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As I said in a thread (which I've forgotten which one) long time ago, in January, I'll go to Denmark! I passed everything again in second semester, no idea how I did it, but hooray!

Anyway, I remember Jrg & OC giving very useful tips for life in Denmark (I still need to subscribe to the school, but I have good knowledge it'll be in Esbjerg.

So guys, care for more tips? :) Gracias!
 

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Tip #1: They speak Danish in Denmark, not Spanish.
 

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Wanna speak perfect danish? Stick a potato down your throat and start to emit sounds, that'll be danish. :yao:
 

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Drink Tuborg. That's the best Danish advice I could come up with.
 

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Are you only gonna stay at Esbjerg, if you consider coming to Copenhagen one day give me a message about it, as I live in Denmark

- Tuborg is really nice beer
- In winter time it rains a lot and gets dark after 4:10
- Esbjerg is known for rainy and stormy weather with high waves
- Nature around Esbjerg is really nice specially the west coast
 

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Are you only gonna stay at Esbjerg, if you consider coming to Copenhagen one day give me a message about it, as I live in Denmark

- Tuborg is really nice beer
- In winter time it rains a lot and gets dark after 4:10
- Esbjerg is known for rainy and stormy weather with high waves
- Nature around Esbjerg is really nice specially the west coast

Well, I don't know yet. Esbjerg is where I'll study :D So I'll see. I'm planning on going to Copenhagen anyway. Tuborg is quite okay, better than Carlsberg regardless.

Fml, rain. Like I don't have enough rain in Belgium yet. Jrg and OC also spoke of a some kind of government fee, aside from Erasmus fees though, you know more about that?
 

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Tuborg is owned by Carlsberg btw. I read last year an article from the Danish Brewers Association which labeled Denmark as the country with the most breweries per capita in Europe. We do have many great upcoming microbreweries like Mikkeller (not really upcoming), To Øl, Amager Bryghus, Evil Twin ect.

Edit:

The fee we talked about was SU. I completely forgot the fact that you have to have a job in Denmark with at least 10 working hours per week beside your studies to be qualified for SU as a foreign student. And it seems like you can't receive it if you are an exchange student as you have to be signed up for the studies at a Danish university :/ 30.000 foreign students received it last year which clearly indicates how popular it is to come and study in Denmark as it is a small country with 5.7M people.

Anyway you can read more about it here. http://www.su.dk/english/su-as-a-foreign-citizen/
 
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Getting closer :slick:

Got my erasmus fee so every expense is paid :slick: :slick:
 

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Well, I don't know yet. Esbjerg is where I'll study :D So I'll see. I'm planning on going to Copenhagen anyway. Tuborg is quite okay, better than Carlsberg regardless.

What is your area of study?
 

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a friend of mine several years ago took part in the erasmus project and studied in denmark. he said he didn't need to learn a word of the language (except for "takk" and only because he felt it was more polite to thank in the local language), he did all his exams in English and said you can get by with English basically in any situation.
 

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a friend of mine several years ago took part in the erasmus project and studied in denmark. he said he didn't need to learn a word of the language (except for "takk" and only because he felt it was more polite to thank in the local language), he did all his exams in English and said you can get by with English basically in any situation.

I'm not planning on learning some Danish, maybe if I have some time. I'll be surrounded by international students regardless so I'm not worried. Obviously some sentences like Thank you, give me beer, the bill, is this the local depressed Inter fan club,.. in Danish would be useful

What is your area of study?


International Business Management in Belgium, but I'll do International Sales & Marketing in Esbjerg. I just took the 'easiest' courses so I pass them all.
 

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I still wish I had my one international politics professor, he spent time abroad studying in west germany, denmark, romania, and I think Italy, I can't remember any others there might have been. I would ask him Professor " A fellow FIF member is going to denamrk as an exchange student from Belgium, any recommendations/tips/etc. for him?"
 

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So im looking to spend my year abroad next year at either San Diego State or Kingston University in Canada, is there anybody who could give me some pointers about either of these areas
 

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So im looking to spend my year abroad next year at either San Diego State or Kingston University in Canada, is there anybody who could give me some pointers about either of these areas

if you love 6 months of brutal winter, then northern ontario is perfect. in all seriousness, apart from safety, i see no reason not to go to san diego. if you mean QUEENS in Kingston (I don't know of a Kingston University), then you'll have some hot chicks there to keep you company, but it's still located in a redneck town.
 

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i never thought fif would be useful, anyone in here know about City of Pavia, how is student life, housing and can I survive without basic italian language?
 

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Why Kingston?

one of the few uni's our uni lets us go to, others are montreal (third choice) or Toronto (no chance i can get in)

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if you love 6 months of brutal winter, then northern ontario is perfect. in all seriousness, apart from safety, i see no reason not to go to san diego. if you mean QUEENS in Kingston (I don't know of a Kingston University), then you'll have some hot chicks there to keep you company, but it's still located in a redneck town.

Thanks for the info, scotland is basically 9 months of rain, and yes it is queens in kingston. Only problem with san diego is that i cant drink alcohol in america for a month until my birthday in america but i know Tijuana is fairly close
 

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Thanks for the info, scotland is basically 9 months of rain, and yes it is queens in kingston. Only problem with san diego is that i cant drink alcohol in america for a month until my birthday in america but i know Tijuana is fairly close

Honestly, if you don't want to leave campus, and you're just there for parties, alcohol and girls, Queens is not bad. But be warned Canadian winters are harsh. Scotland is like Morocco by comparison. And the town is a small one.

If you plan on going out to town, and want good weather, San Diego is the better choice. But be warned the US isn't the safest place in the world, especially SoCal.
 

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one of the few uni's our uni lets us go to, others are montreal (third choice) or Toronto (no chance i can get in)

Go to Montreal as it is definitely the more European-friendly city. If not, take the chance to go to UofT.

Kingston is in a shit place in a shit area. Too far from Toronto and too far from Ottawa. You'll be stuck in the middle of nowhere with nothing to do, and as a foreign student you'll most likely dislike it.

Edit: also the legal age to drink in Montreal is 18 and in Toronto it's 19
 

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Go to Montreal as it is definitely the more European-friendly city. If not, take the chance to go to UofT.

Kingston is in a shit place in a shit area. Too far from Toronto and too far from Ottawa. You'll be stuck in the middle of nowhere with nothing to do, and as a foreign student you'll most likely dislike it.

Edit: also the legal age to drink in Montreal is 18 and in Toronto it's 19

From the Map they didnt look to far away by bus or train but thanks for that. Makes me laugh that everything is so far away from everything else.

Well im 20 and will be 21 within a month of moving there.

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Honestly, if you don't want to leave campus, and you're just there for parties, alcohol and girls, Queens is not bad. But be warned Canadian winters are harsh. Scotland is like Morocco by comparison. And the town is a small one.

If you plan on going out to town, and want good weather, San Diego is the better choice. But be warned the US isn't the safest place in the world, especially SoCal.

Okay didn't realise it was so far away from everything. San Diego is my first choice anyway and have no problem with the safety aspect of it
 
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