Arrival and Social Programmes

ISUP is much more than a high-level academic level programme. It also offers an exciting social programme and many other services to give students a great introduction to CBS and experience in Copenhagen


Social programme

Friends for life
Friends for life
ISUP social event - folk dances
ISUP social event - folk dancing
ISUP sightseeing trip
ISUP sightseeing trip
Enjoying together
Enjoying together ISUP
Getting together
Getting together

Arrival Service

ISUP offers an arrival service from 9:00 am to 9:00 pm on Friday, 22 June 2018. We will rent a location at a hotel at the airport where you will receive your CBS Housing key, you will get assisted transport to the dormitories, and will receive a big warm welcome from the ISUP crew. You will receive an e-mail late May/early of June with more information.

Late arrival

Please contact our Arrival Coordinator if you arrive earlier or later than 9:00 am to 9:00 pm on 22 June 2018, and if you need to receive a key to your CBS accommodation. Please note that if you arrive in the weekend or after 9:00 pm on 22 June 2018, you will have to wait until Monday to get your accommodation key.

Social Programme

The Social Coordinators will send all international students, enrolled at ISUP, an email with detailed information in May/early June 2018. Please contact our Social Coordinators for further information.

How to purchase the ISUP Social Programme

Each element of the ISUP Social Programme can exclusively be purchased through the CBS Webshop where they will be available for sale in the beginning of June. You will receive an e-mail when the sales open including the promotion material.

Welcome Day

ISUP Social Coordinators will arranged a Welcome Day 23 June 2018 for all international students.

Location: TBA

For those students who have signed up and paid for the Social Programme package the day will end with the Welcome Dinner starting at approximately 5.30 pm (location TBA) followed by a Welcome Party. The social coordinators will send out information regarding the programme late May/early June 2018. If you have any questions regarding the social programme, please forward those to the Social Coordinators

The program for the Welcome Day will be announced during the spring 2018. The 2017 program was as follows:

16:00 - 16:40: Official Welcome Meeting in room SPs01
Speaker: Niels Henrik Larsen, Deputy Director of CBS International Office

16:40 - 17:00: Info on Social Programme in room SPs01
Speaker: Anders Møller & Anders Petersen, ISUP Social Programme

17:00 - 17:30: Walk to Porcelænshaven
Guides: Anders Møller, Anders Petersen & Social Crew

17:30 - 21:00: Welcome Dinner at Ovnhallen
Dinner for Social Program participants

21:00 - ??: Drinks & Dance at party venue
Busses will take the participants to the city where we have an official welcome party

Introduction Meetings

To be updated for ISUP 2018

During these sessions you will get important information about different aspects of ISUP.

Location: TBA
Date: 25 June 2018

Introduction sessions will be offered 2 times during the day, and the programme for both sessions is identical:

Session 1: 9.00 am – 11.00 am followed by Campus Tour organized by the Social Coordinators
Session 2: 1.00 pm – 3.00 pm followed by Campus Tour organized by the Social Coordinators

NB: You can freely choose the time slot that suits you best.

The Introduction sessions will include information about:

  • Studying in Denmark and at CBS
  • Courses and exams, incl. timetable, active participation, Online Student Service system, CBS LEARN, supplementary courses, payment issues, preliminary and feedback assignments, exam rules, de-registration from the exam, Danish grading scale, transcripts, library and study rooms etc.
  • Student to Student: Current CBS student will share tips and tricks about living and studying in Copenhagen
  • Questions-answers
  • Housing: Practical information for students who live in accommodation reserved through the CBS Housing on-line application system or in Private Housing
Copenhagen is a city of bikes and adventure
Copenhagen is a journey between tradition and modernity
Summer in Copenhagen is definitely worth considering when the city is Copenhagen where the streets are filled with sidewalk cafés and the midnight sky is never darker than a deep blue. You can walk the winding streets of the old city centre or see it from a canal boat. Visit the more than 100-year old amusement park Tivoli Gardens, the statues of the Little Mermaid and H.C. Andersen, the freetown of Christiania and Amalienborg - home to the royal family. Copenhagen is also the city of innovation, modern architecture and design. Experience prominent Danish designers Georg Jensen, Hans J. Wegner, Finn Juhl and Arne Jacobsen. Start your visit at the city of Copenhagen's website.

Copenhagen: Healthiest city in the world
According to CNN, Copenhagen is the healthiest city in the world.

Copenhagen boasts good work life balance and relaxed atmosphere
Copenhagen is a bustling city full of ambitious professionals and young families. Yet working long hours here is frowned upon. Just 2% of employees in Copenhagen work 40 hours a week or more, according to an OECD report, freeing them up to spend time with family, join organized sports, volunteer or participate in other community programmes. The cost to participate in those programmes, which range from laughter yoga in the park to basket weaving? Free. This helps encourage residents to get involved.

Their ability to balance work with quality time with friends and family not only keeps their stress levels down, it gives them a happiness boost. Studies show that people who focus on experiences versus things have higher levels of satisfaction long after the moment has passed.

Other things play into Copenhagen's relaxed atmosphere. Residents walk to restaurants and walk to get groceries. There are outdoor food markets with fresh produce and vegetables within a few blocks of most spots in the city.

Copenhagen is a city of bicycles
Men cycle to work in their slim-fit suits, and women don’t shy away from pairing a bike helmet with their sundresses and wedge heels. The city has 249 miles of bike paths, which makes biking an easy and safe option. And people use them: Nearly half of commuters in Copenhagen travel to work or school by bike each day.

Though parks and bike paths are plentiful, the government is upping its efforts. By 2015, all residents must be able to reach a park or beach by foot in less than 15 minutes, according to a new official municipal policy. Many of the new parks created will be “pocket parks,” or small green spaces for city residents. The hope is that they will help keep residents fit and help the environment by reducing traffic and pollution.

Supportive society in Copenhagen
Here’s one more stat that may make you want to start packing your bags for Denmark: 96% of residents in Copenhagen say they can count on someone if they are in need. This supportive society is just another reason Copenhagen earns a spot as one of the healthiest (and happiest) cities.

Denmark is home to the happiest people in the world
Denmark: Happiest nation in the world (2016)
Denmark has taken the top spot as the happiest nation in the United Nation's World Happiness Report multiple times, latest in 2013, 2014 and 2016.

Denmark came in first place as the happiest country in the world in the 2016 happiness report and one of the happiest places in Denmark must surely be Tivoli Gardens. One of the world's oldest amusement parks, Tivoli Gardens is open to throngs of native and foreign visitors. If a calmer Copenhagen is more your preference, visit the King's Garden at Rosenborg Castle, a popular spot for locals to picnic during the summertime.

So, why not travel to the happiest country with an open mind and a loving heart, and pick up on that Danish spirit of "hygge," which is sometimes translated too simply as the Danish need for "cosiness." It's really a more complex sense of intimacy, community and contentment that generally happens with friends and family.

What is Denmark also famous for?

Did you know…

  • Denmark is the oldest Monarchy in the world
  • The little mermaid statue is located in Copenhagen
  • The Vikings originated from Denmark (well Scandinavia to be fair)
Danish companies
  • MAERSK (Shipping, oil, etc.)
  • Carlsberg (Brewery)
  • LEGO (Toys)
  • Novo Nordisk (Pharmaceutical) 
  • NOMA (World's best restaurant)
  • Vestas (Wind turbines)
  • Bang & Olufsen - B&O (Manufacture of audio systems and television sets)
Famous people (Contemporary)
  • Michael Laudrup, (Former football player; Juventus, FC Barcelona, Real Madrid, Ajax, etc.) 
  • Nicolai Coster Waldau (Actor)
  • Mads Mikkelsen (Actor)
  • Anders Fogh Rasmussen (Former Secretary General of NATO)
  • Lars Von Trier (Film director)
  • Lars Ulrich (Drummer in Metallica) 
  • Caroline Wozniacki (Tennis player and former World’s number 1)
  • Helena Christensen (Supermodel)
  • Thomas Bjørn (Golfer)
  • Tom Kristensen (Race car driver)
  • Viggo Mortensen (Actor “Lord of the Rings”, etc.)
  • Peter Schmeichel (Former football player (Goalkeeper) for Manchester United)
Famous people (historical)
  • Hans Christian Andersen (Fairy tale writer) 
  • Søren Kierkegaard (Philosopher and the father of existentialism).
  • Niels Bohr (Physicist and Nobel Prize winner) 
  • H.C Oersted (He discovered aluminium) 
  • Karen Blixen (Author: “Out of Africa”)
  • Danish pastry called “Wienerbrød” or directly translated into English “Vienna Bread”
  • Dairy products 
  • Interior design (furniture)


The page was last edited by: ISUP Secretariat // 12/14/2017