Renfeng from China, Journalism & Media
Field of study and education institution: Journalism and Media within Globalisation. University of Aarhus
Why did you choose to study in Denmark ?
My case is probably unique, because we actually did not choose Denmark
- we chose a programme which included a period of study in Denmark.
What do you like most about studying in Denmark ?
I think the openness and free spirit of Danish people.
What don't you like about studying in Denmark ?
Haven't found it out yet.
What do you like most about Denmark and the Danes?
The Danes' general attitude to criticism and different opinions. Their self-confidence and courage to confront each other with different opinions and views are to me the most impressive feature of the Danish people. I trust that this mentality also helps Denmark correct its mistakes so that the society will always progress.
These are the rare merits you don't always find in other countries in general. I think this derives from the confidence of Danes in your culture and your country. I also like Danes being open-minded and non-aggressive.
What don't you like about Denmark and the Danes?
I think the kids perhaps drink too much at a young age.
Tell us about your best experience in Denmark
I was invited to a Danish family to celebrate Christmas together.
Among the guests were me (Chinese), a Kenyan chap and the South African boyfriend of the family's youngest daughter. We sang Danish songs, had Danish rice pudding, waved Danish flags and danced around the Christmas tree. I did enjoy very much the feeling of "hygge" in the Danish family, with an international flavour.
Do you have some advice on danish student life in general?
If Danish students don't take initiative to talk to you, don't take for granted that they are cold. They are just shy. Actually they are very warm-hearted and open-minded.
Have you got a personal webpage or a blog which you would like to be added to your testimonial:
Any other links that you would like to share with other potential students:
- Denmark tops happiest country in the world 2017 Mar 20, 2017
- Copenhagen still among world’s most liveable cities Mar 15, 2017
- Aarhus University advances in major international academic ranking Mar 08, 2017