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The Little Mermaid Statue is one of the international symbols of Copenhagen and commemorates the fairytale written by famous Danish writer, Hans Christian Andersen.

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Nyhavn is the most iconic location in Copenhagen! The “New Harbor” is home to colorful houses, wooden ships, and the canals of Copenhagen.
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Amarger Strand beach is located just outside the inner city and a quick metro ride from CBS.

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Rosenberg Castle is surrounded by beautiful parks and is home to the Danish Crown Jewels!

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Biking is an important piece of life in Copenhagen, the most bike-friendly city in the world.

I’ve been imagining my exchange since before I started at Texas A&M! When I was 17 I knew I wanted to study abroad during my undergraduate degree. No matter what I thought it would be like, it is so much better!

I finished my sixth semester in College Station in May. I was in the routine of College Station and Texas A&M. I knew what to expect, where to go, and what my life was like. Moving to Copenhagen, I’ve experienced something new every day! I arrived in Copenhagen on August 18th with introduction programs starting at Copenhagen Business School (CBS) on August 22nd. I settled in my apartment, went grocery shopping, and waited out the jet lag.

When my Danish language crash course started, I didn’t know what to expect. The program is a voluntary course exchange students can choose to participate in at CBS. To embrace Danish culture and to come to Copenhagen a week before mandatory events started, I chose to take the class. Danish is notorious for being difficult. Words are often spelled with twice as many letters than what is pronounced, there are three unique Danish letters, Æ, Ø, and Å, and the pronunciation is simply difficult. Though I struggled with Danish, I found many friends in my class! Also, to accompany the language courses were social programs provided by CBS. Above all, I met so many international students from all over the world!

When considering whether or not to participate in voluntary introduction programs on an exchange, I highly recommend doing it all!! Finding a friend group is very easy, getting acquainted with the new culture is made simple, and above all it’s FUN! CBS has a great program for incoming exchange students, particularly because there are so many! CBS is truly an international school.