Going to school in Denmark

by Cezanne
(Netherlands)

Dear Sir/Madam,

I am writing this letter to you because my school wants me to go on an internship. Since I want to do this in Denmark I searched on the internet for some schools which seemed suitable to me, I ended up with your school.

(we are not a school - this is an expat website).

First let me introduce myself. My name is Cèzanne den Breejen, I am 16 years old. I live in a small village in the Netherlands and am attending an IB course at school. I don’t know whether you are familiar with IB, but it means I get most lessons in English. I am now in year 5 and still have one year to go before I hope to graduate. After that I want to go to university but I am not sure yet what study I am going to do, maybe biology. I love nature and are interested in biological things. I would love to see the landscape of Denmark and its culture.

Furthermore, I have two little sisters and some pets. In my free time I like to ride horse, watch movies and draw. Also reading is a hobby of mine, especially romantic novels. I must report that although I am the one writing this letter, another person would also want to go with me on this internship. His name is Orlando and he is 18 years old. He graduated from middle school last year and is now attending a Spanish course. Next year he wants to study journalism, maybe in Spain. He is interested in languages and cultures and has traveled a lot, in contrast to me actually.

He has been in Denmark several times and suggested this country. Orlando lives in Breda, which is quite a large city. He has two little brothers. In his free time he likes to watch movies as well, play football and going to the gym. We are in a relationship, but we don’t think this should be a problem.

Now, our question is whether you would want to help us realize this internship. We would really much appreciate it if you could ask around at your school (again this is not a school). for people who would want to be host family to us for about two weeks. It must also be said that the both of us would want to be host families to them as well, if they would want to come to the Netherlands for a couple of weeks. This could be a great opportunity for us, and your students to see something of the world, and attend life in other cultures. Our image of this internship is as follows: preferably we would want to stay in a family with a girl and a boy, so I (Cèzanne) can do activities with her and Orlando can do activities with the guy, or with the four of us. Or, we could both stay witch another host family. In this case we prefer those two people to know each other, or better, be in the same class, so we can still do activities with the four of us. We hope you are as enthusiastic about this project as we are. If you could help us find a host family we would be very thankful. Thank you for your time and consideration. I am looking forward to hearing from you. Yours faithfully, Cèzanne den Breejen

Response:

Hi Cèzanne,

Sounds like you have everything planned out and now only need to find a host family. Unfortunately, I do not really have any contacts with people who have access to host families. I would suggest that you contact schools in the city that you wish to stay in. If you are most interested in Copenhagen than check out København Gymnasium. Or try Aarhus Gymnasium, etc...

The gymnasium is a higher level school with teenagers, so they would be more compatible with your age. We personally live out in the country, without children, and do not even have an extra room for guests, so it would be very unwise to even attempt being a host.

You can find more information about the school system and schools in Denmark on our website. www.fyidenmark.com

Best of luck on your internship.

Charlie - Denmark Expat

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