Prince calls students to break out of their ‘shell’

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Prince Joachim of Denmark highlights the importance of having international experience. In a recent interview, he gave career advice and talked about his own time abroad.

By Katharina Frick

 

The second son of Queen Margrethe II, His Royal Highness Prince Joachim of Denmark, hardly ever gives any interviews or talks in public. It was a rare occasion that he talked besides the Minister of Climate, Energy and Building, Martin Lidegaard, to international students from over 30 countries during the Youth Goodwill Conference at the Danish science park Scion DTU in Copenhagen, last Saturday.

With attentive international students enrolled in Danish universities, Prince Joachim shared that at the age of 17 he left his country to spend six months in Australia.

“That whole process of jumping out of your protected shell is important, whether it is during your academic studies or collecting work experience, it opens your mind and broadens your…

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