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IVSA in the World
Member Organizations of IVSA are located all over the globe, each composed of extremely active members, sharing ideas and cultures throughout the year. The differences in cultures and various curriculums make all IVSA experiences rich and unique, but we all share the same passion for IVSA.
The IVSA is an apolitical, associative student organization. As such, Member Organizations are recognized by a simple majority vote at IVSA General Assemblies. Member Organizations are thus recognized independent of the de facto or de jure status of the territory in which they are based.
Denmark is one the earliest founded IVSA organizaations. IVSA Denmark was founded in 1951.
IVSA-denmark, has currently XX registered members throughout the veterinary faculty.
The current IVSA positions occupied:
President: Janne Rosenfeldt Olesen vice-president: Cahtrine Morell EO-Senior: Julie Lass EO-junior: Leon Jacobsen Treasurer: Anne Skovvang Juul Jespersen Secretary: Nina Schmidt
IVSA-Denmark, has its headquarters in Copenhagen, at the University of Copenhagen, where the only veterinary faculty in Denmark also has its place.
IVSA-Denmark doesn't have a local member organization. Instead the students apply for a specific exchange and the participants themselves helps with the planning of the exchange.
Some of the group Exchanges We've done: 2012: IVSA-Denmark/IVSA-Grenada 2012/2013: IVSA-Denmark/IVSA-Norway 2013/2014: IVSA-Denmark/IVSA-Flortida 2014: IVSA-Denmark/IVSA-France, Alfort 2014: IVSA-Denmark/IVSA-Budapest 2015: IVSA-Denmark/IVSA-Zürich
We try to arrange atleast one big exchange(10 perticipants for about 7-10 days) and one small exchange(8 participants for about 5-7 days) a year.
What can You expect on exchanges in Denmark:
Our small animal hospital. Witch has been renovated to a brand new and fancy hospital in 2011.
Our large animal hospital. The hospital used to be in the centre of Copenhagen and was small and old, but in 2008 the new big hospital opened a bit outside of Copenhagen. Therefore this is also very fancy and with brand new equipment.
Novo Nordisk. A big medicine company making insulin (invented in Denmark). They have a lot of experiential animals and are famous for there good care of them.
Pig farms. In Denmark we have about 12.800.000 slaughter pigs, and about 5.600.000 people. So we are famous for our production and export. Therefore we have a lot of pig farms.
Viking Genetics. A world known danish company for it's highly valuated knowledge in genetics, distributing top quality semen to cattle productions all across the globe.
Kopenhagen Fur. Denmark is famous for Mink skins in a very high standard. This I due to the strict legislation about mink care in Denmark. Kopenhagen fur is the company that processors all the skins and auction them to all over the world.
Christiania is a self-proclaimed autonomous neighbourhood in the centre of Copenhagen. And until 2004 the only place in Denmark witch freely sold hash.
Amailenborg. The queens palace. We have the oldest royal family in the world.
Nyhavn (New harbour). Very famous and have a long history. Sailors from all over the world coming to Copenhagen used to know this harbour for it’s beers and a girls. ;-) Today it’s a bit more fancy place to get a nice meal. But very popular among young people.
And of course there is a lot of other stuff to do and see, and we promise you to make a phenomenal program. :-D If you have any request please let us know. Looking forward to show you our country!
Individual Exchanges When applying for individual exchanges in Denmark, English is a must. Neither our IVSA organisation or the university offers dorms, sadly! We canøt offer internships at our university, though the univeristy itself has a splendid programme made easy to apply through. The Erasmus programme it's called, and here a link to get you started: http://studies.ku.dk/
Local acticities Dogwash: an event where regular people from the nabourhood gets a cheap dog wash. The money is donated to different animal organizations. Smediefest: Our annual festival, for the entire fuculty, with 500+ attendens every year. Membership meetings: quarterly a year, we host a meeting for all members. Each meetings has a specifik aggenda, as one is for delegating scholarships to certain students which has brought back acedemic relevance from their travelings. Another is where we advertise the possibilities of traveling through IVSA - a good event for those needing inspiration.
If you wish to know more about IVSA Denmark, visit our webpage: http://ivsa-denmark.dk/
Contact: Specific EO related(e.g. exchanges): firstname.lastname@example.org Main IVSA: email@example.com