Denmark

PROGRAM QUICK FACTS

  • Program Duration: 5 or 10 months
  • Departure: August
  • Age Requirements: 15 to 18 years old
  • Language Requirements: none
  • Academic Requirements: C+ avg or higher
  • Visa Requirements: Yes
  • Orientation: 3-day Welcome Camp
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About Denmark

Embarking on a high school exchange year in Denmark is an invitation to experience a captivating blend of old-world charm and contemporary innovation. Imagine strolling through cobblestone streets, embraced by a culture that cherishes both history and modernity. As you learn the beautiful Danish language, you’ll uncover a sense of belonging that comes from speaking a new language. This cultural immersion isn’t just about learning; it’s about becoming part of a way of life that values both tradition and progress. Your high school exchange year in Denmark promises not only personal growth but also the chance to expand your horizons in a country that embodies the perfect blend of past and future

  • Size: Denmark covers an area of approximately 16,600 square miles. Denmark’s size is comparable to the state of Maryland in the United States
  • Population: The population of Denmark is approximately 5.8 million people.
  • Language: The main language spoken in Denmark is Danish.
  • Religion: The main religion in Denmark is Christianity, with the majority of the population being members of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Denmark.
  • Government: Denmark is a constitutional monarchy with a parliamentary democracy. It has a monarch as the head of state and a prime minister as the head of government. The country follows a democratic system with a separation of powers among the legislative, executive, and judicial branches.
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Life in Denmark

High school students in Denmark generally attend school from around 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM. Danish schools emphasize interactive learning, critical thinking, and fostering a collaborative environment among students and teachers.

After school, Danish students often engage in extracurricular activities, such as sports, clubs, or creative pursuits. Denmark places a strong emphasis on maintaining a healthy work-life balance, so leisure time is equally important.

Danish society values social connections, and it’s common for students to meet up with friends at cafes, parks, or cultural events during the afternoon or evening. Danish people are known for their friendly and inclusive nature, making it easy to form connections and immerse yourself in local life.

Evenings are typically dedicated to family time and relaxation. Family dinners are a cherished tradition, providing an opportunity to share stories and enjoy each other’s company. The Danish concept of “hygge,” which encapsulates coziness and togetherness, is often practiced during these moments.

Weekends offer a chance for exploration and leisure. Many students take advantage of Denmark’s natural beauty by going for bike rides, walks along the coast, or even spending time at the beach. Exploring historical sites, visiting museums, and attending local festivals also provide insights into Denmark’s rich culture.

Pricing

Program Duration

Departure

Price

5 months (semester)

August 2024

$12,660

10 months (academic year)

August 2024

$13,060

Included

  • Roundtrip international flight to your destination
  • Travel insurance to cover accidents and illnesses
  • A carefully screened and vetted host family placement
  • 24/7 support from STS Foundation and its partners during your time abroad
  • Language support if traveling to a non-English speaking country
  • Interview, orientations, and material that will prepare you and your parents for your exchange year
  • A local representative or host family member welcoming you at the airport upon your arrival
  • Certificate of completion provided by STS Foundation at the end of your exchange year

Not Included

  • Domestic flight to get to the international departure
  • Passport and visa fees
  • School lunch money (depends on destination)
  • School uniforms if required (depends on destinations)
  • Public transportation
  • Educational/recreational trips
  • Pocket money ($300 to $400/month recommended)

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Denmark

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Pre-Application Fee $250

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Before Your High School Exchange Year

Get ready for your high school exchange year! Discover the benefits, learn who's eligible, and understand the application process. STS Foundation will guide you every step of the way, ensuring you are well-prepared for this exceptional adventure.

Before Your High School Exchange Year

Get ready for your high school exchange year! Discover the benefits, learn who's eligible, and understand the application process. STS Foundation will guide you every step of the way, ensuring you are well-prepared for this exceptional adventure.

During Your High School Exchange Year

Discover what it's like to immerse yourself in a new culture and live with a host family, all with the guidance of STS Foundation and its partners. From the moment you depart to the moment you return home, we are there for you and your parents.

During Your High School Exchange Year

Discover what it's like to immerse yourself in a new culture and live with a host family, all with the guidance of STS Foundation and its partners. From the moment you depart to the moment you return home, we are there for you and your parents.