Experience a semester or academic year in Denmark, known as “the happiest place on Earth!” Denmark is known for its smiling people, beautiful coastlines, and Viking history. Though English is widely spoken and understood, you will also have the opportunity to gain new language skills and fluency in Danish. Studying abroad in high school is a great way to stand out on your college and university applications as well. You’ll come back from your exchange more mature, fluent, and ready to take on the world. Apply now!
High School Program Details
- Placement in a Danish high school for a semester or academic year
- Placement with a carefully-selected host family
- Local coordinator support throughout the year
- No previous language study required
- Comprehensive health and accident insurance included
- Round-trip airfare and transfer to your host family included
- Application Deadline: March 15 (fall semester and year-long), September 15 (spring semester)
- Eligibility note: students must be between 16 and 18 years old at the start of their program
Denmark at a Glance
- No matter where you are in Denmark, you are never more than 30 kilometers from the coast.
- Denmark has twice as many bicycles as cars! Its flat landscape and mild weather makes cycling very easy and popular.
- More than 50% of Danes ride bikes every day.
- Famous Danes include author Hans Christen Andersen, Metallica guitarist Lars Ulrich, and philosopher Søren Kierkegaard.
- The concept of “hygge” is very important to Danish people. It means a cozy, relaxing feel of togetherness. You’ll experience “hygge” around a warm fireplace with your host family or over a cup of tea with a new friend.
- Did you know people in Denmark, Sweden, and Norway can all understand each others’ languages? Though they all speak their own native tongue, the languages are mutually intelligible. This means if you learn Danish, you can speak to Swedes and Norwegians as well!
- Learn more by visiting our Denmark Country Profile!
- Read more great reviews, comments, and testimonials from former Aspect Foundation students and parents here!
Visa, residence permit, and passport costs are not included. Please note you may be required to appear in person at a Danish Consulate with jurisdiction over your state to obtain your visa and record your biometrics. Depending on where you live, this may require out-of-state travel.