounds very interesting to me
Bikes is very much used i Denmark
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It's flat.

I mean, no mountains whatsoever... When Denmark was the Master and Norway it's bitch they had to use the Norwegian word for mountain to explain the "things" that were taller than a small hill :>
Posted 2/15/08 , edited 4/16/08

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Is Danish hard to understand since chances of me talking is less that listening?
I just did some research and found out it near the sea, which is cool.
How the traffic? is it more bike than cars?
I was told beer is very expensive in Denmark, how much is it? For a beer in UK will be around £2.


Cant remember what the price was exactly, but if you go buy a beer at a store its definetly cheaper than 2£. Its probably around that price if you go to a tourist bar in the middle of copenhagen. Denmark has cheap beer, a lot of swedish people go to denmark just for the beer, you can see them carrying crates of the stuff with them back over to sweden on day trips over in the north of denmark.

Danish is pretty hard to understand but once you get used to listening to it, it gets easier.

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This is very very useful information, I might go there for my easter holiday, have a look around before confirming am I going in May.
Am I correct they are part of EU but doesn't spend Euro?
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sailorallstar wrote:

This is very very useful information, I might go there for my easter holiday, have a look around before confirming am I going in May.
Am I correct they are part of EU but doesn't spend Euro?


well i live in Denmark xD!!! its a great country.
we dont use Euro in denmark well some placese u can use Euro but not very many places.
we use something called Kroner. they also use Kroner in Sweeden but, sweedish Kroner isn't worth as much as Danish Kroner. i live near Århus its a nice city but its a bit expensive to buy things. most of the things u can get cheaper out in the small citys. i personally never been in Horsen but it should be a good city, 1£ is worth about 9 danish kroner i would say. and 1 euro is about 7 danish kroner.
in denmark the beers cost about 1£ in the stores i would say in the pubs and orther places were u can drink its far more expensive there it cost about 2-4£ very expensive.
the landscape in denmark is also quite nice i would say just ask me if u need to know something xD ok?

well im not home the next 9 days coz im going to Romania on a school trip so.

ohh ya i forgot a thing its right that its hard to speak danish but not hard to write xD
Posted 4/16/08 , edited 5/10/08
I love it here, wouldn't consider living anywhere else in the world.

Saw a youtube video by an old student from Vitus Bering, he missed it alot and recommended it highly. I hope you have a great time there if you decide to try it.

Most foreigners find Danish a difficult language & think it sounds like chinese=)

We have afew hills too, so it isn't all flat.

The Kingdom of Denmark consist of Greenland, and the Faroe Islands.


In the old days we had to sell most of the lands we conquered because of bank problems, thats why its such a small country now.






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Trivium wrote:

Pretty much the only thing you can find cheaply is beer and other alcohol.


o really?!
then that sttles it denmark is the best place to live
Posted 4/16/08
I'm sure you will make plenty of friends. Good luck on your studies in Denmark. :]
Posted 4/30/08
hmm yerr goodluck..


Crazy Faroe Viking.. out!
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