About the Expat Partner Programme

We assist in all stages 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:

  • in exploring social and professional networks in Denmark
  • with looking for career options and job search advice
  • with navigating Danish culture
  • with thriving and well-being matters

Our support is free of charge.

How to get started?

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 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.

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@au.dk.

The Expat Partner Programme Advisors

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.

Marie Vorre Skydsgaard

Since graduating in 2009, I have always worked in international environments primarily within HR in large private organisations. I have also worked in business consultancy for a while and held various temp jobs outside the corporate world before and during studies. I have worked a lot especially with recruitment in large international organisations where I’ve evaluated job profiles for different job roles together with hiring managers. Quite often, the efforts included relocation to Denmark or hiring professionals in other countries. I also lived abroad a couple of times (France, Scotland, and UK), but in 2012 my husband and I decided to move to a small town just outside Silkeborg after 10 years in Copenhagen where we still live today with our two children.