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UCEAP students are supported by a network of people throughout the world. Your study abroad experience will be guided by trained staff who are there to support you as you prepare to study abroad, while you are abroad, and throughout the program. While on a UCEAP program, all student participants have travel insurance coverage and 24/7 emergency assistance.


On-site support

The international education office is located in the main building of the University of Copenhagen from which staff coordinate the programs and support students. The building is on the north side of a public square in central Copenhagen called Frue Plads, literally ‘Square of Our Lady’. After the former university buildings were burnt in the English bombardment of 1807, the new building was built in 1811 using plans by the architect Peder Malling. The main building has seven gables demonstrating balance that was a popular style at the time. In the same building, you’ll find the university’s grand hall and the historic university library which is a photographer’s dream and referred to as the ‘Old Library’. Students have access to the support systems like health services available at each of the host universities in Denmark.

Make an appointment (in-person or virtual) with staff to receive: 

  • Academic support and help registering for classes 
  • Information about research opportunities 
  • Support for personal health and well-being 
  • Travel recommendations for day and weekend trips 

Activities at the international education office may include: 

  • A welcome dinner 
  • Meeting place for excursions 
  • Thanksgiving holiday dinner 
  • Farewell dinner 
Simone Hauskov - DENMARK SC

Simone Hauskov (she/her)

University of Copenhagen in Copenhagen, Denmark

Simone helps students understand the academic system in Copenhagen. She also provides advice on adapting to the local culture.

She says, “Join a study group with local students! It’s a great way to make local friends.”

Simone hopes students stay open-minded through the experience, grow to love Copenhagen, and lean into the challenge and experience of being independent.


To help navigate the transition of leaving home and going abroad, you’ll attend various in-person and online events. At these events, you’ll have the opportunity to ask questions and meet the staff who will be supporting you while you study abroad. You’ll learn things like:

  • What student services are available at your host location
  • Where to find local health care
  • How and when to register for classes
  • What to do and who to contact in an emergency
  • How to travel to and from where you live to classes
  • How to handle money matters like opening a bank account
  • How to use technology, including your phone, and get access to the Internet

On-site orientations may include a tour of the campus and other local sites to help you settle in. At orientations, you'll also meet other students (local, international, and/or from UC campuses) who will be part of your experience.

Students with dis/Abilities

Students with dis/abilities can and do study abroad. A successful experience is dependent upon careful planning, coordination, and communication.

Focus on programs that best fit your interests, academic goals, and career aspirations. You'll work with the staff at the disability services and study abroad offices on your UC campus. They can help you identify strategies to remain flexible and think creatively about accessibility and realities abroad as some international locations can be different than what you are typically accustomed to in the US. They can also help you get the necessary paperwork you'll need to apply.

After you apply, your UCEAP program specialist will coordinate with the institution abroad and connect you with those who can arrange for an accessible experience. If your needs cannot be accommodated at any point in the process, your advisors will help you choose another program. You will not be alone in this decision.