ABOUT AAU +1

AAU+1 is a network aimed at the spouses and partners of all international staff members at AAU.

The network offers support and guidance to spouses/partners during the challenging transition of moving to a new country and culture, as well as networking activities during your stay in Denmark - whether it be short-term or permanent.

We understand that leaving your family, friends, career and familiar environment behind can be overwhelming. The AAU+1 Spouse Network aims to help you find your feet, make new friends and help you off to a good start in this new chapter of your life.

AAU+1 services

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    AAU +1 Info-meeting

    At the beginning of each semester, we invite all new and "old" AAU accompanying spouses/partners for a info-meeting to welcome you all to a new semester. At this info-meeting, we offer you for breakfast, discuss the semester plan, introduce our services, announce new initiatives, and get to know each other. 

    Programme:

    • Welcome new members + introductions
    • Networking activity
    • News from AAU+1
    • +1 steering group
    • Semester plan

    See the upcoming info-meeting on the event list on the right-hand side of this page. 

     

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    Career counseling

    Are you looking to find a job in Denmark? 

    The International Staff Unit (ISU) has an established collaboration with AAU Career. AAU Career offers professional advice and guidance at Aalborg University (AAU). AAU+1's career councelour is Christian Friis-Nielsen who is an experienced professional from AAU career. 

    Christian is able to guide you through the following topics: 

    • Cover letter and CV (resume)
    • What type of jobs to apply for
    • What you can offer in your area in Denmark
    • The Danish business world and the different industries
    • Unemployment benefits and unions
    • Knowledge about upcoming job seminars, careers fairs, etc. 
    • Internship and student jobs

    click here to Book Career counselling

     

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    Danish Culture training

    The goal of culture training is to help you setlle in Denmark by sharing useful knowledge and tools to help you understand Danish culture.

    ISU will sporadically host workshops. Upcoming events can be found on the right side of this page under "UPCOMING EVENTS FOR AAU +1" 

     

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    Meet other AAU spouses/partners!

    We believe that networking is essential. Therefore, we offer you various opportunities to create a social network in Denmark. 

    networking with AAU+1

    1. Join our Facebook group AAU +1 where we share all the new intiatives for networking, career advice and being social. This group is also a platform for you to get in touch with other Aalborg University (AAU) international spouses/partners. 
    2. Join in to one of the bi-weekly coffee meetings! These are informal meet ups where all you can chat with other +1's or just listen in! See schedule meetings to the righ. 
    3. Become part of the AAU+1 volunteer coordination group! This group is composed by international AAU spouses/partners such as yourself who wish to develop new initiatives in collaboration with the International Staff Unit (ISU). To become a volunteer, contact ISU

     

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    Personal meeting 1-to-1

    Are you looking to find your own path in Denmark?  

    After the hurdles and excitment of your relocation, you might be wondering "now what?". You can book a one-to-one meeting with ISU. Each meeting takes approximately 1 hour and is personalised to meet your needs and profile. The meeting is relevant for you no matter if you are looking to settle in Denmark or just make the best of a short stay.

    At this meeting you can get help regarding the following topics:

    • Danish cultture
    • Job and career contacts, tips, expectations, etc. 
    • Oportunities for networking (organisations, contacts, sugestions, etc.)
    • Personal development

    Click here to book a personal meeting

     

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    Relocation meeting 1-to-1

    Are you planning your relocation to Denmark or have you arrived in the last three months? If yes, then this meeting is for you.

    You can book a one-to-one meeting with our International Staff Partner Chanette Jakobsen. Each meeting takes approximately 1 hour and is personalised to meet your needs and profile. The meeting is relevant for you no matter if you are looking to settle in Denmark or just make the best of a short stay.

    At this meeting you can get help regarding the following topics:

    • Practical matters about your relocation
    • Registration with the local authorities
    • Residence and work permits
    • Childcare and schools (+ introduction to the Danish educational system)
    • Social security and taxation
    • Danish language classes

    click here to Book Relocation meeting 

PARTNER NETWORKS

You can learn more about our partner networks who specialise in servicing spouses and partners below. 

At aalborg University

AAU Career

As a international AAU+1 spouse/partner network members, you can get many of the same services AAU offers its students when transitioning to working life. You can participate in career events, improve your knowledge of the Danish job market and how to search for a job in Denmark, book an career counselling session (more info above), or search for information in  their publications and guides.

Read more about AAU Career

In Aalborg

International house north denmark

The International House North Denmark (IHND) is a service centre provided by Aalborg Municipality which aims to overcome the challenges related to labour shortage in the region through the programs listed below. Through these projects the IHND assists the international community in finding jobs and integrating in the North Denmark region.

  • Global growth agents
  • Expat host program
  • Spouse space
  • Global outlook strategy programme

Read more about International House North Denmark

IN esbjerg

newcomer service

Newcomer Service is a service provided by Esbjerg Municipality. Esbjerg Newcomer Service offers a wide array of support and guidance for internationals settling in the Esbjerg area, including assisance with job search for spouses and partners through Partner Jobs.  

Read more about Newcomer Service

Chanette Hemdrup Jakobsen

International Staff Partner

relocation, onboarding & spouse support

Phone: 9940 9579

E-mail: chja@adm.aau.dk 

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Aina Masood

Spouse & partner mentor

coordination, SOcial MEdia and events

whatsapp: +45 5015 4581

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