Being an expat

Coming to a new country can be very daunting.  Relying on the “as I usually do” is no longer possible and there are so many new things to learn and deal with that even simple everyday activities can become very frustrating. What are the do’s and don’ts? How do the Danes live? Who are they? Where do I buy groceries, clothes, or home furnishing? What can I do in my spare time?  How do I get a job?  Even after being in Denmark for some time, there still seem to be many new things to learn.

The management team and contributors to Your Danish Life also have expat experiences

Bente, a native-born Dane, has lived as an expat outside Denmark in Poland, France, Austria, Finland, and Belgium. Some of the expat experiences were as a child attending international schools and others working within marketing and management for multinational companies. Her many expat experiences have given her an in-depth understanding of what it is like to  move to a country foreign from her own and adapt to new environments.

Adriana is a Spanish journalist who came to Denmark to complete her studies more than 10 years ago.Since then she has lived in Greece, the UK, U.S and Mauritius, where she developed her interests in writing, culture and languages. In 2010, she was Editor in Chief of the expat magazine Insight, which enabled her to share her experiences on what it is like to be a foreigner in Denmark.


CEO & Editor in Chief: Bente D. Knudsen

Co-Editor:  Adriana Alcina

Sales and marketing responsible: Mette Tolstrup

Editorial Contributors:
Inger Stokkink, Louise Chamberlain, Evmorfia Tsakiri, Regan Quick-Severin, Lisa Conlon

Mayra Navarrete


Lotte Dehli, Dehli Design

Graphic design & layout:
Gordana Bakic