Although you might lose one or two friends, you'll make new ones. I promise! It might take some time, but you'll meet some great people and form new friendships. Making friends in Lund was not that hard. I was studying there for two years and I was in a program with some really great people. From day one, I started hanging out with two girls from Toronto and California and they were the most fun-loving and my most closest friends in Sweden. I also met a really awesome Australian in my first semester in Lund and we've gone from having coffee every week for a few months to him moving to London and then home and seeing each other a few times a year. He and his girlfriend are getting married in Sweden in a few weeks and the boyfriend and I are so excited to see two of our friends tie the knot! One of the downsides of making friends while you are studying abroad is of course that most people do eventually leave again. But when you're studying together or you're both coming from abroad, you really understand what the other person is going through and can support each other through it all.
Making friends in Denmark has been a different experience. Although I am friends with the boyfriend's friends, they are his friends and I don't want to tag along all the time. For awhile, it sucked when the boyfriend had plans with his friends on the weekend and I didn't so I would be home on my own, just like the rest of the week. But over the last year I've developed some new friendships. A friend of ours from Vancouver was living and studying in Copenhagen last year and I met two really great girls through him. Meeting people through your friends is a great way to widen your network. If your friend likes them, chances are you probably will as well! I've also made some friends through the danish course I am taking. People come from all over the world in danish classes and you will probably not be friends with all of them, but there will be a few who you'll want to hang out with. Most of the time, they're in a similar situation as yours and you can really bond through these shared experiences.
Most of my friends in Copenhagen now are international students, expats, and people who are married to Danes for example. Perhaps it's easier to connect with people who understand where you are from and understand what you're going through now abroad in this new place because they're going through similar things. I don't know! I still have a few really great friends in/from Vancouver and I can't wait to see them in a month. I love how we have kept in touch and how when we do see each other, it's like we were never apart because we know what is going on in each others lives. Friendships mean the world to me!
Have you lived abroad or are you living abroad? How has your experience with friendships at home and in your new city been?