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devarajnayakam commented on the Expat Report Moving to Copenhagen, Denmark
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What advice would you give someone preparing to move to your area about the actual move, choosing a neighborhood and finding a home?
No matter how much people told us that we didn't need to know Danish, we did. Everyone speaks English, but without knowing the native language, we have felt on the outside of many social occasions. (Continue)
devarajnayakam replied most recently with:
I am Devaraju from Hyderabad(India) Iam interesting migrate to Denmark what is the process, Accounts /Finance jobs are available there What is Minimum salary per hour (Krones)?? How much time we have to do in a day Can I apply throw Online directly I having 5years of experiance in accounts/finance department as an accountant I completed Post graduate in Commerce (M.Com) If dont mine can you let me know the above Thanking you......
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A reader commented on the Expat Report Culture Shock in Copenhagen, Denmark
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Do you have any advice or thoughts about culture shock you would like to share?
Don't believe everything you read and hear about a country, it's never enough to prepare you for the reality! (Continue)
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hi. I have just read about your culture shock, i am a dane, have been back, nearly 10 years now, and yes you are right thet tax you heavily, and you should be gratefull to be here. They treat you like s... here and I say that as a dane, I will be leaving dk this year for good, and never to return, perhaps only when we have sold the house here. Our neigbour ones said to us, you are welcome in dk, but only if you have a return ticket!! and I think he is right, sadly. all the best for the future
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Sounds (reads) like the bloom is OFF the rose for most destinations-I suppose high minded nationalism is in place for most of the locations reviewed here to resist immigration?
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Expat Report Review of Hoersholm International School in Copenhagen, Denmark was published
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How would you describe the facilities at this school? What extra-curricular activities are available?
The facilities of the school are average. The building is an old refurbished exhibition building. The layout and classrooms seems to be OK, however the acoustics in the classrooms are appalling. The proximity of its danish counterpart school, and their different school hours increases the noise level during lessons in the afternoon. The local danish kids are off around 1 o'clock and their after school clubs are free to roam on the playground that is facing some of the class rooms. (Continue)
Expat Report Moving to Copenhagen, Denmark was published
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What advice would you give someone preparing to move to your area about the actual move, choosing a neighborhood and finding a home?
Check out this web-site about moving to Denmark ... especially if you are a member of a "visible minority" (I hate the terminology but you know what I mean). http://somethingmanky.blogspot.com/ (Continue)
Expat Report Review of HIS, Hoersholm International School in Copenhagen, Denmark was published
Review-of-HIS, Hoersholm International School
How would you describe the facilities at this school? What extra-curricular activities are available?
The facilities are getter better and better all the time. There's a playground, sports facilities, big and small gym, after school activities etc. (Continue)
Expat Report Expat Banking in Copenhagen, Denmark was published
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What advice would you offer others about banking abroad?
Make a plan that will meet your needs to make deposits and pay bills in both countries, before you come. Then, as you gain more information about your real needs and the services provided by local banks, be flexible about changing that plan so that you get what you want. (Continue)
Expat Report Jobs in Copenhagen, Denmark was published
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What advice would you offer others about finding jobs and working abroad?
Be flexible. Never give up. never expect anything to turn out the way you planned it. Take chances, calculated ones.

Marry a danish woman. (I had to get that in) (Continue)

Expat Report Dating and Marriage in Copenhagen, Denmark was published
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What is it like in your country of residence for someone with your relationship status (married/divorced/dating)? If you're single, how do you meet other people? Do English-speaking people tend to gravitate to certain parts of your city?
The singles' life is different than I experienced in the US. Girls are relatively easy to meet and down to earth. You get what you see. They "size you up" through conversation, on the spot, not the other way around. I had to learn new conversation skills: how to take an interest in the people I was talking to; how not to brag about myself, and how to keep the conversation focused on important things, not just work. Danes learn the art of communication at an early age and really are quite good at getting to know people this way. Also, the girls here are generally pretty strong and they make a lot of the relationship decisions that guys in the US maybe used to, especially regarding sex and intimacy. (Continue)
Expat Report Moving to Copenhagen , Denmark was published
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What advice would you give someone preparing to move to your area about the actual move, choosing a neighborhood and finding a home?
I have to agree with the advice given by someone else in that you really want to learn the language. They will say it a million times "oh everyone in Copenhagen speaks English" but they dont. They say well everyone under 50 speaks it. Again wrong. The other matter is Danes are very touchy about foreigners not speaking Danish because of all the refugees/immigrants who live here and who dont know Danish after several years of being here.

So it is best to try to learn what you can at least some of the basic phrases. Berlitz has a great phrase book that is really helpful (and i only say that cause even my Danish teacher here thought it was great for english speakers when i showed it to her), but also try getting a self-learner tape or two (which is hard to find cause Danish is not a widely spoken language). But most of all get a phrasebook, sign up for some danish classes here in Copenhagen (can get some cheap classes if you look around) but mainly use the language. It's the hardest part to do because when you try to say things in Danish the Danes won't understand you (because they slur their pronouciations so that even they dont speak correct Danish) and they might not make an effort to understand but for your own good in the long run, keep at it! (Continue)

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