Denmark Student Exchange Programs
After school play soccer or handball or just get together with your Danish friends, who are sure to speak some English, to talk or watch a movie. Spend a year in Denmark as an exchange student and experience warmth and well-being as in no other place.
Denmark Student Exchange Programs
Take the chance to study in the lovely country Denmark! Despite the country's small size, there is a lot to discover here. Come with us to Denmark as an exchange student and experience the green landscapes, blue sea and beautiful old towns. Eat typical food such as smørrebrød and frikadeller, rent a bicycle in Copenhagen and treat yourself with some amazing Danish pastry at a cosy café!
Swedish teenagers have a lot of freedom, but their parents are careful to make sure that they follow the set rules. This obviously also applies for you as an exchange student in the family. This mindset will make you grow as a person with the full support from your host family.
In Sweden, the whole family helps out with the housework. Swedish youngsters are naturally expected to help with all the chores in the home, like washing or operating the dishwasher, keeping the house clean and tidy and shopping and cooking. As an exchange student you are naturally expected to help out, just like everyone else in the family, by making your bed and cleaning your room.
Take the chance to discover more during your exchange. We organise several optional trips throughout the year, both in Sweden and possibly in the neighbouring Nordic countries as well. They offer a chance to visit new parts of the country, meet other international students and experience even more during your time abroad. These trips are not included in your programme fee, but all our students in Sweden are welcome to join! Contact your local coordinator for more information on upcoming trips.
In Norway, the contact between teachers and students is open and informal. You are expected to be active, and to learn as much as possible. No previous knowledge of the Norwegian language is required in order to participate in our exchange programme. However, we do recommend that you have a basic level of understanding. After all, the teaching will be in Norwegian.
Our Norwegian families are all spread out across the country. Your family might live in the south near the beautiful Norwegian archipelago, in the north with amazing scenery and northern lights, in the west with deep fjords and vast glaciers or in the east near the capital of Oslo. But wherever you are placed, you will meet a family excited to open up their home to receive an exchange student - you!
Take the chance to see more of Scandinavia. We offer all our exchange students in the Nordic countries to join us on several exciting trips in Northern Europe. All trips cost extra. Your area representative will give you more precise information Your local contact person will give you more detailed information.
Verein is German for club and many exchange students quickly discover that joining some kind of activity group is a great way to make new friends and have fun after school. Are you into art, dance, music, drama? Ask your host family for help to find the Verein that suits you best!
Dutch students choose between two directions when they start high school. They are called VWO and HAVO and differ in length and study areas. Most exchange students will be placed in the school form called HAVO. High school starts in late August and consists of three terms. The first extends from August to Christmas. The second runs from January to Easter and the third from April to July. Between terms, there are study breaks.
As an exchange student in France, you will get to know the country from the inside, beyond the typical tourist attractions. If you have studied at least two years of French you are ready to apply for a high school year in France. While living here you will constantly improve your language skills and become fluent in a world language, possibly one of the most romantic ones.
High school in Italy includes grades 9 to 13 and is called Scuola Secondaria Superiore. Most exchange students are placed in year 11 or 12, usually in a class with focus on either science or language. Joining an Italian class on these levels is very rewarding. Grab the chance to try high school the Italian way!
As an exchange student in Italy you will immediately realise that family is very, very important to Italians. Our warm and caring host families are carefully selected and live both on the mainland and on islands like Sicily and Sardinia. They're proud of their culture and eager to show you the Italian way of living from the inside and open their hearts to you.
Ireland consists of two countries. Apart from the Republic of Ireland, there is also Northern Ireland, which is part of the UK. As an STS exchange student you will be based in the Republic, where Dublin is the capital. This green island is waiting for you with a proud culture brimful of traditional music, strange sports, charming people and a beautiful landscape.
As an exchange student in Ireland you will have a lot to do after school. Maybe something to do with typical Irish folk music? The tin whistle, fiddle and bodhran are sounds and rhythms you soon learn to recognise when passing a pub. It will become the soundtrack of your exchange year. Want to learn a new instrument? Give it a try!
Almost 500 million people around the world speak Spanish. To have this language on your future CV opens many doors. Previous studies in Spanish is not required to be an exchange student here, but some basic knowledge is strongly advised.
There are different kinds of high schools in Switzerland, following six years of primary school. As an exchange student, you will most likely be placed in the type called Gymnasium or Mittelschule. For Swiss students, this path leads to the exam called Matura, which is required if you want to go to university.
Our STS staff in Switzerland are looking forward to showing you around and making sure you have a good time. All our exchange students in Switzerland usually meet three to four times per year. We will arrange different day trips and excursions, depending on interest levels. It could be activities such as visiting the theme park Europa Park, ice skating or go sightseeing to famous locations and landmarks. Your local contact person will give you more information on sight.
High school in Denmark is called \"gymnasium\" and the Danes spend three years there. When they have completed these years with the right grades, they are eligible for higher education and can apply to university or other higher education. Most exchange students are placed in the second year of \"gymnasium\".
High school in Denmark is called "gymnasium" and the Danes spend three years there. When they have completed these years with the right grades, they are eligible for higher education and can apply to university or other higher education. Most exchange students are placed in the second year of "gymnasium".
The exchange allows students to benefit from the experience of a large, urban university in a country with social, political and economic systems that are much different from those in the United States. Students will be able to take courses that often focus on these systems. In particular, the Scandinavian countries are noted for having the most egalitarian economic systems in the world, social democratic governments, generous welfare states, and in most cases very liberal cultural traditions. The program will enable students to become fully affiliated members of the University of Copenhagen with complete access to libraries, lectures, seminars and, of course, the beautiful city of Copenhagen, and surrounding environs!
Exchange students must take 30 ECTS credits per semester while studying at the University of Copenhagen, which is equivalent to 15 or 16 BU credits. Most exchange students take four 4 credit (7.5 ECTS) courses per semester. Exchange students are also encouraged to participate in the Pre-semester Danish Language Course.
Every single incoming exchange student that CBS receive generates an outbound exchange spot for a CBS student who wants to go abroad. Since this is not the case with freemovers, we prioritize our exchange program, and as such the following conditions apply to freemovers:
At Copenhagen Business School we have a "Buddy Programme" system where each exchange student will be assigned a CBS "Buddy", who will help in getting through the first few weeks in the new surroundings. "Buddies" are CBS students who volunteer to help one or more of our international students.What does it mean to have a Buddy? It means getting help with those first necessary, but sometimes confusing, things that need to be done right away - before you are used to your new surroundings: being picked up in the airport, help with registration at the National Registry, advice on shopping, post offices and other practical matters.Prior to departure, each student will receive an email with the name and contact information of the Buddy. It is important that the international student gets in touch with their CBS Buddy to provide him/her with information about arrival time and place (flight number, if applicable).Throughout the semester various activities are planned for the international students and their Buddies.Frequently Asked Questions: The Buddy ProgrammeDo I have to make a separate application for the Buddy Programme?Yes. The application will be available in your application portal.When will I know who my Buddy is?In late July / late December, information on Buddies will be sent to your CBS email account. Please make sure that you have access to this email account over the summer and Christmas holidays, since we will be sending the Buddy information and other important information as well.Last accepted arrival date in Copenhagen?Arrivals later than the beginning of the mandatory introduction program cannot be accepted. If you have problems meeting these requirements, please contact the relevant international program coordinator Undergraduate students - email@example.com or Graduate students - firstname.lastname@example.org.Who should I contact regarding my arrival time in Copenhagen?You should send your arrival information to the following persons no later than 5 August for the autumn semester and no later than 5 January for the spring semester: