You have probably heard about Denmark and how the Danes are among the happiest people on Earth. We don't know exactly why, but one reason may be the overwhelming support and love of the arts here.
Here in Nordjylland (North Jutland), creative cultural projects abound in music, fine art, film, and stage. This nurtuing environment is the perfect setting for South Gate School, Europe's only 4-year creative writing program that focuses on popular trends and the business of writing.
South Gate School resides within Trekanten Bibliotek & Kulturhus, a community center located in Eastern Aalborg. Trekanten's purpose is to help local residents realize their cultural projects and aspirations.
Trekanten brings an enthusiastic community together to experience art and culture through its unique programs and facilties, including a library, café, theater, music practice space, and state-of-the-art makerspace with 3D printing, laser cutting, high tech sewing and embroidery machines.
In the area known as Northern Jutland, the city of Aalborg boasts a cosmopolitan environment teeming with students. The city hosts large concerts, conventions and cultural events, and its waterfront is transforming to complement the natural beauty of the adjoining fjord. Aalborg's downtown area features contemporary stores and boutiques, as well as a thriving nightlife.
Find your muse in the areas surrounding Aalborg: Viking burial sites like Lindholm Høje, toppled WWII bunkers on the beach in Løkken, nature preserves in Jammerbugt county, castles and manor houses, “Hyggeligt” Christmas markets, Legoland, and much more.
On this northern peninsula of Denmark, you'll be stimulated by the cold seas surrounding you, and the warm people whose history they'll gladly share for your entertainment and inspiration.
Denmark is perfectly situated in Europe as a place to live, travel, and feed your creativity. Traveling the small county, you'll see peaceful, pastoral scenery, from the dunes and heather at the sea, to Germany below and beyond. Take a ferry to Norway or Sweden, a road-trip to Berlin or Amsterdam, or a short flight to London, Spain or Italy.
Only a short ride away, Copenhagen exemplifies all that Denmark has to offer in its modern and historical architecture, rich history, and its happy, healthy and prosperous people.
You'll find Denmark to be a progressive society and a place to achieve your dreams as a student and resident.
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