Since I founded Spousecare in 2007, we have assisted spouses and their families from all over the world getting settled in Denmark and that is why we wanted to make this blog! Everyone’s situation is unique and that is why I together with our team of consultants provide a complete range of custom-made programmes, services, workshops and solutions for each spouse. Once spouse might be looking for a job. Another expecting her second child and another concerned about integrating his teenagers while pursuing his freelance business in Denmark. The personal relations and the social network have always been important ingredients in both my private and professional life and I have a lot of experience within development of staff and competences along with job recruiting. We have a broad network of cooperation partners and together with the Spousecare Advisory Board and our skilled consultants, we have helped many spouses to find a job or start a new career. Spousecare is not only about creating a professional network, we also organize a lot of social events and workshops. In other words, we make settling into Denmark a lot easier.
I came to Denmark from Poland 6 years ago to study and by now I can say Denmark has become my beloved, sweet home. It was a long way and as many expats might have experienced, there are always some bumps in the way. As an expat advisor in one of Denmark’s biggest banks, I have helped internationals with banking and answered their questions concerning the practicalities of getting settled. It taught me how different every situation is and what kind of obstacles and questions expats might have. That and my own experience of being an expat gave me a lot of insight to being an expat in Denmark. Getting settled, creating a network, learning the language, finding a job, buying a place, getting married, giving birth in Denmark. I’ve done it all! I have joined Spousecare in this project to share my experiences with all the other expats out there.
I’m responsible for updating the blog regularly. I’m currently studying international business at Niels Brock gymnasium. My study line offers a few months of studying abroad, which I have spent in San Diego and in Singapore! These experiences have definitely contributed to a broader perspective, especially when looking at culture and cultural encounters. Furthermore, I’m hoping a couple of young eyes can contribute to a well put together blog, that’s useful and easy accessable for all ages.
I moved to Denmark from Vancouver, B.C., Canada, back in August 2014, to start my master’s degree in International Business Communication at Copenhagen Business School. In my last semester, I collaborated with Anette and Spousecare for my thesis on how immigrants in Canada and Denmark identify with their employer organization. It was so great getting to know more about expats in Denmark that I decided to volunteer with Anette in writing blog posts and helping with the e-newsletter. While I am not a part of the Spouse network, I have experience of moving to and getting settled in Denmark, navigating through the interesting habits and customs of the Danish culture, the challenges and joys of job hunting, and developing connections with Danes and foreigners. I am looking forward to sharing all of that and more with you on the blog.