Do you know where the oldest monarchy in the West is? You guessed it.
Do you know what European country was first to abolish slavery? My, you're on a roll today!
And most importantly, where did Lego come from? That's right, from the Danes.
Known as both the City of Smiles and the City of Cafés, Aarhus is a heavily student-populated city. It's the second-largest city in Denmark after the capital, Copenhagen, and it's situated by the sea. Undoubtedly you'll be busy meeting people and sitting around in cafes discussing the meaning of life and love, but you'll probably also find the time to visit a few sights. So check out this page with a list of Aarhus attractions. From the Old Town to castles to museums, this list should keep you busy for some time.
And if you're even the slightest bit disappointed that you won't be living in the capital, there's no need to worry! A train will take you there in three hours, and this way, during the week you won't be as exposed to the hordes of tourists that flock to Copenhagen. This New York Times page has a list of travel articles on Copenhagen. Also, take a look at the State Department's site to get a thorough background on Denmark.
What about the Danish School of Journalism, your host institution? If you'd like to learn about the program, see our page. And if you want to learn about the university, check out these links and decide for yourself whether it's a good place to go or not. (This one, this one and this one.)
And, of course, remember that the deadline to apply is April 5. Click here to learn how to apply.
by Fedor Zarkhin