Welcome to Denmark

As it takes some time to learn the Danish language, it is a good idea from the start of your stay to learn about the typical cultural traits of Denmark and to what extent they are different from those of your home country.

When comparing your home country and Denmark we will use Richard R. Gesteland’s cultural patterns

Some Danish traits that foreigners can find difficult are that:

  • we are very results-oriented
  • we are generally direct in our communication
  • we are all in favour of equality

In our “Introduction to Denmark” programme, we describe typical Danish behaviour, norms and values.

“We want to help employees and students who have moved here get their stay in Denmark off to a good start.”
- Finn Steffens, Director, AIS Sprog