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.

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:

  • Tour Helsinki or Tallinn
  • Visit Helsingør (including Kronborg Castle, the harbor and medieval town), Århus (2017 European Cultural Capital), or Skagen
  • Go on a weekend homestay to experience Danish hygge – a quality of coziness and comfortable conviviality that engenders a feeling of contentment or well-being


CIEE Global Institute – Copenhagen
Our Global Institute in Copenhagen is part of the CIEE Global Institute 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 - Copenhagen Global Institute

Pocket Guide to Copenhagen

  • Currency
    Danish Krone

    Spoken Languages
    Danish, English

    Available Transportation
    S-train, metro, bus, feet

    Famous Local
    Deepika Padukone – film actress, model, producer and winner of three Filmfare Awards

  • 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
    It's considered rude to ask personal questions about casual acquaintances

    What to Pack
    Backpack, comfortable shoes, umbrella

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