International House North Denmark: A valuable resource for international students in Aalborg

by Nathalia Hentze Nielsen

Studying abroad is an enriching experience that offers students the opportunity to immerse themselves in new cultures, gain a global perspective, and receive a world-class education.

Aalborg has become a popular destination for international students seeking quality education and unique cultural experiences.

To support the diverse needs of these students, the International House North Denmark is there to help.

In this article, we will explore the various ways international students in Aalborg can benefit from International House North Denmark.

A Hub for International Education

Aalborg, located in the northern part of Denmark, is renowned for its world-class universities, including Aalborg University and the University College of Northern Denmark.

These institutions attract students from around the globe who come to pursue undergraduate, postgraduate, and doctoral studies.

However, the transition to life in a new country can be challenging, especially for international students who are often navigating unfamiliar systems and cultures.

The International House North Denmark (IHND)

The International House North Denmark, often referred to as IHND, is a comprehensive support center dedicated to assisting expats, international families, and international students in North Denmark.

This institution plays a pivotal role in enhancing the experience of international students by offering a wide range of free services and support.

Services Provided by IHND for International Students

  • Information and Guidance: IHND provides essential information and guidance to international students about various aspects of living and studying in Aalborg. Navigating the first step of a new life can be challenging, and IHND offers guidance to ease the transition. They help individuals settle in Denmark and whether you have questions about administrative procedures or need guidance on daily life matters, the team is ready to assist you every step of the way.
  • Cultural Integration: One of the most exciting aspects of studying abroad is the opportunity to immerse oneself in a new culture. IHND organizes cultural events, workshops, and other gatherings to help international students connect with Danish culture, learn the language, and build meaningful relationships with locals and fellow international students.
  • Career Services: IHND assists international students in preparing for their professional future. They offer workshops on resume building, interview preparation, and job-seeking strategies in Northern  Denmark. Additionally, IHND gives an overview of available English-speaking jobs each Monday on their Facebook and LinkedIn accounts, thus helping internationals find their next career option. Likewise, International House posts “Green Jobs” every second Thursday, where they list job openings focusing on sustainability and green transition, and jobs within the green field in general.
  • Individual job search guidance at a one-on-one meeting, you can get feedback on your CV and general tips on how to go about your job search, whether you are looking for an internship or a study job.
  • Their Expat Host Program is a mentor program where local volunteers help newcomers settle. As a participant in the program, you will be matched with a host and for the following months, you will get networking opportunities, advice, and feedback to help you get settled in the region.
  • Volunteering and leisure: If you are interested in volunteering, the International House is in contact with 22 volunteer organizations, and they can also guide you in terms of leisure activities.
  • Matchmaking Seminars: 1-2 times during the year the International Houses North Denmark hosts matchmaking seminars where you get the opportunity to meet and network with companies. Keep an eye out for their social media for more information.
  • Every year IHND hosts different events, among others Diversity Evening and the Internationals’ Fair North Denmark in the fall. If you would like to know more about the programs and events, please visit their website.

Nevertheless, studying in Aalborg as an international student can be a great transformative experience, but it comes with its set of challenges.

It is among one of the International House North Denmark’s purposes to ease this transition by providing a wide range of services and support to international students.

From practical assistance to cultural integration and career services, IHND is a valuable resource that enhances the overall study abroad experience.

As the interest in international studies continues to grow, the International House North Denmark remains a welcoming and indispensable hub for students from around the world.

If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to reach out to International House North Denmark at:, or +45 99311530

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