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Sunset view of the Port of Copenhagen near the Stock Exchange Building and Christiansborg Castle in Copenhagen, Denmark.

Program at a Glance

University of Copenhagen

Country Denmark
City Copenhagen
Class Level Jr, Sr, Gr
Experience Type Immersion
Minimum GPA 3.0
Term Fall sem, Spring sem, Year
Taught In English
Language Prereq no
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About The Program

It's no surprise that one of the greenest and most bicycle-friendly cities in the world is also the capital of the happiest country on Earth. Copenhagen, Denmark presents glimpses of the past and future through its modern architecture and opulent castles. The University of Copenhagen offers a wide-range of studies making it a good fit for any major. Start with an intensive 3-week Danish language course and gain an introduction to local culture. Explore the ten museums and research gardens on campus, practice conversation skills with café regulars in the port district where Hans Christian Andersen penned fairy tales, and experience Tivoli Gardens amusement park, the inspiration for Disneyland.

Where you'll study

The University of Copenhagen (KU) is a large research university spread across four campus areas in central Copenhagen. As Denmark’s first university, many of its buildings are as historic as the institution itself with extensive surrounding gardens and museums. Newer buildings such as the Faculty of Humanities are award-winning architectural marvels designed to create an optimal workplace for students. The university is a beautiful and student-friendly environment where you’ll be interacting with some of Europe’s finest scholars as well as students from all over the world. And, while English is your common language, there is no limit to the variety of cultures, perspectives, and opportunities you’ll encounter at KU. Expect to build an internationally competitive résumé as you put research into practice in group projects, exchange and test new ideas with peers, and, in true Danish style, have fun!


TRIPS AND ACTIVITIES

Optional field trips and activities to introduce the local culture are available through your host university. Most events are free or discounted, but some come with an additional cost not included in UCEAP fees.

 

Swedish Lapland trip to see the Northern Lights

International student trip to Iceland

Cruise from Stockholm to Tallinn, Estonia

Mid-semester dinner