Study Abroad in Copenhagen

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Explore Copenhagen, Denmark

Cosmopolitan, culturally rich, environmentally conscious, clean, safe, and filled with exceptional universities, students are flocking to this former Viking village to enjoy its many benefits and finding it extremely livable.

Sightseeing in Copenhagen
Bike excursion in Copenhagen

Every CIEE semester program has frequent cultural excursions uniquely designed to complement the program’s academics and enhance students’ cultural immersion. In Copenhagen, students might:

  • Take the train across the bridge to Sweden and visit the charming student city – Lund and the third largest city in Sweden - Malmø
  • Visit Helsingør (including Kronborg Castle, the harbor and medieval town),
  • Visit Århus (2017 European Cultural Capital) the second largest city in Denmark
  • Have dinner with a Danish family to experience Danish hygge – a quality of coziness and comfortable conviviality that engenders a feeling of contentment or well-being


CIEE Copenhagen
Our Center in Copenhagen is part of the CIEE Open Campus Block Network and features modern classrooms, a student lounge, and space for cultural and academic events. Students enjoy easy access to nearby shops, restaurants, and public transportation in order to get the most out of the whole city.


Depending on their program of study and availability, students may be able to participate in an internship or volunteer. In Copenhagen, students can take part in city-wide opportunities to volunteer at local festivals and sporting events. In addition, students can become an active member of the Copenhagen professional environment with an internship at a local business.

Study Programs - CIEE Copenhagen

Pocket Guide to Copenhagen

  • Currency
    Danish Krone

    Spoken Languages
    Danish, English

    Available Transportation
    S-train, metro, bus, feet

    Famous Local
    Mads Mikkelsen – actor who played Le Chiffre in Casino Royal, among many other roles Danish and international films

  • Climate
    Warm, pleasant summers; windy, cold winters; mild spring and fall

    Did you know?
    Even though Denmark is part of the European Union, you cannot pay with the Euro (only the Danish Krone is accepted)

  • Airport
    Copenhagen Airport, Kastrup (CPH)

    Social Norms
    Danes are quite private and reserved, so don't expect a lot of small talk with people you don't know!

    What to Pack
    Backpack, comfortable shoes, umbrella

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What People are Saying

  • "I would be likely to recommend the program because I think it was really well set up for us to succeed. You put us in great apartments and offered enough structured activities to help us get a feel for the city, but also gave us lots of free time."

    Holly S., University of Iowa
  • "The staff at CIEE Copenhagen were incredible and helped ensure that I had a great experience."

    Ruth Peach N., Albion College
  • "It has been a wonderful experience and I have met so many people and staff that have changed my world perspective. They all deserve a gold star."

    Grant C., Villanova University
  • "I would highly recommend CIEE for people interested in studying abroad because it offers a different kind of experience. The program is smaller in many cities than other programs, which offers more close-knit connections and a rotation of new people that still offers change and new connections to be made."

    Ava W., University of Colorado-Boulder