Odense Host Programme

A mentor programme connecting highly qualified internationals with local mentors

Contact us

Contact us

Nikolaj Knude Hansen, Aleksandra Natalia Jensen, Programme Coordinators

Mail: hostprogramme@odense.dk

Odense Host Programme is a mentor programme which matches international newcomers with a local volunteer mentor who knows the local community and job market. Meetings with a mentor will help you get a good start on your life in Odense.


Odense Host Programme offers two types of mentors: A career mentor and a cultural/social mentor.


A career mentor will support you in your job search and help you get to know the local job market. The mentor is hand-picked according to your profile and needs.


Typical career mentor activities are:

  • Feedback on CV and cover letters
  • Advice on how to improve your job search strategy
  • Discussing and sometimes adjusting your career ambitions
  • Identification of your possibilities in the local job market


A culture mentor will introduce you to the Danish way of life and help you get to know Odense, socially and culturally. The mentor is hand-picked according to your interests and needs.


Typical culture mentor activities are:

  • Help you find and use the city services, such as libraries, parks and museums
  • Help you become familiar with Odense and identify the activities that interest you
  • Help you expand your social network
  • Sharing a cup of coffee while practicing you Danish (if you wish)


You will be matched for a period of six months where you will meet at least six times. The programme is free of charge.