Bachelor of Business Management (Business Economics) & Bachelor of Journalism Dual
Bachelor of Business Management (Business Economics) & Bachelor of Journalism Dual

Lucinda Denmark

The five months that I spent studying at Copenhagen Business School was a once in a lifetime experience where I was able to make friends from around the world! Copenhagen was the perfect exchange city. The Danish culture is very different from Australian and although I tried my hardest to speak Danish – nearly every Dane is fluent in English.

As part of my Business Management Degree and Business Economics major I studied:
• Business Strategy
• Financial Accounting
• Financial Management
• Cultural Economics & Politics (Level 2 Business Economics Major)

1. Settling in!
When I arrived at Copenhagen Airport, after travelling for 24 hours straight I was greeted by my wonderful Danish Buddy, Danielle. I strongly advise everyone to apply for the Buddy program and buy the tickets to all the introductory events organised through CBS. It’s a great opportunity to meet other exchange students!

2. Getting Around!
Getting a bike is probably the easiest and cheapest way to get around. The Facebook Group, "Buy a bike Copenhagen," offers a selection of second hand bikes but make sure you test ride it before buying.

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Alternatively, if biking isn’t for you – not to fear; the Danish public transport system is amazing. With a combination of trains, buses and metro lines getting around is breeze. You can purchase the monthly pass for around $50 a month and remember to bring a passport photo if you decide to buy one.

If you want to try your hand at both I advise getting the “Rejsakort” which is the Danish Go-Card.

3. Accommodation!
I would definitely recommend staying at one of CBS’ housing options, as it is very easy to meet people and organise events. I stayed at Porcelænshaven near the CBS campus where I had my own room and bathroom. I think this was the best one by far as it is close to CBS, the Frederiksberg Park and a metro and bus stops. It’s also possible to live in an apartment – but I found those who do struggle to keep up with social activities and staying connected.

4. Be a tourist in Copenhagen!
Although travel is often an integral part of exchange I also want to emphasise how beautiful Denmark and Copenhagen are. So here are a few of my favourite tourist haunts (There’s so much more to do than see the Little Mermaid!)
• Tivoli Gardens
• Louisiana Gallery of Modern Art
• Botanisk Have – the Botanical Gardens
• Jægersborg Dyrehave – a Deer Park just north of Copenhagen
• Torvehallerne – Glass Market Food Hall
• Nyhavn – you really need that tourist shot

Lucinda Copenhagen Business

5. Rad Danish Blogs & Sites!
When living in Copenhagen it’s always important to stay relevant with the Scandi cool that the Danes are so famous for. So here is a list of the blogs and websites, which helped me make the most living in Denmark:
• Scandinavian Standard:
• Copenhagen Cycle Chic:
• New to Denmark:
• Google Translate: especially if you open a Danish bank account

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