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An updated version of the popular book based on the "How to Live in Denmark" podcast, with 8 new chapters.In this fun, easy-to-read book, Kay draws on her own experience as a foreigner in Denmark when it comes to learning Danish, trying to find a job in Denmark, and looking for a place to live in Copenhagen. She also touches on dating in Denmark, Danish drinking culture, Danish childraising, and how you can guess a Danish person's age from their first name alone. This entertaining look at life as an outsider in Denmark draws on gentle humor and can be enjoyed by both foreigners and their Danish friends.
How to Thrive Abroad will push you to maximize your potential and go after your dreams without accepting there is something you cannot be or achieve. Frank observations, personal stories, cultural anecdotes, dilemmas, career choices, tips, trials and errors – the book summarizes all life lessons learned by a young foreigner from studying and working in Denmark. In this book, debut author Mihaela Mihova shares her story of young expat, who leaves her home country at the age of 18 to pursue her dream of studying at a top university and having a global career. In the span of eight years, Mihaela has gone from a foreign student, aspiring to find her place in the world, to a global business professional, working for leading global companies, entrepreneur, mentor for foreign graduates and a goodwill ambassador for the United Nations Youth Association of Denmark. The book is an empowering read, where the author inspires people who dream about studying abroad and a career without borders, to go after what they want in life, despite all obstacles.
The world is changing. Our old knowledge and general understanding of the world do not provide sufficient answers anymore. As our old understandings and the answers we get from them are insufficient, the ways we are used to react and behave do not work well anymore either. Social norms that used to make us come across as polite and friendly are suddenly offensive to some; a good education that used to lead to a good job is outdated when you receive your diploma. Our cultural compass cannot contain and judge the world properly because the challenges we are facing were not a part of our world when we came of age and learned what the world was like.Metamodernity provides us with a framework for understanding ourselves and our societies in a more complex way. Metamodernity is a way of strengthening local, national, continental, and global cultural heritage among all. It thus has the potential to dismantle the fear of losing one’s culture as the global economy as well as the internet and exponential technologies are disrupting our current modes of societal organization and governance.
Years back, when I was working in a big international company, we would often get visitors from abroad asking what to see and do in Copenhagen. I used to do these small hand-drawn maps with tips and tricks of what they should do. Both the touristy things and those that would take them a bit off the beaten path; small Copenhagener secrets.Copenhagen tops charts on all kinds of metrics around the quality of life and happiness. ECA International recently crowned The Danish capital as the world's top destination for European expats. And I hope you can see why. I am, of course, totally biased. But I just love Copenhagen. The city exudes gorgeous, northern European style architecture, cobbled alleyways, beautifully decorated shop windows, and flowing canals. Copenhagen feels exceptionally laid back, somewhat spacious, and charming.
Major Trends in Danish and Global Welfare at the Dawn of the 21st Century provides an analysis of the dramatic changes that have taken place in the Danish welfare system during the past century.Denmark still has superstar status as the world's most notable welfare society. At the same time, Danes have had to reform and adapt their welfare model, which experienced both a very exorbitant success at the beginning of the period covered and a shocking setback thereafter - a crisis the country has just recently recovered from. Amid these events, the Danes decided to reform the design of their welfare state to suit globalization and a new demographic. This was the first time that conditions far into the future were crucial to the organization of welfare today. A new orientation was created in welfare thinking; one that went from help and support to help to self-help, and to jobs and the procurement of labour with strong incentives via support policies and pensions to remain in the labour market for longer. Through these reforms, Denmark became the most digitized society in the West, but it did not solve its ever-growing integration problems, and likewise inequality grew in the otherwise so equal Danish society.
Bildung is moral and emotional maturity. Bildung is also to have the education and knowledge necessary to thrive in your society; bildung is to be deeply embedded in culture and community while having the autonomy to carve your own path in life. Bildung is always personal and unique. Bildung is a German word that has no word in English. Beginning in the 1770s, German philosophers explored bildung as a secular form of inner development and it became popular among the bourgeoisie. In Denmark, a pastor realized in the 1830s that the peasants needed bildung too, and he envisioned a new kind of school: the folk-high-school. In 1851, a Danish teacher, Christen Kold, figured out how to teach in such a way that young farmhands learned to think for themselves: he told them moving stories and let them ask questions. Once he had their attention, he could teach them new farming techniques, science, philosophy, history, religion, literature, art, economic theory, and political science. Norway, Sweden and Finland copied the folk-high-school concept in the 1860s and by 1900, a critical mass of youngsters in the Nordic countries had upgraded their skills and their thinking, and the Nordics had gone from being among the poorest countries in Europe to being among the richest. This development and the bildung that carried it also meant that the Nordics made the transition from agricultural feudal societies to modern, democratic, industrialized nation-states peacefully. As we are facing new challenges from digitization, globalization, a pandemic and environmental changes we need bildung for the 21st century and the book concludes by exploring what that might look like.
What is it like to leave everything behind and follow the person you love to a different country? What does it mean to be Danish and how does one integrate into the Danish environment? What makes the Danish different from other Scandinavians and why do they take first places in happiness ratings? What is worth seeing in Denmark and which events should one visit? You will find answers to these questions and more in "Married to Denmark".
Omkring 375 billeder fra hele Danmark. Kongefamilien, Grønland, Færøerne, slottene, landskaberne, byerne og alle de andre seværdigheder samlet på 128 sider i paperback indbinding. Findes i seks sprogudgaver. En oplagt gave ved udenlandsbesøg og til værtsfamilien. Vægt 590 gr.
The son of a Danish immigrant tells the story of his life and times, from the beginning of the Second World War to the state of the world today. He questions the wisdom of religious belief and the ever increasing growth of civilization. Will mankind be able to survive when confronted with a shortage of essential resources and over population, in the near future? Has the time come for nations to implement much needed limits to growth? Have governments failed to respond, due to political inaction or fallacy? Paul's family move to the countryside in northern California in 1941, for the duration of the war. Later in life, Paul begins to worry about the future of the world that he knows and cares about. He asks difficult questions and expects intelligent answers.
This book is a critrical review of some of the tendencies, that is seen in the Catholic Church’s theology and practice after 2. Vatican Council (1962-65). Is is about political opportunism, fillosemitism and a number of teaching issues, that is preventing the Church to unite with the Christian Churces in the East. Did Virgin Mary had a free will? Is Holocaust a Catholic Dogma? Is the pope infallible? What must catholics believe? The book is a pretext for debate.
Life in one of the world's most homogenous countries can be tough on foreigners. Why do Danish adults wear elf hats to parties? Should you wear one too? Why are Danish adults so kind and gentle around their friends, yet so vicious to strangers in bicycle lanes? Why is it OK in Denmark to talk openly about sex, but embarrassing to admit to ambition? 'How to Live in Denmark' is based on the podcast by Kay Xander Mellish, who has lived in Denmark since 2000. It answers these questions and many more about daily life as a non-Dane in 'the happiest country in the world'.