Menu

Student Testimonials

Laura Jytte Nuiver, MSc Cultural Sociology


Hey I am Laura, a 24 year old student from Amsterdam (Holland).

Why did you choose to study Cultural Sociology?
I have a bachelor in Culture Studies and even though enjoyed my study, it was too much about culture from an artistic approach. I decided to study Cultural Sociology, because I wanted to learn about culture from a more sociological perspective. I chose SDU, because I have always wanted to study abroad, especially in Denmark. And the courses the master seemed a perfect combination of theory and practice.

How do you like the study environment at the campus?
In general, there is a very relaxed atmosphere on campus. The campus is very small, which makes it easily accessible. The relation between students and professors is equal and you can just walk into their offices when you have questions.

How is studying in Denmark different than in your home country? 
Denmark has a very different way of teaching than the Netherlands. The Danish focus is much more about understanding and arguing, while in the Netherlands the focus is on your ability to reproduce knowledge from books and articles. It is a new way of dealing with information and I enjoy it very much indeed.

How was your arrival to Denmark?
The university arranged accommodation and international students received a big bag full of linen, towels, pillows and what not. The university informs and helps international students in a great way. Especially in the beginning they are concerned with our well-being here.

What would you like to say to someone who is interested in studying here in Denmark ?
Denmark has some great benefits for international students, such as free Danish lessons for example. Lastly I would like to add that in order to study and live happily in Denmark, make sure to ignore the constant shower of rain pouring out of the sky. Just go out and do the things you would be doing if it were sunny, and you’ll have a great time.

 

Stefan Meche, MSc Cultural Sociology

Hello, my name is Stefan Meche and I’m 42 years old and I come from Romania.

Why did you choose to study Cultural Sociology?
I chose Cultural Sociology because it responds in many ways my avocations, and also because it matches my bachelor degree which was a Philosophy bachelor degree I got from my home country.

 How do you like the study environment at the campus?
I find the study environment at the university campus very friendly, and very propitious to academic approach. I find the whole learning process here in Denmark a lot different than that from Romania.

 How is studying in Denmark different than in your home country? 
In Romania the learning system is an old fashion model, where the teachers present students the teaching material, with very few references and merely authors from Modernity and bellow, with very, very few connections to the contemporary world. Maybe not entirely, but in about 90 cases out of 100.

How was your arrival to Denmark?
I didn’t use any of the University’s support regarding accommodation or anything, due the fact that I came here in Denmark, few years before I started study. But so far, I didn’t have any serious troubles finding a job or an apartment to stay. But my sister was living here already for more than ten years, married with a Danish man, and they have helped me a lot.

 What would you like to say to someone who is interested in studying here in Denmark ?
I would definitely recommend Denmark as a study place to anyone that is looking for such thing. What I want to say is that Denmark offers everything anyone would wish for in terms of academic study environment. Very profound and very well connected to the contemporary issues.

 

To give you the best possible experience, this site uses cookies  Read more about cookies

Accept cookies