Denmark Culture Shock Response

by Charlie
(FYI Denmark)

Hi Chris- what a great post - thank you!


I often find that learning more about your new home quickly can really help alleviate Culture Shock. Taking walks around the neighborhood, finding out what shops are available, where to eat out or get your dry cleaning done. Maybe finding another expat in the area to have coffee with a few times a month and just chat about life. Going to school and learning a little bit of Danish is always good, since there you can also meet other expats going through a similar experience.

If you do not have a job, join a gym, volunteer, find a hobby or renew an interest from home, join an expat group where you can socialize with other expats. Do not alienate yourself from the Danish culture, but having a support group (most people gravitate towards other expats) is very important especially during the 1st two stages of culture shock.

I do hope that much of the information on FYI Denmark helps expats get a grip on life in Denmark and cope better with Culture Shock. Again, thank you for your input.

If you ever need a Danish friend in Sønderborg, I have an excellent Danish friend there who speaks excellent English and is quite fun. Sure she would be delighted to have coffee with you and chat about life in Sønderborg.

Charlie
FYI Denmark

Click here to post comments

Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to Helpful Tips or Comments .

If you found this page helpful, please give a google+ and or a facebook like at the top of the screen, so others can also find this information. Thank you.

Please feel free to comment on this subject

Do you have a helpful tip or comment on this subject that you would like to share? Please leave comments below.

Recent Articles

  1. Dental Care in Denmark

    Oct 24, 17 12:55 PM

    Dental care in Denmark is partially covered by the danish health system, but you will need to pay 60% of the total bill.

    Read More

  2. Great Shopping Site

    Oct 22, 17 10:16 AM

    For those of you living in Denmark (or for that matter anywhere in the world) and find that so many things are overpriced or just too expensive, let me

    Read More

  3. What are Opg & vær used in Address?

    Oct 15, 17 02:49 AM

    I found addresses with 'opg' and 'vær' used in DK address. Example 1 : SOELVGADE 40 OPG G COPENHAGEN 1349 Denmark Example 2 : Persillehaven 40, vær

    Read More




br>