In the period leading up to the start of an educational program in another country or continent for that matter, there are a series of things that tend to run through one’s mind. Apart from practical stuff like paperwork, the weather, financial costs etc, a consideration sometimes overlooked is the fact that one is about to experience and become part of a totally new culture.
I have gone through the awkward and difficult phase of having to figure out how I was to address my professors. When it comes to Danish professors in general, they all accept being addressed by their first name, in and out of class! However, when it comes to professors from Germany or other European countries who work in Denmark, the rules can be a bit vague.