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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. The students stay at the college during the course. Living at a folk college is very much about intercultural awareness and personal growth. Students are young young people between 18 and 30 years. The colleges aim to attract students who wish to develop their skill and understanding in their particular field of interest and who also wish to develop personally and become more clear about their future direction.

More about this particular folk college

This folk college is located in Northern Jutland in Brønderslev, a town of about 12.000 inhabitants. It focuses on physical education, so you have the opportunity to take part in a wide range of different sports. You will have approx. 15 hours of physical/sports lessons per week.

As an AFS student you will be part of the international class. This class focuses on Danish culture, youth culture, pedagogics and the special Danish tradition of democracy. All teachers and a majority of Danish students speak English and all your lessons are conducted in English.

In addition to participating in the international class you will also have some classes together with the Danish students. You will choose yourself 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, because everybody live, eat and study together. It often results in great friendships across different cultural backgrounds.

The folk college organises an optional adventure trip to Chamonix in France. If you wish to take part in the trip, the cost (approx. 840 euro) is additional and should be paid directly to the college.

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  • All costs in connection with your participation in this program are included: such as 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 having a minimum of USD 170 per month.
  • You will be invited to mid-term orientations with AFS in April and November.
  • You will be met by AFS on arrival to Copenhagen airport and helped board the train for your folk college.

Detalles del Programa

  • Tipo de Programa
    • Study Abroad
  • Ubicación
  • Programa individual o para grupos
    Individual o Grupal
  • Aspectos destacados del programa
    • 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
    • Take part in a skiing trip to Chamonix in France (optional)

Lo que está incluido en la cuota de participación

  • Hospedaje
  • Servicio de Atención de Emergencias 24/7
  • Comidas
  • Certificado de Competencias Globales
  • Apoyo Continuo
  • Orientaciones previas al intercambio
  • Orientaciones durante el intercambio
  • Re-Orientación
  • Access to Alumni Network
  • Presencia Mundial
  • 70 Años de experiencia
  • Persona Contacto
  • Transporte internacional ida y vuelta
  • Airport Pick-up
  • Domestic Transport
  • Asistencia en la solicitud de visas
  • Seguro médico internacional
  • Cultural Tours
  • Algunos Materiales de Clase

Costos NO incluidos en la cuota de participación

  • Costos de Visa y Pasaporte
  • Gastos personales
  • Examen médico que debe realizarse antes de viajar
  • Tours o Excursiones