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Discover Inside, an initiative by the Job in Aarhus network to help people who have recently arrived in the region of Aarhus to feel at home in Central Denmark, both on the private and professional sides.

Welcome Buddy Programme

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Settling in a new country is full of challenges. The Welcome Buddy Programme helps expats during their first few months in Central Denmark.

The programme is targeted to internationals working in the Central Denmark as well as their accompanying partners. Please note that this programme is not designed for students. If you are a student, please check programmes at StudenterhusAarhus, ESN, or your university department.

How does it work?

International newcomers are paired with a Welcome Buddy who will share their tips and advice about life in Denmark. The matching is made by the coordinator of the Welcome Budyy Programme and can take a few weeks, depending on how many participants have registered.

Once buddies are matched, the Welcome Buddy reaches out to the international newcomer to set the first meeting. Buddies are encouraged to meet at least three times in a period of three months. Participation is free but you need to make sure to commit and dedicate time to the Welcome Buddy Programme.

“I didn’t just get a soft landing in Denmark thanks to my Welcome Buddy, I also got a new friend”

Shiru, Singapore

Why you should sign up

  • Get advice from someone who knows Central Denmark
  • Discover different aspects of life in the region
  • Meet new people

Please note that this programme is mostly about socialising and learning how to find your way in Denmark. For career advice, read about the Business Mentor Programme. 

Sign up here!


Become a Welcome Buddy

You’re Danish or you've been living in Denmark for at least a year, you're social, open-minded, you like to help and you have a positive experience in Denmark that you would like to share with others?

Then sign up to become a Welcome Buddy and have a positive impact in an expat's international journey to the country of hygge. As a Welcome Buddy, you can share your experience about everyday life in Denmark and give a warm welcome to help an international adapt to the Danish culture.

Sign up as a Welcome Buddy!

Business Mentor Programme - Pilot phase


Did you move to Aarhus because your partner started working in the area and you are now looking for a job? The Business Mentorship Programme might be an option for you.

Please note that the programme is currently only available to people who live in one of the following municipalities: Favrskov, Hedensted, Horsens, Norddjurs, Odder, Randers, Samsø, Silkeborg, Skanderborg, Syddjurs, Viborg, and Aarhus.

Send an email to Camilla, at the International Employment Unit to get more information: 

Job in aarhus network

The Job in Aarhus network is a strong cooperation between The International Employment Unit Aarhus, Central Denmark Region, Aarhus University, HEADSTART, Business Region Aarhus, Destination Aarhus and International Community/Erhverv Aarhus.

The job in Aarhus network works towards the common goal of ensuring that Central Jutland is an attractive place to work and live for international employees and their accompanying families.