Danes want to stay home instead of studying abroad

In Uncategorized on February 4, 2009 at 09:46

Well, that is good news.

Lately there have been a couple of examples where Danes have become victims of xenophobia while working or studying abroad. At Yale a young Dane got sentenced for keeping a film with his rather loose girlfriend on his personal computer. We are not talking about distribuating the film, which are punished severely even in Denmark where a young man got a rather extreme sentence when he was punished for uploading a movie to his personal site on Facebook. Even experts find it extremely hard.

While the Danish case seem to be about to lance the girlfriends career as a certain Hotel hieress did (no name mentioned), the American case are just odd – nothing less!

Anyway it sends a signal to foreigners to stay away from Yale. No more exchange students to the States. Just stay away! But what did make this young man seek Yale in the first place. Wasn’t he warned by the Louise Woodward case where a young woman was convicted for murdering a baby which seems to be a classis fallguy case where a young naive person is lured to a foreign country to take the blame? (With todays forensic technology she would have been cleared). Are this case too old?

Then this young Dane should have turned his eyes forward Italy where a young American Woman is tried for murder based on her alleged American style of life. A case which seen from the outside looks like a revenge for an accidential shooting of an Italy spy in Iraq by US service men.

Never has there been a more clear case of unjust!

All this should have warned this young Dane before leaving his country, but it is too late. His parents should have taken reponsibility and kept him home.

It is however not too late for other Danes to continue to study in Denmark and fortunately they seem to have learn this lesson. A union of private firms are critizing this trend, but for the families and not at least the student, safety must come first.

If you understand Danish you can read how ordinary Danes see this matter.

  1. I think that most Danes – myself included – become too exited when thinking of the world abroad. They forget how well-founded we are in our values.

    I regard my stay as the one huge mistake in my life. To this very day I get anxiety attacks when I think about it.

    The tragedy is that I almost forced my parents to pay for it. My conscience has forbitten me to reveal to them how much I suffered.

  2. An article in the Newspaper “Berlingske” tells it all. The students know that the Danish education system is second to none worldwide.

    So why should they waste their lives by studying outside Denmark and as you state it, risk to be prosecuted just because they are Danes.

  3. A new webpage for exchange students have been created. Exchange Student Info is run without commercial interest so the families don’t become victim of misleading marketing.

  4. Super-Duper site! I am loving it!! Will come back again – taking your feeds too now, Thanks.

    I’m Out! 🙂

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