Get connected and take advantage of some of the many international networks here in Odense.
Connecting with other internationals is a great way to meet new people and to exchange experiences with others with similar backgrounds or interests. There are a number of international networks in Odense that cater to different groups and offer a variety of activities. Take a look and see if there is one that is of interest to you!
Internationals in Odense Facebook group
The Internationals in Odense Facebook group is a forum for internationals living in Odense to share stories, ask questions, and make connections.
Search for the group on Facebook.
University of Southern Denmark International Club
The University of Southern Denmark (SDU) International Club is run out of SDU’s International Staff Office. The club arranges a number of social and cultural activities for internationals each semester.
For information about upcoming events, visit the SDU International Club website.
AIESEC is a non-profit international organization established in 1948 and now present in 125 countries. For students in Denmark AIESEC offers international paid internships, conferences and volunteer work abroad. For companies AIESEC offers HR solutions, including access to qualified and motivated interns, as well as branding opportunities and strategic partnerships.
The local committee of AIESEC in Odense - AIESEC in SDU is based at the University of Southern Denmark. For more than 40 years AIESEC in SDU has provided Danish IT companies with talented and motivated young people from across the globe. Today trainees work in companies such as TV2, Fynske Medier, Blue Ocean Robotics.
Find more information about AIESEC here.
The Danish Church's Cross-Cultural Network
The Danish Church's Cross-Cultural Network (Folkekirkens Tværkulturelle Samarbejde i Odense (FTS) offers a number of activities, support, and social events aimed at immigrants, refugees, asylum seekers, and others from around the world. The network focuses on promoting cross-cultural understanding, friendship, and respect. Amongst the services and activities offered are international church services and church services in English, a language café where people meet daily to practice Danish, and a women’s group that meets once a week.
For more information, including a full list of services and activities, visit the FTS website.
Expat in Denmark newsletter
Expat in Denmark is the official national network for foreign professionals in Denmark. The network aims to help both companies hiring foreign professionals and foreign professionals themselves in Denmark, and hosts a number of social and professional events throughout the country.
Sign up for the Expat in Denmark newsletter.
Public Speaking with Odense International Toastmasters
Toastmasters is an organisation focused on helping you improve your public speaking skills, build your leadership skills and unleashing unlimited personal growth. Their meetings are in English, and are hosted every other Wednesday at Studenterhus. If you've ever wanted to build your confidence in giving presentations, public speaking skills, or simply in developing a sense of personal confidence and growth, Toastmasters is for you!
For more information, visit the Odense International Toastmasters Facebook page.
Odense Sct. Knud Rotary Club
The Rotary Club of Odense Sct. Knud is a vibrant club that gives you a chance to expand your social network in Odense and improve your Danish skills. In an international and cozy environment, the members gain insight and understanding about different cultures and professions.