posted IT JOBs In Denmark
on the Denmark forum on May 16, 2015:
posted Aalborg life
on the Denmark forum on May 11, 2015:
I am about to relocate to Copenhagen from London with my family.
We are originary from Spain/Italy and we have 2 kids (7 and 4 years old). We would like our kids to go to an international School where they can continue having their education in English.
We are consideiring the European School of Copenhagen and the Rygaards International School. Is there anyone that can give us any feedback / recommendation about these two schools?
I came across your post and wondered if you had got any response to your schooling question? We are also relocating to Copenhagen from London this summer and looking for schools. I think my oldest son (5.5 years) is going to go to Rygaards. My daughter is only 2 and I'm still looking for options for her. Have you visited Rygaards? We have visited twice and quite liked it - nice grounds and environment but i know nothing of the academics. We also visited the European school but it was not completed and it was essentially in portacabins and in a new area - so we decided against that one. I have found it quite a struggle to find a school that i'm really happy with but I think we'll give Rygaards a go - in part because we do not know how long we will stay in Denmark and Rygaards is the only school to follow the British curriculum.
I'm an American citizen currently living in the US. and my Danish fiancée (currently living in Denmark) and I would like to be on the same continent! It sounds so simple when I read it out loud, but of course nothing good comes easy!
We're getting married this summer and I've been looking into the family reunification visa that Denmark can offer married couples, but the requirements are quite strict. So this got me wondering: Since Denmark is a member of the European Union he can live and work anywhere within those states, correct? So really, HE could live and work anywhere within the EU.
So this is my call for help: if I decide to move to Europe, could anyone give me advice on where the best (easiest?) place for an American to get a visa to live/work? We're up for anywhere.
Thank you in advance!!
Just an update on this - We've decided to utilize the EU Free Movement Directive. So he is moving to Sweden and then as his wife I am joining him there.
You should plan on him moving to the US. Take it from a US citizen that went through the immigratioin process in Denmark...PAIN IN THE ASS and you have no chance of finding work in Denmark either. If you want to be a stay at home parent then you are good, but other than that, you will never find a job in Denmark.
We followed the rules of imigration to a T...got married in Copenhagen filed all the proper paper work and I still almost got kicked out of Denmark and that is no joke. We wrote a letter to the local "rag" BT and ended up in the newspaper, twice, and low and behold I got to stay....take my advice get married in US, have your new husband move to the US and live happily every after in the US. The process here is much more friendly, and the only thing you have to prove to the US immigration department is that you can support your spouse fincancialy above the poverty level.
My Danish husband and I were amazed at the differences between the two countries and we were pleased that his immigration to the US was smooth sailing compared to what I went through in Denmark.
Basically the Danes don't want non-Danes living in their country so they make it as difficult as they can.
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Hello, I am potentially moving to Copenhagen and am trying to find out the best areas to stay in Copenhagen. I will be working in the centre, and have two kids who will attend one of the international schools. can someone please advise me the best place to find rental accommodation. is there a website that advertises rentals for example? Thanks
If you don't mind me asking, what area of CPH did you choose to live and why? Are there international kinder garden there as I guess my youngest (4 years) will go to one of those?
Again thank you.
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We have moved to copenhagen in August. However our daughter is yet 3 years old so she is only going to the kinder garden :)
I would like to help if needed on other matters but not this one :)
Quiet, laid back, non-pretentious, frugal educated retiree from America has grown very weary of extremist, anti- government conservative movement. Looking to retire to progressive, (hopefully) affordable European country with (moderate) temperate weather. Currently paying ~$1000 U.S. monthly rent. Quality health care important. Any suggestions will be appreciated.
Thanks for your response. Obviously, anybody considering relocating to a foreign country should give it a try for 3 to 6 mths. before considering a long term commitment. Of course, when you're considering countries whose citizens are considered pretty reserved, such as Denmark and Germany, it may take longer than six months just to "break the ice"! BTW, I do have a pension and SS, which provides a monthly income of about $3600 (US) as well as some $$ stashed in an IRA. (Still very far from being a "one-percenter".
Thanks again, Jeffrey
as an american ex-pat, I feel your pain. If you were thinking of Denmark, the weather is good, but your budget will keep you from Copenhagen. Once out in the sticks, you'll find people are fairly conservative. Religion isn't a big issue with the Danes, as long as you subscribe to theirs.