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The Danish lifestyle

A laid-back lifestyle

If you want to study in one of the world's happiest and most liveable countries, Denmark is definitely the place for you!

Danes enjoy a very high level of satisfaction with life. 

They enjoy a balanced work life with a sense of financial security and the freedom and opportunity to pursue personal goals in life.

Indeed, the Danes are highly educated and well informed, and still, they are well-known for their informality and often humorous attitude to authorities and life itself.

Hygge - celebrating the small joys of life

When you arrive in Denmark you will probably notice the relaxed atmosphere, a lot of people on bikes, and that things generally run smoothly.

When the sun is shining, people will be outside playing music, hanging out by the seaside or the harbor, lounging and barbecuing.

While the summer months encourage sunbathing, swimming and picnics, the winter time calls for hot chocolates and indoor social gatherings.

Danes often refer to this snug and convivial wintery feeling as hygge. Hygge is a word that doesn't translate into English, but essentially it means cozy and calm and relaxed.

Hygge is often about informal time together with family or close friends. There is no agenda. You simply celebrate the small joys of life.

A green lifestyle

Danish cities are among the most bicycle-friendly in the world with comprehensive systems of bicycle lanes in most major cities and designated bicycle routes crisscrossing the nation.

More than a third of Copenhageners commute to work or school by pedal-power – all year round!

In a small country like Denmrak, distances are short, which makes it possible to combine urban life with the serenity of the  Danish countryside.

Green forests are plentiful and you will never be more than 50 kilometres from the sea.

With over 7000 kilometres of coastline, it is no wonder why beach holidays are a popular part of Danish culture. City-dwellers often enjoy weekend outings on bicycles – so pack your lunch and combine an afternoon in the city with a sunset by the coast.

Read what some international students think about living and studying in Denmark here

See also:
www.denmark.dk - the official website of Denmark
www.visitdenmark.com- tourist information for visitors to Denmark

 

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