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What is a Danish folk college?

Danish folk colleges are a unique concept and part of the non-formal educational system in Denmark. Classes are based on dialogue and mutual learning between teachers and students. Living at a folk college is very much about developping intercultural awareness and personal growth. Students are young people between 18 and 30 years old. These colleges aim to attract students who wish to further develop their skills and understanding in their particular field of interest.

As an AFS student you will be part of the international class. This class focuses on Danish culture, youth culture, pedagogics and on the subject of Danemark’s tradition of democracy. All teachers and a majority of Danish students speak English. All your lessons will be conducted in English as well.

In addition to participating in the international class you will also have some classes together with the Danish students. You will choose which subjects to study and which sports activities to take part in.

As an international student you will quickly start to interact with Danish students, since everyone lives, eats and studies together. This will let you to make great friends across different cultural backgrounds!


  • All costs in connection with your participation in this program are included: food, accommodation and orientations. However, you will need to bring pocket money for your own spending. Denmark is an expensive country so it is recommended to have a minimum of 170 USD per month.
  • You will be invited to mid-term orientations with AFS in April and in November.
  • You will be met by AFS on arrival to Copenhagen airport and helped board the train to your folk college.

Program Details

  • Program Type
    • Study Abroad
  • Location
  • Program for an individual or for a group
    Individual or Group
  • Program highlights
    • Live and study with young people from all over the world
    • Take part in the educational, sports and social activities at the folk college going on 24/7
    • Learn about Danish culture
    • Develop your strenghts and become clearer about your future
    • Spend time with your very own Danish contact family

What's included in your experience

  • Housing
  • 24/7 Emergency Support
  • Meals
  • Global Competence Certificate
  • Continuous Support
  • Orientations during your time abroad
  • Access to Alumni Network
  • Worldwide Presence
  • 70 Years Experience
  • Individual Contact Person
  • Airport Pick-up
  • Domestic Transport
  • Cultural Tours
  • Teaching Materials

What you are responsible for

  • Visa and Passport Fees
  • Vaccinations