The ultimate guide to studying abroad in Denmark | InfoFounder Scholarship

Are you looking to discover a coastal country with a rich history and a unique and modern culture? Then look no further than our study abroad program in Denmark!

Why study abroad in Denmark
Denmark has a lot to offer. From the country’s eco-friendly practices, unique architecture, and natural beauty, there are plenty of reasons why studying abroad in Denmark is the perfect choice for you. But we are sure that we will be able to convince you in just five.

Reason number one: Denmark is ranked as one of the happiest countries in the world.
Denmark is officially ranked as the second happiest country in the world and has consistently topped the list as a top contender for years. What about this country whose citizens are happy? According to the World Happiness Report, the Danish people trust the country’s well-developed systems a lot.

For example, residents note Denmark’s high level of equality, free access to high-quality education, and shared responsibility for social welfare as some of the best practices that keep them satisfied.

Not to mention, Danish hygge (aka the Danish way of life) promotes happiness through its simple philosophy: creating a warm atmosphere and spending time with good people. So, while you’re venturing out to study abroad in Denmark, try some healthy exercise for yourself – you just might find that you’re happier for it!

Some very simple hygge practices that you can incorporate into your daily life include:

Enjoying the company of others
Pamper yourself
Take time to think
Participate in relaxing activities such as eating a quiet meal, spending time outdoors in the sun, or enjoying deep conversations with others
Cook delicious food
Relax on the sofa with your favorite blanket and a warm drink
Copenhagen Denmark study abroad boat trip students

Read more: Why we at CIEE Copenhagen love “Hygge” on Wednesdays

We can all learn a thing or two from one of the happiest places in the world and what better way to absorb it all than by studying abroad in Denmark?

Reason two: Denmark has an incredible art scene.
Denmark has a wide range of museums, art galleries and music festivals. During your study abroad experience in Denmark, take part in our excursions and/or do some self-discovery! There is so much to do and see.

Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek: Home to an eclectic art collection that ranges in pieces from ancient Egypt to the modern era
Aros Aarhus Kunstmuseum: Feast your eyes on some of Denmark’s greatest works
Skagens Museum: Incredible art that also offers important lessons in Danish history
Designmuseum Danmark: Learn more about creative design and architecture in Denmark here
Denmark also hosts some of the biggest music festivals in Europe including Roskilde Festival, Heartland Festival, Copenhagen Jazz Festival, and more. It is worth checking out if any of these vibrant festivals matches your study abroad in Denmark for a fun and wonderful celebration!

Third reason: Denmark offers all kinds of food and drink tours.
Denmark has been recognized as a growing foodie nation over the past decade. While you are there, be sure to check out some of the Nordic fusion cuisines where your taste buds will be enraptured by unique and delicious flavors and enjoy a tour of the many breweries in the country.

Reason four: Denmark is home to world-famous landmarks.
With CIEE, you will have the opportunity to do a lot of traveling during your study abroad experience in Denmark. Some of our favorite excursions include visits to top landmarks such as:

Nyhvan Canal District: A beautiful waterfront canal full of colorful houses, restaurants, bars and cafes, originally constructed in the 17th century
Tivoli Gardens: The second oldest amusement park in the world
Frederiksborg Castle: a stunning 17th century royal attraction
Denmark’s National Museum: Home to thousands of years of Danish history, including much about the region’s elusive Viking heritage
Hamlet’s Castle: An important Renaissance castle
Aurora borealis: an incredible natural phenomenon in the sky that you may be able to witness while in Denmark
We pride ourselves on creating fun and exploratory study abroad programs by offering the perfect blend of studies and personal experiences (if we do say so ourselves!).

Reason #5: Denmark’s eco-friendly solutions are inspiring.
Denmark is an incredibly green country and is considered a world leader in sustainability with its innovative wind technologies, cycling culture and significant reductions in CO2 emissions. Make sure to cycle when possible, recycle when you can, and observe all sustainable practices while enjoying your Denmark study abroad experience.

How to study abroad in Denmark
Studying abroad in Denmark is a straightforward process with CIEE. We offer four study abroad programs in the country’s young and dynamic California

pital, Copenhagen. Check out our options and decide which program best aligns with your personal, academic, and even career goals.

Read More: How to Study Abroad in Europe

Our Open Campus Block program in Denmark is a flexible study abroad program, offering six-, 12-, or up to 18-week options. You’ll get the chance to explore Copenhagen’s urban green spaces, swim in harbors, and enjoy the city’s colorful and cozy neighborhoods.

Credit: 6-7 per Block semester hours / 9-10.5 per Block quarter hours
Eligibility: 2.5 Overall GPA
Cost: $6,650
Course Highlight: Vikings in the Conquest of Europe
Our January study abroad program in Copenhagen is a great way to immerse yourself in Danish culture. This short-term option is perfect for those looking for adventure while earning valuable course credits during their winter break.

Credit: 3 semester hours / 4.5 quarter hours
Eligibility: 2.5 Overall GPA
Cost: $3,950
Course Highlight: The Study of Scandinavian Happiness
January in Copenhagen snowy buildings

Spend a summer in beautiful Copenhagen! This typical six-week program is a great way to dive into the city’s festival culture while studying intriguing courses in the humanities, environmental studies, design, history, and more.

Credit: 6-7 per Block semester hours / 9-10.5 per Block quarter hours
Eligibility: 2.5 Overall GPA
Cost: $6,650
Course Highlight: Sustainable City Planning in Copenhagen
Different from our traditional study abroad programme, our Global Internship in Denmark is a great way to gain real-world professional experience and better understand our globalized world. Plus, with our Personalized Placement Process, we’ll help you find the perfect match in an industry you’re passionate about and will thrive in.


After reviewing our program options and choosing the one that makes the most sense for you, talk with an academic advisor and study abroad expert on your campus to gather additional details to ensure that your program of choice will keep you on your academic path.

Then comes the easiest step: apply! One of the most important parts of our application is the scholarship and grant portion. Pay close attention to what financial assistance you may be eligible for to help make your study abroad dream a reality. And if you have any questions, just reach out!

Read More: How to Study Abroad: 5 Steps to Apply with CIEE

How to Pack for Denmark Study Abroad
There are several essential documents and items to include in your Denmark packing list:

Passport & a photocopy
Visa & a photocopy
A second form of valid ID (i.e., driver’s license or government-issued ID)
Plane tickets
Proof of health insurance
Proof of CIEE enrollment
Financial documents
Comfortable walking shoes
Camera to capture Denmark’s beauty
Prescription medications cover the length of your stay
Preferred over the counter medications
Travels adapters to charge laptop and phone
Cash converted to the Danish Krone
A few other fun things you should pack ahead of a Denmark study abroad:

A favorite sweater and rain jacket: Denmark’s weather is relatively mild year-round with regular precipitation and temperatures ranging from 32 degrees Fahrenheit in the winter months to 60 degrees in the summer months.
Outfits that are comfortable when riding a bike: Remember, practically everyone bikes in Denmark! Make sure to pack a comfortable outfit ahead of your travels.
A reusable water bottle: Keep up with Danish sustainability efforts during your trip!
You’re going to have the time of your life!


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