Going to Denmark. What should i know?
Hi, I'm going to Denmark for a school exchange in 2 months, i will be staying with a family. i was wondering what can a 15 yr old girl do in Denmark? whats worth visiting? any good travelling tips? any good language tips? Is there any info that could help me out with settling in as this is my first time leaving my home country (aus) and im going with few friends?
Where are you staying? And at what time of year (European summer or winter?)
There's lots to do in the bigger cities. But if you are in a school exchange programme, then your Danish school mates will be able to help you out with things to do.
I think you will find that Scandinavian and Australians have a similar culture. Quite laid-back and open. Perhaps Scandinavians tend to be a bit more reserved or introvert.
Perhaps learn a few phrases in Danish but you will find that Danes in your age speak pretty good English.
My exchange is coming here in a few days and in two months ill be flying back with her. So i believe it's their spring/ early summer. I will be staying in Copenhagen but intend on travelling to odsherreds to visit a friend at some point.
Plenty of stuff to do in Copenhagen. There are lots of online ressources to help you plan.
A few examples could be: Tivoli or Bakken (amusement parks). If the weather is nice, you should go to the harbour bath on Islands Brygge. Tour the canals in kayak or Goboat (if you have someone over 18 y with you)
You'll be fine: the Danes are very warm and welcoming people, and Copenhagen is a beautiful and lively town. Although it is definitely appreciated if you can say a few things in Danish, they're usually fluent in English, so you should be ok :)
As for things to do, http://www.visitcopenhagen.com is a good place to start, and I am sure that in no time, you'll get your first tips from locals.
Enjoy your trip!