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Denmark – Chelsea

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Student: Chelsea
Course: Bachelor of Criminology/Bachelor of Psychological Science
Program: Trimester exchange T2 2022 & T1 2023

Aarhus was an amazing place to go on exchange. Denmark is so safe in general, but getting away from the main city of Copenhagen and living in a smaller city was such a good choice. It feels so safe and the people are all very welcoming. It’s also very ‘hygge’, which is 'a quality of cosiness and comfortable conviviality that engenders a feeling of contentment or well-being’. Danes are very much invested in making life as cosy and contented as possible!

Aarhus has a range of arts, music and cultural attractions, the most famous being Aros Museum, which stands out in the city skyline because of its massive circular rainbow roof. There are also many immersive art displays on show there. Also in Aarhus is Moesgaard Museum, where you can learn about the history of Denmark, including the Viking Age, and see the ‘Grauballe Man’, a man’s corpse that has been incredibly well-preserved by the bog in which he was found (over 2000 years old!). Aarhus also plays host to some incredible music festivals such as Northside, which had some big names such as Muse and the 1975 perform this year. If that’s not enough through, Roskilde Festival is just a train ride away, and artists such as Lizzo, Kendrick Lamar and Lil Nas X performed in 2023.

Aarhus University is also an excellent place to attend. The campus is stunning and all the subjects I’ve studied have been really interesting. The student organisation there was absolutely phenomenal in planning events for new international students, and I made so many amazing friends.

Overall, exchange in Aarhus was absolutely unforgettable, and truly has been a life-changing experience.

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