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Social life in Aarhus

Aarhus is a dynamic city on the east coast of Jutland. The scenic location close to dense forests and the Kattegat makes Aarhus perfect for outdoor activities and experiences. As Denmark’s second largest city, Aarhus is also ripe with cultural opportunities. 

Visit Aarhus

VisitAarhus informs you about the highlights in Aarhus; what to see and do, where to eat and drink, shopping opportunities, and transportation. Visit their website to get insights to the cultural arena in Aarhus.

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Internationalize with Us

Aarhus University and Studenterhus Aarhus organize l Internationalize with Us, where they match international PhD students with Danish families. This is your chance to get to know a Danish family, get insight into Danish culture and find friends for life. 

Read more and sign up for the program

AU Summer houses

AU Feriefond aims to provide holiday stays for employees and alumni at Aarhus University. Sign in and take a look at what AU Feriefond can offer you.

Sign in to book one of the AU summer houses for AU employees only

AU Fitness Center (AU Motion)

The Fitness Centre offers a wide range of modern cardio machines, machine weights, free weights and fitness training. They offer a large program of exercise classes, and you are able to book several lanes for Badminton. There are showers and changing facilities.

Read more about the fitness centre and how to become a member

Leisure activities for internationals in and around Aarhus

International Staff Office has compiled information about international clubs and associations, cultural offers, dining, family activities and exercise options. 

Visit the Leisure activities page 

Public playgrounds

There are public playgrounds all over Aarhus. Use this webpage to find the one nearest you on the map below.

Volunteer jobs in Aarhus

Volunteer Center Aarhus can connect you with a wide network of non-profit organisations in Aarhus which need volunteers to help them with various kinds of social projects.

The Volunteer Center Aarhus is an independent, local NGO for everybody who wants to engage in volunteer work or volunteer organizations.

Read more about the Volunteer Center and how to book an appointment