Xueyi Guo - Köpenhamns universitet
Reseberättelse från Köpenhamn, Danmark
University of Copenhagen (UCPH)The campuses of UCPH are separated into different area of Copenhagen. Comparing to Lund University, I felt my experience in UCPH was more in the Faculty of Social Science specifically. There were not many other interactions with other faculties either. Faculty of Social Science is in the very central of Copenhagen. It was an old building with long history. The spaces in the campus are not big, however, there are still some fields to sit down and enjoy the sun in the summer. Because of its convenient location, the tasks to sort out the student ID and other things became easier during the study in UCPH. Since the main international student building is two blocks away from Faculty of Social Science. And the service for the international students was very organized.
ArrivalIt was not a good experience for me since I did not get choice to join any of the introduction activities. I had signed for mentor group. But I did not receive any emails from them until the semester started. Thus I missed all the events regarding a new-comer in UCPH.
AccommodationI found my place to live through the help of Housing Foundation in UCPH. It was very fast to make the decision to live a bit far away from Central Copenhagen because of the rent was relatively lower.
LeasureI have some friends I knew before who live in Copenhagen. So this time during the exchange period, I hang out a lot with them. I met some new friends from UCPH as well, but hanging out together rarely happened.
CostsIt costed higher to live in Copenhagen comparing to Lund both in terms of accommodation and food. So, I tried to save money not eating out more often and cooked myself.
Final remarksI very much appreciate this opportunity to go on exchange in Copenhagen. Especially I am so grateful for the help of Professor Wingkvist, the international coordinate. Under her kind and patient help, I could get this valuable opportunity. This exchange experience enriched me in many domains, especially the different academic setting broadened my vision and enhance my academic background.
For more info about my exchange period, feel free to contact me. Text: Xueyi Guo