Hi, I'm Yeşim from Turkey.
I have been in Denmark for more than seven months now. When I first arrived, I had a learning agreement only for four months. However four months passed with a blink of eye, so I decided to prolong my stay for another four months.
Well, before coming here I had lots of concerns and hesitations, but I can honestly tell that they all vanished after a few days after my arrival. The Danes are so nice and friendly, and best of all they can speak English so well even bus drivers or shop assistants, not to mention our lovely tutors, lecturers and the best coordinator ever.
I had many aims when I came here such as practicing my English - as I'm gonna be an English having one year left back home- learning new things about my profession, observing how English is taught in schools, being able to meet new people and learning more about Danish culture, seeing the Krongberg castle- Hamlet's homeJ. Fortunatley, I have attained them all ,furthermore I had such experiences that I can call one of a kind with my new friends from all over the world. I am sure that when I look back on my life, the time I spent here will be one of the best. A long story short, now I understand why my friends- those who have been here earlier- kept telling me "this is a chance that shouln't be missed"
Hi, my name is Hana and I´m from the Czech Republic where I´ve been studying Faculty of Education.
I think it was the best idea to go to Denmark like an exchange student. The last three weeks in august we participated EILC in Holbaek. I met many people from Europe and learned together with teachers some basis of danish language. Lessons were every day and also very funny programme after that. Such a trips or fridays parties. It was the best way how to start my staying in Danmark, we never met so nice and friendly people before. Since September I had started to study my program in Vordinborg Seminarium. I was very satisfied, I can only praise, no negatives, no problems. Studying was so nice without stress. Our tutors, our coordinator, teachers and broad range of activities was absolutely great. We played volleyball, sang in a choir, riding bikes, had a parties, walked along the seaside.... It´s really "cool" to study and to be here. If I could study abroad, my choice would be Denmark again.
I had only one problem. I didn´t want to go back to the Czech Republic:-)
Hi! My name is Lucie Vélová and I stayed in Denmark for 4,5 months. I study Faculty of Education.
First, I was at the course of Danish in Holbaek, where my way started. It was 3weeks long course, where we learnd the basic sentencesof Danish.Then I moved to Vordingborg, and started to go to school .We lived next to the school. We had English as an second language twice a week and Educational studies once. I improved my language and get new experience from my classmates. I also had Teaching practice, from November to December. We tought English a few times. Wetought swimming each Friday. I knew many new things, methods and people which will help me in my furture career In our free time, there were many activities to do. We played volleyball and sang at the choir..We met many nice people and I am really glad that I could be just in Denmark
I am studying nursing at third in the Bilim Üniversity.I had imagined abroad the education. I was eligible to study abroad thanks to Erasmus. My teacher said me Denmark best country for you. And she told me you will join the program as useful. I was wondering Denmark and culture. And I come to Denmark for study. I have seen different cultures. Different occupational groups was great to be in the same class.
I learned different health policies of countries and different perspective in the interdisciplinary health care provision. I didn’t make a long time group work in the Turkey. But I got used in Denmark. My English was little before coming here but I believe developing now. Also I met many people in Denmark and I like them all. I liked a relationships teacher with students. Sometimes only problem for me Denmark is expensive. But very nice country. I hope I successfully complete this course than my period of clinical. Because I will receive of notes in here important for my school. And I will want to participate similar courses in the future.Thank you for everything.
To be a student in DenmarkI came from in Denmark (Univercity Collage Sealand)from Turkey (Istanbul Bilim Univercity)for İnterdiciplinary Health Care Provision in a Global Perspective. Thıs programme started two month ago (24August )and next week(6 november)will finish. l will be a nurse after 3 semester in Turkey. l want to come in Denmark because l want to see EU countrıes, other cultures ,health system and people. l learned a lot of thing in Denmark and this course .l think the aim of this course, to bring different health professional groups, enables us to gain different perspective about health. This course useful other health groups for you to know. You learn work together etc… From these first l should say ;Denmark is a very nıce country but ı think Denmark is expensive country. l stayed in Slagelse. This place is small but cute. People are humane ,charitable,smiling etc. This place has got a lot of cheap shopping. Always you can use cylcing. You can travel anywhere by train.(l think train is cheapJ)l’m lucky to be here because l think incredibly nice to be here. l like Denmark and this course. lf l have a chance l would like to come again in Denmark….Ceren Kırık
My name is Salome am a student of occupational therapy in Spain University Miguel Hernandez in Alicante, and the reason for visiting Danish homeland has been the opportunity to enjoy the Erasmus scholarship for three months, my main goal in my arrival in Slagelse, was to expand my knowledge of occupational therapy.This course has given me the power to know how involved the general health therapy.
This course provides the power to know different aspects of health in general since the birth of what is considered good health, classes are taught by different teachers and different questions, upon completion of the classes we shape the knowledge learned in the formulation of a project on a disease with members from other countries.
One good thing is that the university has provided you everything you need, either means of transport, administrative support etc ...
With respect to social life, it is true that I have seen differences in culture and the Danish and the Spanish people, in my case, but it's true that I have made many and very good relations with different people from Denmark, Istambul Chile, Mexico, Argentina, Bosnia, Italy etc ... and of course always going celebrating.
I consider it very important that people will offer their support as my English before arriving in Denmark was very bad, and in three months and I can make conversations with people and there understand what I say, so it has become my second goal here in Denmark, add the English language to my life, that I have made my habits and rutines, with my travelling companion also from Spain, and is sure that this was only the begining for more travelling.
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My name is Hector Selva Garcia, I am Spanish and study occupational therapy at the University Miguel Hernández (Elche). My experience in Denmark has been very good in different aspects, only been here three months and already have my group of friends in the town of Slagelse and also think that the course of interdisciplinary health care provision has given me another perspective on different cultures and about different ways of working in various countries, I am very happy because I improved my English level is one of the things I care about my stay in Denmark. About life in Denmark it is true that is very different than in my country both in customs and in the personal lives of people but I am open to other people is important.
To say that I encourage you to participate in (IHCP) for you to meet people from different countries and to improve your quality of knowledge about health and about different cultures.
My name is Debbie, I'm from Holland and I'm following the course interdisciplinary health care provision.
When I decided to go abroad I was really looking forward to come to Denmark and it has not been a disappointment. I'm really happy here and sometime it even feels like home for me. I love the country with its open spaces, I like the people whom are around me in this course and I think everybody here has been a great help to let me feel the way I do.
During the time that I have joined the course I have learned a lot about myself. It became clear to me how I reacted in different situations and why I do things the way I do them. I also learned a lot about how to communicate when there is a language barrier and I have learned how to work together with people with a different background and different culture. I learned how to overcome the differences. Mostly because of this I think that this course is an experience that I would not like to miss.
After this course I will have some practical time within the physical therapy and I’m really looking forward to see how things will work out, but I have a good feeling about it.
And I already know for sure that I will come back to Denmark sometime, because I love it!
I'm Christel, a Belgian exchange student from KHLeuven. I'm participating in the International Health Care Provision module in Slagelse and I was really looking forward to go study abroad. So far I really enjoy my stay here. I have a nice room, the danish people are really friendly and the weather is almost the same as in Belgium.
I think I've already learned a lot, not only classes but also in different cultural activities.
The international module is very interesting because you learn to understand cultural differences and learn to work together with these other cultures. I also made a lot of new (international) friendships.
My opinion about Denmark and the Danish culture I can resume in one sentence: I love Denmark!
Or even in Danish: Jeg elsker Danmark :-)
This is my first experiences in a different country but it will not be end.Because of this Denmark is very special for me. First month I try to get used to new country new life new friends and school. It wasn't hard.I met more people from different countries in Denmark. But I found more than I want; school, teachers, friends. Now I have more friends from Netherland, Belgium, Denmark, Spain..
This friendship gave me a new perspective understanding. I learned to understand different cultures.Turkey is very different from Denmark.Air,water,environment,foods. But I didn't see any difference in our relationship.Everyone wants to understand each other's culture. When I need to help, my all friends were in my side, like in Turkey.
I will talk about Denmark and Danish culture in my school. Denmark is good start for first experience.
This experience is most important part of my life. I never forget this 3 months and Denmark.
Nikki thoroughly enjoyed her visit, and said how kind everyone was and how well she was looked after during her stay. In fact, she enjoyed it so much that she is hoping to take a Danish language course and would like to return to Denmark to work at some point in the future. So thank you for looking after our students, and please pass our thanks on to everyone who made their visit so enjoyable.
I’m Muzeyyen Aydin, exchange student from Karadeniz Technical University, Turkey. I arrived in Denmark on August 27, 2008, it was a very cold day. I am going to leave Vordingborg at the beginning of January. The life of Danish people in Denmark is a little different than Turkish lifestyle. So far my experience here has been great. Vordigborg is so sweet city. The people are very friendly and helpfully. Now I have a lot of foreign friends that I will never forget them during my life.
Love you Denmark especially Vordingborg deeply.
"I'm sending you a happy e-mail to tell you the very good news that I, Natalie and Margje passed our examinations without any problems which means that from now on we are 3rd graders!!! I think that at this point we can really value the international program we have folowwed during our stay in Denmark.
I sometimes see things other studends who stayed in Belgium are better at than I am but on the other hand I see more things I'm better at right now :-) . For example: I learned so much about 'the stages of change' which can be of verry good use when we practice our proffesional-patient classes (skillslab). It's now that I really see that although the program wasn't always 'nutritionist-fixed' it had alot of aspect which are 'universal' for many jobs and I think we don't have enough of that in our school (so plus point for all of you).
Thougt you might like to hear this and hope it is to some value for next modules. Next year a good friend of mine is coming to Denmark to follow the international program... I was thinking of visiting her during that time, so it would be nice if I could stay in the school again :)
Now I'm ready to enjoy my almost-3-month vacation. Hope you and everybody else is doing well. Haj haj and vriendelijke groetjes, Sam"