Danish people are very tolerant, open-minded and down to earth. I enjoy discussing with them when holding different opinions. I feel that I can always learn something from everyone.
Denmark had always been one of the places I wanted to visit in North Europe. I had the impression of a laid back life style of Denmark before I came here. I associated Denmark with the kingdom of fairy-tale, Hans Christian Anderson, wonderful nature, atmosphere of peace, and of course Carlsberg beer.
Comparing with the fast paced daily life I was having after so long, I wanted to experience something new, something different. I therefore chose Denmark, and I know that was the right choice.
There are a couple of things that is fascinating about Denmark I would like to mention. First of all, it is the environmental consciousness – windmills, bikes and more. I love biking in the city, it is more than being convenient, mobile, and environmental friendly, it is a life style!
Besides that, Danish people are very tolerant, open-minded and down to earth. I enjoy discussing with them when holding different opinions. I feel that I can always learn something from everyone.
Otherwise, the Danish way of enjoying coziness -“hygge” should definitely be mentioned! A cozy afternoon/evening with a nice meal, some drinks, some candles, and chitchat with great company is always enjoyable.
I like the academic culture here, that I can always get hold of my teachers, professors or lecturers easily by sending them e-mails for various issues regarding my study. As I have mentioned, Danish people are open-minded and down to earth, I like the fact that you can talk to the “authorities” equally, and even become friends with them, which is somehow different from how it is in China.
Communication has always been one of my major subject, and I like the way it is lectured here in Denmark. We do not only learn theories from books, but often got the opportunities of applying the theories into practices. I personally have made market analysis and plans for real local companies, and that helped me to get a better understanding of the real life business scenarios as well as theories I have learnt in class.
How Danish people enjoy the summer time really impressed me a lot. People come out and socialize much more when sun is shining in the summer than any other periods of the year. You can easily find people in the parks, on the streets; lying in the grass, sitting by the harbour enjoy their sunny days with a beer and great company. However, you may hardly find the same scene again after summer.
There isn't really anything I can point out that I especially do not like. I like my programme department, which belongs to faculty of Humanity. There I got to meet many students from other study lines, where they hold interesting views toward the world, politics and more. It is always a pleasure to have conversations with them.
My best experience is not a onetime story, it is the experience of doing group works. From different group works for various subjects and assignments, I now have a better knowledge about the concept of team work, in terms of the allocation of different tasks, to express your feelings to the team members, debate for your opinions while listen and respect others’, time scheduling and so on. I think that is definitely my best experience here, which will be very helpful in my future work and life.
I come from from Guiyang, Guizhou, born in 1987.
MA in Cognition and Communication at University of Copenhagen.
BA in International Communication and Multimedia at Aarhus University.