What do expats find most challenging?
We asked expats and digital nomads what they find the most challenging about the local culture in Denmark. They wrote...
"Expats in Denmark often find the local culture to be quite different from what they are used to. The language barrier can be a challenge, as Danish is the official language and English is not widely spoken. Additionally, the Danish culture is known for its emphasis on personal space and privacy, which can be difficult for expats to adjust to. Furthermore, the Danish work culture is quite different from other countries, with a focus on work-life balance and a strong emphasis on punctuality. Finally, the cost of living in Denmark is quite high, making it difficult for expats to adjust to the local lifestyle," explained one expat living in Denmark.
"Definitely the closed off vibes that I got in general from the culture, it will be hard especially if you are loud and outgoing. There is hardly variety here, the same trends and produce and people, little multiculturalism," said another expat in Copenhagen, Denmark.
- What do I need to know before moving to Denmark?
- How do I find a place to live in Denmark?
- What is a typical expat home or apartment like in Denmark?
- What is the average cost of housing in Denmark?
- Should I buy or rent a home in Denmark?
- What should I pack when moving to Denmark?
- What cultural faux pas should I try to avoid making in Denmark?
- Why do people move to Denmark?
- What are healthcare services like in Denmark?
- What are medical services in Denmark like?
- What are typical rents in Denmark?
- What appliances are typically included in a rental?
What do expats find most challenging?If you live in Denmark, newcomers to Denmark would love to hear your answer to this question.
About the Author
Joshua Wood, LPC joined Expat Exchange in 2000 and serves as one of its Co-Presidents. He is also one of the Founders of Digital Nomad Exchange. Prior to Expat Exchange, Joshua worked for NBC Cable (MSNBC and CNBC Primetime). Joshua has a BA from Syracuse and a Master's in Clinical and Counseling Psychology from Fairleigh Dickinson University. Mr. Wood is also a licensed counselor and psychotherapist.