Program Details

AFS offers a year program to destinations throughout Denmark. AFS is currently offering hundreds of scholarships for students flexible with their country choice and ready for an adventure.

Denmark is a small country (approximately 5.4 million peop
Location:
Copenhagen, Denmark
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Degree Level:
High School
Term:
Academic Year

Program Overview

Program Description:
AFS (formerly the American Field Service) is a leader in intercultural learning and offers international exchange programs in more than 40 countries around the world. We've been exchanging students throughout the world for 60 years. That is six decades of history and experience in international education with an exemplary record of safety, security, and service to students, parents, and educators.

AFS Mission: AFS-USA works toward a more just and peaceful world by providing international and intercultural learning experiences to individuals, families, schools, and communities through a global volunteer partnership.

AFS offers a year program to destinations throughout Denmark. AFS is currently offering hundreds of scholarships for students flexible with their country choice and ready for an adventure.

Denmark is a small country (approximately 5.4 million people) that has a lot to offer within easy reach: beautiful landscapes, informal culture, modern cities, and a large physical presence-its easily recognizable peninsula juts straight into the North Sea, serving as a literal bridge between Scandinavia and continental Europe... There is a different range of activities offered by schools in Denmark. For example, a typical extra curricular activities would be sports, music, crafts, drama, and scouts. Although these aren't all the activities simply because it isn't listed above doesn't mean that it doesn't exist. In Denmark there are some classes which are required. Besides the typical math, science, history classes a Danish, English, and physical education class is mandatory. The grading system in Denmark is different compared to the typical letter grades American students are so used to. Take a look below to see the difference between your grading system and the one in Denmark. Outstanding: 10-13 Good: 9 Average: 8 Poor: 5-7 Failing: 0-3

Colleges recommend high school study abroad experiences - as these programs provide the opportunity to develop confidence and self-reliance before pursuing higher education. In addition, after exploring the world you may have a clearer vision of what you'd like to study in college. As a result, you may spend less time switching majors, which means you'll save time and money. An exchange program also boosts college applications and gives you an immediate advantage when applying for scholarships.

Plus, the language skills you develop on an AFS program might exempt you from required language courses, thus enabling you to finish college sooner. Some students have received as much as 18 hours language credit-almost enough to provide a minor in language and a huge financial savings when you figure the cost of credits.
Setting Description:
Today, Denmark is a member of the European Union and prides itself on its highly developed public schools, higher education, and health services. The climate is temperate with mild summers and snowy winters. Most AFS Participants attend public school, and a high level of maturity and responsibility is expected. Danish teenagers play sports or belong to outside organizations and clubs after school. Danish children are encouraged to be independent, but are expected to take responsibility for schoolwork and household chores. This is a normal part of a culture that promotes personal responsibility and oplysning, which means "enlightenment toward lifelong learning."

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