About the Expat Partner Programme

 

We assist with all aspects of the transition to a new life and career in Denmark from the moment your partner or spouse has been recruited through the time you arrive, during your stay in Denmark, and to the time you may decide to leave.


Whatever your path, we can assist you:

  • exploring social and professional networks in Denmark
  • career and job search advice
  • navigating Danish culture and work-life
  • thriving and wellbeing matters

Our support is free of charge.

How to get started?

1.       Register for the Expat Partner Programme

2.       Sign up for the next Expat Partner Programme Introduction Meeting 

3.       Do you have questions before your arrival, book a session with one of us

4.       You are also welcome to join our Expat Partner Programme Monday Meetings, which take place both  online and face to face. Please make sure to inform our Expat Partner Advisors so that we know that you will be joining (only for the first time) allowing us to give you a proper welcome.   

Recurring events

Monday Meeting

Monday Meeting is a weekly opportunity for you to meet up with your Expat Partner Advisor and get to know other members of the Expat Partner Programme.

The meeting gives you a chance to have a quick catch-up and for you to receive feedback on a specific topic or question you might have, while we enjoy a cup of coffee or tea together. 

There is no sign-up requirement, so you are more than welcome to show up on the Mondays that suit you.  

EPP Introduction Meeting

We invite all new members of the Expat Partner Programme to join us at one of the Expat Partner Programme Introduction Meetings.

The meetings take place every last Thursday of the month from 9 am to 12 noon.

During the meetings we will go over different topics that hopefully will help you to a good start in Denmark.

You will also get the chance to meet other newly arrived partners and talk about what is important for you during your stay in Denmark.

Target Group for the Expat Partner Programme

The Expat Partner Programme (EPP) is for international partners to academic staff at AU from postdoc level and above.

Repats

We also help Danes who are returning to Denmark after a period abroad. This is sometimes even harder than it was to leave Denmark in the first place. If you are interested in our counselling, please reach out to us via expatparner.fe@au.dk.

The Expat Partner Programme Advisors

Marie Vorre Skydsgaard

I have a background primarily in HR and have been working in different international companies. Before joining AU, I worked as Talent Acquisition Consultant at Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (f. Siemens Wind Power), recruiting various profiles to Denmark from all over the world. I have also gained valuable experience working with different start-ups as well as SMEs. I am passionate about meeting people and supporting them to pursue higher well-being and guiding them towards career opportunities. Connecting people and networking is thus a very natural part of who I am. I live just outside Silkeborg with my husband and two children.

Catrine Rumohr

I have a background in HR and global mobility from different international companies and have been working with people that move across borders – and the many challenges and opportunities that follow – throughout my career. I am originally from Norway and before moving to Denmark in 2007, I have also lived in England, Australia and Italy. I live just outside of Aarhus together with my boyfriend and our two children.