When I spontaneously added University of Copenhagen as my main preference of exchange destinations, I had no idea that this would end up being one of the best decisions of my life. On this day it has been exactly 3 months since I came here, and it has been such a wonderful blur of new friends and experiences. I live in Nørrebro, in Bispebjerg Kollegiet. Nørrebro is such a wonderfully diverse place, but I hold a grudge as the amount of kebabs I have consumed has literally made me become one. They are just so damn delicious.
I began my time here with the Danish Language Course, a time of perpetual darkness. I would leave the house at 8am and the sun would still not be out, and then finish class at 1pm – leaving me only 2 hours of precious sunlight until it would go down again at 3pm. This may sound horrifying, but it was just such so surreal that we made the most of it. I met some of my best friends in this course, and I highly recommend it to anyone.
Denmark, and specifically Copenhagen, is one of the best places I have ever been to. It is just so warm and welcoming, and the Danes are out of this world. My dear friend (who I won’t name and shame) lost her wallet 3 times on separate occasions… and they were returned to her each time by complete strangers, completely intact.
But this doesn’t mean that you should only stay here. Obviously being in Europe gives you so much accessibility to other countries, which is also surreal… for example, in my first month I spent the weekend in Brussels and flew home on Monday morning, only to go to class that very same day. The flights were also $50. RETURN. Yeah, I couldn’t believe it either. You can also casually take the bus to Berlin, which was only 19 euros. Travelling here is just insane.
I am nearly halfway through my exchange and I am already dreading the prospect of coming back home. I know it’s cliche, and everyone says that it’s cliche, but exchange already has been one of the best experiences of my life. Even for the 3 months I have been here I have grown, and I’m so excited to see what happens next. Tusind Tak Copenhagen!
Name: Denis Vukcevic
Student ID: 11694546
Course: Bachelor of Communication (Social and Political Sciences) / Bachelor of Laws
Exchange Partner University: University of Copenhagen