Move over, Friday bars and freshman initiation rituals. You can have your Christmas dinners (julefrokost) and licorice-flavored ice cream. Without a doubt, the most insane Danish tradition I’ve come across yet is Kapsejlads, the annual Aarhus university boat race at the university park.
In its most basic definition, Kapsejlads is a regatta, a boat race in which the different academic faculties compete against each other. In reality, it’s an excuse to drink. All. Day. Long.
Since our classes don’t really involve any practical journalism experience, and we’ve got a lot of free time on our hands, some students have taken matters into their own hands and started their own media platforms.
My classmate Faten put together this awesome video where she interviewed people from our program about their first impressions of Aarhus. Recognize the ugly building in the background??? I wasn’t a part of it, but I thought it was too awesome not to share! If you like it, check out Faten’s blog at http://fatenhbu.wordpress.com.
This is a fun feature story for a local Danish TV station about how internationals view Århus. Being the second largest city in Denmark, the University of Århus hosts about 4000 international students annually. Most of them don’t know much about the city or the country’s life style prior to their arrival, but notice the differences between living in Denmark and their home countries.