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The 2nd of June 2014

ISA’s letter for both International and Danish students

JOIN the International Students Ambassadors for the next semester!! by Mette Ketelsen (ISA)

ISA needs new ambassadors to help us integrate full-degree CBS students into Danish society and life at CBS. Our mission is to enhance the international feel at CBS, and we want to develop a genuine feeling of internationalization for all CBS students. We are sure that you know, and even perhaps have experimented, how important is it to feel integrate in a new school especially when it is in a new country. Even if Denmark, and especially CBS, seems to be easy to integrate, it can be plenty of surprises for international students, our role is to ensure that they are great!

ISA consists of three teams, so there should be at least one in which you bring your talent(s): 

Internationalizing Student Life who is arranging the well-known and friendly quiz nights at Nexus, "Cultural Café", International Lounge and different seminars and lectures.

Danish Cultural Awareness who helps potential and admitted students to get answers to their questions, arrange the Welcome Event and organize CBS Culture Surfing for new students who do not have a place to live yet.

Of course you are welcome to bring your own ideas! We are now recruiting new ambassadors for the next year, and the application deadline is the

30th June. You can find the link for application on Outreach that is responsible for Facebook, newsletters, guidance videos and general promotion.

our Facebook page. So don't hesitate and join us! We look forward to hear from you.


Make an Impact – become a Culture Surfer Host! By Mette Ketelsen (ISA)

Do you still remember how hard it was to find a place to live in Copenhagen? As International Student Ambassadors our mission is to ease the integration of international students into Danish society, but the first thing that have to be settled before one can think about integration is to find a place to live. Everyone who has tried to find a place to live in Copenhagen knows how difficult it is – especially for foreigners that do not have a network, are not in Copenhagen and do not speak Danish.

In order to make this process a little easier we will from August start a new project called

Culture Surfing. The idea is simple; to offer newly arrived international students a place to stay in Copenhagen for the first few nights while they can look for a permanent place, but in order for this to happen…

we need your help! If you have an extra bed, cough, madras, hammock, or bathtub you can make a big difference for a newly arrived international student. What they will need from you is limited; a place to sleep, and that’s it. If you want to make a visible difference write us, and get more information about the program. We look forwar d for hearing from you. Join our database, lend your couch to a new CBS student for a few days, expand your network and make a difference! To show your interest, but not bind to anything



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International Week Coordinating Organization

The International Week Coordinating Organization is a worldwide network of student unions and student organizations that

By Martina Vrzalova (ISA) &

promotes cultural, economic, social and business exchange between students from all over the world.

Are you an international student already? Do you feel that going on half a year exchange is not for you? But Are you still interested in visiting another university? Would a week sound okay?

Join International Week and have a unique international experience and tons of fun!

About them

Over the past two decades, these student unions and organizations of young, aspiring students have been joining the International Week initiative in order to advance this

exchange of culture and business through a one-week long project – The International Week (IW).

The International Week (IW) Each IW is organized and produced by the

local students and hosts students from IWCO member student unions. During the IW there are many opportunities for the exchange of ideas and information amongst the international participants. If you want to join this friendly international initiative:


5 things you need to do on Exchange in Copenhagen By Cecilie Roth To have access to the whole article, go on:

1- By bike The absolute best way to see and get to know Copenhagen is to do as the locals– on a bicycle of course. Copenhageners LOVE their bikes, no matter what the weather is like and no matter where they are going. If you are a businessman, a parent dropping of kids at kindergarten or a girl in stilettos going to a party, the bicycle is always the answer. You are not a true Copenhagener until you´re on that bike, simple as that. Not only is the bicycle the easiest and quickest way to get around, but also extremely environment friendly, which means that many

… For your own sake though, do learn how to hand-sign. If you don´t, the bicycle experience might not be quite as pleasant as described.

2 -Nyhavn One of the most beautiful and scenic places in the city. This colourful waterfront canal

and entertainment district has a charm of its own and must be visited whilst in Copenhagen. Spend vibrant and hot summer days at one of the many outdoor restaurants and bars, or enjoy the annual Christmas market in December. This beautiful harbour sight is also great for peaceful Sunday-

walks or a beer-break with friends in a busy, study-filled life. No matter what, you will always enjoy the atmosphere in Nyhavn – it is truly a charming place to visit.

large cities of the world are now looking to copy the phenomenon. So when coming to Copenhagen on exchange, I strongly recommend you to buy a bike and enjoy the 390 kilometres of designated bike lanes!


3- Christiania

4- Park life

or the “Freetown of Christiania” is a truly

When the weather is nice in Copenhagen, you should pack your blankets, picnic basket with food and beer and call on one of the many beautiful parks. Kongens

unique place and cannot compare to anything else in Copenhagen, or in the world for that matter. Christiania is a selfgoverning society, within a society, created by local, alternative characters of every kind in 1971. Since then, Christiania has grown to be a community counting more than 1000 people. The inhabitants fly their own flag and use their own currency.

Have is a particularly scenic park, which turns into an oasis in springtime, with huge flowerbeds and filled with happy Danish

people. Every year an estimated 2,5 million people visit this perfect retreat in the centre of Copenhagen. Go for a walk, sunbathe,

The community has been a source of controversy due to the open Hash-market on “Pusher Street”. At one point in time, Christiania was officially deemed “a social experiment” and left alone, but the drug business became a huge concern in the eyes of some Copenhageners. Even so, the community has grown to become a cool, verdant village, which also hosts several cultural events. More than 40 years after its establishment, it is still possible to sense

play soccer or enjoy a number of open-air concerts, carnivals and cultural events. Other popular parks are: Frederiksberg have and Fælledparken.

the original atmosphere; perhaps the last remains of the peace & love hippie movement in Europe.


5- Tivoli Gardens is the most popular tourist attraction in

Denmark, and it is actually the second oldest amusement park in the world. Tivoli is a semi-seasonal park, which is open between mid-April until the end of December. Tivoli is renowned for a variation of beautiful and comprehensively decorated themes that change with the seasons and different holidays, like Christmas and Halloween. The Gardens offer a more historical amusement park experience than visitors may have experienced elsewhere. Throughout Tivoli´s rich history, the park has left its mark on the entertainment world, by

serving as an inspiration for Walt Disney when he set out to create Disneyland, and inspiring Hans Christian Andersen as he

Make sure you pay Tivoli a visit while on exchange in Copenhagen, either for a concert, a childish day filled with rides and attractions or simply for the experience of this unique and magical fairy-tale park.

About the author:

Cecilie Roth

Cecilie is a 22-year-old Norwegian girl, who is currently getting her BSc in Economics and Business Administration (HA-Almen) at CBS. In a few years she´s determined to get in to journalism and communication, and travelling the world. She loves all girly stuff, but is also a huge football fan!

wrote “The Nightingale”. The park has successfully maintained its ambiance and historical allure, while also becoming a modern amusement park with its rides and attractions. In addition to being an amusement park, Tivoli also serves as a venue for various

performing arts and as an active part of the cultural scene in Copenhagen. Furthermore, you will find a variety of delightful restaurants, cafés and bars. 6

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