I can help with
- Being new in Denmark
- The study environment at CBS
- Time management and workload
- Advice on housing and living expenses
After spending 15 months in Australia, I realised that I did not want to go back to Germany and study there, but rather take the opportunity to experience a new country and culture. I finally decided to apply to CBS because of its excellent reputation, the international study environment that it offers and because I was intrigued by the BLC Bachelor’s programme. I have always been interested in languages and enjoyed studying Spanish in high school. Furthermore, I think that business and cultural studies are a great combination as Globalisation is bringing different countries and therefore companies and organisations closer and closer together. I was also attracted by the programme’s broad nature because I did not exactly know what I wanted to do professionally.
In my first semester I was a bit overwhelmed by the amount of texts and academic papers we had to read. Especially in British and American Studies, I had problems with some readings because I did not have a particularly great background knowledge in politics. As BLC covers many different areas it is difficult to be good at everything, so it is normal to put more time into some courses than into others.
I have experienced a very supportive study environment at CBS. BLC students have diverse cultural backgrounds, are social and help each other out. This is exactly what I hoped for when applying to CBS.
The opportunity to go on exchange in the fifth semester is something I am really looking forward to. I am sure that studying at a university in Latin America or Spain will help me to consolidate my knowledge, further improve my language skills and connect to another culture.
You are not alone! Others most likely have similar problems to yours, so do not hesitate to ask for help.
Participate in the intro week if possible. This is where you get in touch with your fellow students for the first time and it is a lot of fun. I missed out on it and still regret it!
Language is a big part of the BLC programme. You do not have to be an expert, but enjoying and having a genuine interest in your second language (French, German or Spanish) will make your life much easier.
Don't forget to enjoy being a student :) Nexus and other student organisations are great ways to get to know different people.