Associations and organisations to meet in 2019
Networking and communities
Expat in Denmark
Expat in Denmark is the largest online community of expats in Denmark. We provide a platform with information about working and living in Denmark, social and professional events, and a platform for knowledge- and experience sharing between expats. https://www.facebook.com/expatindenmark/
International Community supports expats and their families during their stay in the Aarhus region. We create social and professional networks to the benefit of expats through a wide range of events, seminars and online activities. No less than 4,000 people are part of International Community. www.internationalcommunity.dk
Spouse Community Aarhus is a community of enthusiastic international spouses and accompanying partners from across the globe who have made Aarhus their home. Spouse Community Aarhus aims to create an active, engaging and inclusive community that connects new and established spouses. https://internationalcommunity.dk/en-US/Spouse-Community-Aarhus
Studenterhus Aarhus is the place to be for all students and young people in Aarhus - we are an international house where you can throw parties, meet your friends in the café, join International Night, Board Game Café, concerts or another of the more than 100 cultural events we host every year. We also have a bar with more than 250 specialty beers - for young and old. https://studenterhusaarhus.dk/frontpage
University International Club (UIC) and International Academic Staff Service (IAS)
At Aarhus University's stand you will meet both the University International Club (UIC) and International Academic Staff Services (IAS). Here you will learn about the different activities and services available for the international staff at Aarhus University, their families and friends. Among our many offers we will inform you about the UIC events, our newsletter, the International Playgroup and the Expat Partner Programme. IAS: http://ias.au.dk/international-academic-staff-services-at-au/ UIC: http://ias.au.dk/universityinternationalclub/
The Women's Museum's Cultural Meetings
The Women’s Museum’s Cultural Meetings – A Mentor Program for internationals and refugees.
A mentor relationship consists of two women: a mentee (you) and a mentor (another woman).
The mentee has a dream and a goal for her life in Denmark. Example: get an education, understand the Danish culture, find a job or become better at speaking Danish.
The mentor guides and assists the mentee as well as giving her inspiration. http://kvindemuseet.dk/om-kvindemuseet-2/kvindemuseets-kulturmoder/
Kulturkammerater / Culture Buddies
Kulturkammerater, or “Culture buddies,” is a new, groundbreaking concept that brings together newcomers to Aarhus while you explore a cultural site or a leisure activity. Get an intercultural connection or maybe even a new friend - across age, gender and national background - while you gain better knowledge of the culture and leisure scene of your new city! Who will join you on your adventure? And where will you go - to ARoS, Den Gamle By (The Old Town) or…? You won’t know before we send you off! https://www.facebook.com/kulturkammerater/
RAÍCES, which means roots in Spanish, is a non-profit cultural and integration association with the primary goal of building bridges between the Spanish speaking community in Aarhus and Danish society. Through a broad range of activities we strive to keep our cultural heritage alive, share it with others and become an integral part of Danish society. All who are interested in Spanish or Latin-American culture are welcomed - speaking Spanish is not necessary. Come by our stand and learn to do typical Latin-American knotted thread bracelets. http://www.raices.dk/
Mount Tabor - Catholic Community of Young Adults
We are a community of young adults form around the world meeting at the Catholic Our Lady church
at the walking street in Aarhus (close to the railway station).
We meet to celebrate, socialize, share, have fun and grow together in our humanity!
In our community you will build friendships that last! You are welcomed regardless of your background. https://mtabor.org/
Education and language
CLAVIS language & competence
CLAVIS is a language center located in Aarhus, Copenhagen and Roskilde. We offer Danish Education, FVU (Forberedende Voksenundervisning) and private lessons etc. The tuition matches our student’s everyday life with classes in daytime, evening, weekends and online. https://www.clavis.org/eng
Aarhus Toastmasters Club
Enhance your competitive position by joining our club that together with 16,600 clubs in 143 countries supports you in the continuous pursuit of communication and leadership excellence. Join as a guest, meet new people, network with Danes and internationals and guests from other Toastmasters clubs around the world. http://aarhustoastmasters.tmclub.eu
Swap Language helps you learn languages with native speakers in your city.
You decide when, where and what you want to learn. Sign up for free and start learning today. “The fastest way to learn a language? Speak with native speakers” – Swap Language. https://www.swaplanguage.com/Front and https://www.facebook.com/pg/swaplanguage/events/
Work and job search
The International Employment Unit, Jobcenter Aarhus
The International Employment Unit supports Aarhus-based spouses or partners to international specialist workers, international jobseekers, and repats, in their hunt for employment in Denmark. This support can include career counselling, guidance on navigating the Danish labour market as a foreigner, and workshops on a variety of topics including "How to Write a Good Job Application", "LinkedIn for International Job Seekers", and "Job Interviews in Denmark".
At our stand you will receive guidance and feedback on both solicited and unsolicited job applications (Cover Letter + CV), tips and tricks for performing well during a job interview, insight into how to use both LinkedIn and your wider network strategically, and the opportunity for an open and realistic discussion regarding your career in Denmark. Be sure to bring along your application material, as a foundation for this discussion and advice. We are excited to meet you! https://newcitizen.dk/work/job-search/
Work in Denmark
Do you need help making it work in Denmark? Do you need help getting started in Denmark? Then let us help you. Workindenmark offers job search inspiration and helps you with the paper work. We will be happy to assist you in case you have questions about living and working in Denmark. https://www.workindenmark.dk/
VisitAarhus runs a volunteer programme to support the blooming cultural and business life in the city and for pleasure and benefit of the whole of Aarhus, guests and citizens. Meet some of the people behind the volunteer programme, and explore the many activities where you can join as a ReThinker volunteer. E-mail: email@example.com Sign up: https://www.rethinkers.dk/skriv-dig-op-her/
Frivilligcenter Aarhus - Volunteer Center Aarhus
Frivilligcenter Aarhus/Volunteer Center Aarhus is an independent, local NGO. We support, coordinate and promote local associations working with humanitarian, social and health improving purposes - and act as guide for citizens who need help or want to volunteer. https://www.frivilligcenteraarhus.dk/in-english/the-volunteer-center-aarhus/introduction
TEDxAarhus is an Aarhus based non-profit organisation bringing the community together for exciting and engaging events celebrating ‘Ideas worth spreading’.
Our volunteer organizing committee is made up of Internationals and Locals who contribute a wide array of professional skills in order to create amazing TED like experiences.
Meet members of our dedicated team and find out about the benefits of joining us! More information at TEDxAarhus.com
Jutland Station is an English online publication aimed at informing and enlightening the international community on culture and current affairs in Denmark and in the Aarhus region. The publication was created by students at the Erasmus Mundus Master’s programme ‘Journalism, Media and Globalization’ at Aarhus University and is run by volunteer journalists + an experienced editor. We are open to community contributors who want to share their experiences and perspectives about living in and around Aarhus.
VisitAarhus is the official tourist organization in Aarhus. Meet us to a talk about the wonderful city you are about to or already live in. Ask us anything about culture, shopping, restaurants, events etc. https://www.visitaarhus.com/ln-int/denmark/tourist-in-aarhus?_ga=2.234713502.1490424859.1567601032-1350822126.1504607444
Bora Bora is Aarhus' stage for dance and visual theater where you can experience Danish and international stage art and performances without any language barriers. Bora Bora is located right next to Rådhuset (the town hall) and Musikhuset (the Concert Hall). https://bora-bora.dk/en/
Teater Refleksion is based in Aarhus and creates performances for both children and adults. During the past 25 years the theatre has created unique knowledge and skills in puppetry and animation theatre. Teater Refleksion has a big international audience and tours all over the world every year. https://refleksion.dk/en/
Sports and leisure
Aarhus Owls Quidditch
Aarhus Owls Quidditch is a sports club in Aarhus primarily for adults, but everyone is welcome! Quidditch is a tactically thrilling and socially inclusive team sport including features from sports like handball, rugby and dodgeball. https://www.facebook.com/AarhusQuidditch/
Run for friendship
Run for Friendship is a running club for total beginners to the more advanced.
In Run for Friendship having fun, being social and sharing positive energy is the most important.
We also meet outside the running club for social events during the year.
Besides getting you in better shape we run to make friends and to make Aarhus more international. Professional coaches will teach proper training- and running techniques, the goal being to participate in the BESTSELLER Aarhus City Half Marathon in June for those who want to. https://www.studenterhusaarhus.dk/projects/run-for-friendship and https://www.facebook.com/runforfriendship
AGF - sports club
AGF is an old sports club (established in 1880), that currently features Athletics, Basketball, Football (Soccer), Gymnastics, Team Handball, Swimming and Tennis. You’ll find us at three different locations in Aarhus, with Fredensvang, where we have our clubhouse, as the main site. http://agf1880.dk/
Sport – the best way to combine leisure time and social life! Idrætssamvirket Aarhus is a common interest organization for all sports clubs in the City of Aarhus. Sports clubs in Denmark are organized by volunteers. Maybe you would like to help? Get information about all the different kinds of sports and training opportunities you and your family can find in the region of Aarhus. Get help finding the right sports club near your home or work. Maybe the next new sport for you or your children is right here! Sport in Aarhus is for all ages at all levels. http://www.idraetssamvirket.dk/ (in Danish)
Aarhus Ravens Lacrosse
We are the Aarhus Ravens and we are crazy about lacrosse.
Lacrosse? Essentially, lacrosse is about being a TEAM, everybody is welcome! We have both a men’s and a women’s team and are always happy about new players. Curious? Just join for practice! http://aarhuslacrosse.dk/?page_id=6
Jysk Akademisk Fægteklub / Jutland's Academic Fencing Club (JAF)
Fencing has been around for several millennia and developed into one of the world’s safest sports since its bloody roots in the era of the musketeers. Fencing can be practiced by everyone from playful children to adults seeking excitement and fun to ambitious athletes aiming to be elite practitioners – we encourage everyone to try! At Jutland's Academic Fencing club (JAF) we offer the first month of training for free and reduced membership for students. https://www.jaf.dk/cms/ShowContentPage.aspx?ContentPageID=42
Aarhus Kin-Ball Forening
Come and try out KIN-BALL! We're a small sports club in Aarhus who enjoy playing KIN-BALL. Basically, you play with a giant ball on a court and try to catch it while shouting out French designations. Sounds confusing? Come see for yourself! We play every Tuesday evening in Brabrand.
Annual membership 900 kr. Only 450 for students! And you even get 4 free trial sessions! https://www.facebook.com/aarhuskinball/
Aarhus Rugby Klub
Aarhus Rugby Klub (ARK) is a great way for internationals to get to know both other expats and Danes. Rugby is a huge sport in many countries around the globe, and we have players, coaches, and volunteers from a range of different countries, which gives our club a nice international vibe. In ARK you can play full contact rugby (we have teams for both men, women, and kids), or you can play touch rugby. Or you can simply join the great social side of the club! Everybody is welcome, so bring your family and become part of ARK - you won't regret it! https://aarhusrugbyklub.dk/english/
Pro Pace International Choir
ProPace Aarhus International Choir is an ambitious, energetic amateur music community. We aim to integrate people from all over the world living in Denmark. By singing in different languages the choir spreads peace, joy and tolerance. ProPace choir is free to attend and everybody is welcome - no restriction to age, background or music experience. We meet on Monday evenings at Folkestedet.
If you don't want to join our choir but you like our concept, you can join our ProPace Community either as a volunteer or as a member to be a part of our big international music family. We often meet casually to sing, explore our cultures, take part in events and happenings or simply spend hyggelig time together! https://www.propacechoir.com/ and https://www.facebook.com/propace.aarhus/
FOF Aarhus is an evening school, but we are so much more than that! We are one of the biggest providers of non-formal education and cultural events in Aarhus. We offer courses and lectures in the areas of language, art, creativity, exercise and health, as well as IT and photo. FOF Aarhus is your path to a wiser, healthier and happier life! Come by and have a chat with us. http://www.fof.dk/aarhus/om-fof-aarhus/welcome
Århus Baseball Softball Klub
Baseball/Softball is played in many countries around the world. Having the opportunity to share the love of the game with both internationals and Danes, ÅBSK is a great club to socialize in Aarhus. https://www.aarhusbaseball.com/
The Colosseum - Martial Arts in Aarhus
The Colosseum is a martial arts club located in the heart of Aarhus that offers a wide variety of different teams for both kids and adults, beginners and advanced. We are also known as the "home of fighters", as we focus a lot on respect, seriousness, and hard work with a smile. We welcome both the amateur wanting to get fit and the professional dreaming of attending championships. Most of our members are students, both locals, newcomers, and foreigners as well. Our trainers are skilled, dedicated people ready to help anyone wanting to improve their skills. Visit our website for more details: http://thecolosseum.dk/eng/index.html
Children - Sports and leisure
DUI Youth Aarhus
DUI Youth Aarhus is a club for teens between 13 and 18 interested in the world around them. We speak English, cook different foods, explore Aarhus, and try new things together. We are open Mondays and Thursdays from 6pm to 10pm on Nordborggade in Langenæs. https://www.dui.dk/youthclub/
MISA - Marselis International Scouts Aarhus
Do you also love outdoor activities, adventure and making friends? Then scouting at Marselisspejderne is just the place for you. Marselis International Scouts of Aarhus (MISA) is for children with another native language than Danish, who want to be part of a Danish scout unit. You will learn about nature, craftmanship, orienteering, climbing, health, first-aid, cooking, and living in the outdoors. We also train social skills, active citizenship, teamwork and leadership. We meet every week and have scouts at all ages. http://marselisspejderne.dk/international.html
ForeningsMentor International, The Sports and Leisure Department, City of Aarhus
Meet ForeningsMentor International (Association Mentors) who helps children from 6 to 17 years of age find the right association for their leisure activity. We can show you the way - or you can get a more personal guidance from a volunteering mentor. https://foreningsmentor.dk/english