Laura Stadler-Jensen is a freelance writer and communications consultant based in San Diego, California. She created the Nordic in America blog to keep up with Scandinavian trends and the expansion of Nordic business and culture in the U.S., including everything from fashion, design, music, gastronomy, art and architecture.

Laura spent 10 years living in Copenhagen, Denmark, and served as a travel writer for publications including “Fodor’s Essential Scandinavia,” Travel Guide, Broughton Quarterly, and Sterling Airlines Magazine, and as the copy editor and contributing writer for Copenhagen Exclusive Magazine. She is also the author of the Scandinavian chapters of “The Beer Book.”

For comments or feedback, contact: lbstadler@gmail.com

This blog was originally entitled, “An American in Denmark,” and featured travel information and personal stories while I was living in Denmark. The blog was featured on Time.com, Real Scandinavia, expat.com, and mydenmarktv.com, and was named one of the top travel blogs by National Geographic Traveler. The old content is still in the archives but the blog was renamed, “The Nordic Movement.” 


  1. Jeff Ventura · · Reply

    Just thought of you tonight after meeting somebody from Denmark.

    Hope you are well. Sounds like you are!


  2. Since you left a comment in my blog about how interesting it is to discuss about the interaction between the Danes and the foreigners, I wonder if you have read Sabine’s (from deixis) note titled Danes – the manual? (it’s in Danish). She summed everything up quite good


  3. I am reading your blog with great interest as my partner and I are considering re-locating to CPH and are trying to prepare. It is amazing how most foreigners have the exact same experience in Denmark with regards to the culture and people. A Danish friend told us, “People will be polite to you in the street, but you will never get invited over for dinner.”


  4. Hi Laura,

    I am Mahesh an Indian, my ife is pursuing her PhD from Aarhus university. I have been to Denmark for 5 months to support my wife and found Denmark a wonderful place to lead life.

    I am very much interested to live and work in Denmark I have my 3 years work permit VISA but I am looking for some job. I am basically a Market Research Professional (programmer) but ready to do work of any kind of job which can help me to earn bread n butter. Me n my wife stay in Slagelse, now for my personal work I came to India a month back.

    I am eager to know if I can get some contract base job will do for me, I believe you can help me to direct to the right direction to find a suitable job.

    Hope to hear from you soon Laura!

    Best Regards,
    +91 9503935312


  5. HI Laura!
    I just found your blog through gooverseas.com ! I am also an American in DK! Looking forward to reading about your adventures. 🙂




  6. Om prakash singh · · Reply

    Hi Laura,
    I am prakash from INDIA, I want to know which type of jobs a foreigners can get there I am very interested to know more about DENMARK & it’s culture..hey laura I am doing my professional course in wireless networking/security/ethical hacking etc I am Graduate I have also done a diploma course in COMPUTER ELECTRONICS ..I am working in this field last five years I want to know can I get a job basic of this .hey please suggest me how can I get a job there its my dream to work there .I will be thankful you always for this kind information.please mail me if possible …




  7. John Armelin · · Reply

    Greetings Laura,

    Any advice for a just retired (8 months ago) 28 yr Naval sailor from Texas that is already here in Sweden looking for work everywhere, preferablly in Denmark? I can / will travel daily to Denmark, it is just difficult looking for work(U.S. and more so in a foreign country) when you never had another job after so much time in the military.

    I met my wife in 2005, and were married in 2007 (She is Swedish) so now living in Sweden after retiring out of the Navy, and find myself needing work at age 47…again…lol

    Would be most grateful to all and any of your pearls of wisdom.

    Have a fantabulous Weekend,
    John Armelin, United States Navy, retired
    Eslov Sweden


    1. My best advice is to pursue work with companies with English as their company language. Also, there are a lot of small companies so perpahs offering English writing/editing services or administrative services. Or else you just need to reinvent yourself and offer something that no one else is, i.e. come to the States, get training in something and offer it in Scandinavia. Hope this helps.


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