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Old 06-25-2005, 08:02 AM   #1
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Hi everyone.

Im a 23 year old aussie bloke and ive been offered a job in copenhagen. It's not your typical backpacking job. Working for a finance and tax company as an accounts manager.

Just wondering if I should go for it or not. I think it would be very good experience and look good on my resume for future employment, and I aint got any as good a job offers here so on that side of things its good. BUT......
I am quite nervous about having to go and live all the way in Denmark. I'm afraid that ill be bored there, as i wont know anyone, and i may find it hard to make friends there. I just don't know how welcoming the danish people will be, and you often here they aren't very open people, and are very shy and reserved. Hopefully being Austrlian maybe they will think i'm cool or something and want to get to know me, especially those cute scando girls. But some other peoples thoughts on things would be great.

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get out there!!! Every Danish person i have met (ok all 3 of them) have been wonderfully friendly. Life is what you make it
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Old 06-26-2005, 06:08 PM   #3
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We lived in northern Europe for the past two years, and had a Danish landlord. While northern europeans do tend to be a little more reserved than their southern neighbours, I don't think you'll have any trouble making friends. You do have a job, after all, and other people probably work there too, so that will open some social doors when you first arrive.

Other good ways to meet people are by getting involved in activities you like - sport is especially good, if you play soccer/football you're sure to find a team, or someone at work will be involved in some strange thing you've never heard of. Go, check it out. You never know...

Most scandinavians I've met speak fluent English, so language shouldn't be an issue, and that's usually the hardest barrier to break in making friends. Copenhagen is a bustling place, so you shouldn't have any trouble finding things to do, and the countryside is nearby, easily accessible and good for exploring.

If I haven't made this perfectly clear yet, GO GO GO! What an awesome opportunity.
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Thanks heaps for the encouragement. I guess I'll jump in and if I don't like it hey, i can always leave, i'll at least give it a go.

Meeting people at work will be quite difficult i suspect theyre all a fair bit older than me, and I want to hang round people my age. But I'll see how i go

any other words of advice would be appreciated

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You'll be right! I met some fine Danish women in the park by playing the 'lost tourist' and asking for directions. Worked a treat
But yeah do it! Copenhagen is such a cool city.

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