Welcome to Denmark
Books and presentations by
Kay Xander Mellish
Welcome to Denmark is an event hosted by Kay Xander Mellish, the voice behind the long-running How to Live in Denmark podcast. It will present your students or new employees with the basics of everyday life in Denmark – everything from the importance of being on time to the meaning of Jantelov to the best way to make Danish friends.
Kay Xander Mellish, an American who has lived in Denmark for more than a decade, is the author of four books on life as a foreigner in Denmark, including How to Live in Denmark (2014 and 2017) and How to Work in Denmark (2018).
Welcome to Denmark is an entertaining, informative presentation your audience of newcomers will enjoy.
“It was a pleasure to have you around at the introduction day. Your speech was spot on in regards to Danes and Danish values and it was lot of fun for us.
One of the older international students came to me and said. “I wish I had heard this speech when I first came to Denmark – gosh how many mistakes I could have prevented then.”
The author of four books on Denmark , Kay Xander Mellish is an American journalist who has lived in Denmark for more than a decade. She hosts a variety of events on Danish culture and the use of the English language in Denmark.
Kay draws on her own experience as a foreigner in Denmark to talk about some of the challenges of integrating into Danish culture.
Each Welcome to Denmark presentation is tailored for your specific audience. Get in contact with Kay to discuss the location, length, and price of your talk.
Kay’s first book, “How to Live in Denmark”, is based on her long-running “How to Live in Denmark” podcast, available free on Spotify and iTunes. Her follow-up “How to Work in Denmark” focuses on Danish workplace culture. Both books are available on Amazon, Saxo.com, iTunes and Google Play, and can be special-ordered from any bookstore. Bulk prices available.
Noted Danish cartoonist Claus Deleuran did his version of “The Danes” for an exhibit at Nikolaj Bygning in Copenhagen in 1992. Twenty-six years later, Kay Xander Mellish and Polish artist Karolina Kara re-imagined and updated the poster to reflect Denmark as it is today. (You can see Kay reading reading the original version of her book How to Live in Denmark in the drawing.)