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Expat Experience: Elena Hansen, Billund (Jutland)

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Expat Experience: Elena Hansen, Billund (Jutland)

Post Posted: Sun Mar 17, 2013 2:09 am

I’m an open and curious Russian living in Denmark. Have an education in translation, linguistics. If you add new and growing interest in marketing + yoga, then you get pretty much a picture of me. This article will add up to it as well, I believe

Where, when and why did I move to Denmark?

I moved to Denmark in August 2012, because approximately five years ago in Russia I met my Danish prince charming. We met quite commonly, when I started working as his translator in Russia; and 5 years later he was back to Denmark, we got married and decided that Denmark should be our home. So, here I am.

What challenges did I face during the move?

There were not really any physical challenges or obstacles for me to move to Denmark. Though there were some thoughts about how I’m going to fit in, what kind of job I’ll be able to find, how I’m going to manage without mastering Danish, etc. However, I did believe that I’d figure everything out and feel at home here. I wasn’t wrong! I haven’t found a job yet, but thanks to this I’ve become a much more active person and started doing new things I wouldn’t even think about before.

In our globalized world it’s quite easy to do networking which helps you overcome so many things including language barrier. So I went for networking and I didn’t miss. As for the Danish language, it turned out to be not that hard as some might think and much more fun than you could imagine...

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