Copenhagen, Denmark

Global Internship

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Information for term Global Internship

Application deadline, and cost information.

Application Deadline

May 1, 2023
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Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Deadline: May 1, 2023
  • Dates: Aug 14 – Dec 16, 2023 (18 weeks)

Overview

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CIEE Global Internship programs are built just for you. All of our locations offer a wide range of internship opportunities across a diverse set of industries. When you apply, we work directly with you to find an internship that suits your unique needs and professional goals. Internships are competitive and confirmed upon a successful interview. You will have an edge on the competition because CIEE helps you navigate the internship interview process. CIEE staff offer constructive resume revisions and provide you with the tools to succeed in your interview. Learn more about our personalized placement process.

The Danish capital city will be your home and workplace during this incredible program. Participate in an internship — based on your individual skills and interests—as you explore one of the world’s most historic and influential cities.

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    Learn from Scandinavian innovation and design

    Copenhagen integrates old and new architecture and design to create a modern European capital that still feels cozy and “hyggelig”

  • Work in one of Europe’s most bike-friendly cities

    enjoy the freedom and flexibility of eco-friendly commuting

  • Major industries headquartered in Copenhagen

    include Maersk, the world’s leader in shipping and logistics

  • OF DENMARK’S ELECTRICITY GENERATED BY WIND POWER IN 2020

    46.1%
  • KM LENGTH OF COASTLINE IN THE SMALL COUNTRY OF DENMARK

    8,754
  • THE NUMBER OF YEARS QUEEN MARGRETHE II HAS BEEN RULER

    49

Location & Culture

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Copenhagen has undergone a transformation in the past decade and has emerged as a “must-stop” destination in Europe. Fine dining, natural wines, and its reputation as an environmentally friendly city has earned top billing from foodies, students, and those seeking refuge in one of the “happiest countries in the world.” Despite playing host to over 600,000 residents, Copenhagen retains an old-world, small village feel – with more bicycles than cars traveling its streets. Students discover and endless array of cultural activity, history, architecture, and more, in one of Europe’s safest capitals.

CIEE wants all our students to feel welcomed, supported, and empowered to succeed while studying abroad. Local CIEE staff have provided details about conditions and cultural attitudes that students with specific identities might encounter in Copenhagen.

Excursions & Activities

  • Take a day-trip to explore Hamlet’s Castle in Helsingør - just one of many castles harboring the stories of Scandinavia’s past.
  • Explore the National Museum and see how Copenhagen transformed from a fishing village in the 10th century to a world leader in sustainability and innovation.
  • Experience Danish hygge – a lifestyle trend described as a quality of coziness and comfortable conviviality that engenders a feeling of contentment or well-being.

Professional Development

  • Take advantage of resume help and interviewing skills based on local business culture
  • Explore your own career path through workshops on personal branding, networking skills, and making the most of out your internship
  • Examine and develop your transferable skills through guidance and feedback from your supervisor and instructor

Daily Life

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  • Housing

    Residence hall: Students share a furnished room with another CIEE student in a student dormitory. Residences are located throughout the city within a 20-minute commute by bike to the CIEE Copenhagen Center.

  • Meals

    Meals are not included in the program housing. Students may prepare their own meals in a kitchenette or the residence hall’s shared kitchen facilities. CIEE provides basic cooking utensils and cleaning supplies. There is also a wide range of restaurants and cafes located nearby.

  • Getting Around

    Students commute to their internships and most program activities via bike or public transportation. Introduction to the modern and efficient bus, subway, and ferry system, as well as tips on where to rent and how to safely operate a bicycle in Copenhagen are provided during orientation. Students are responsible for their transportation costs.

Academics

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Academics

As a global intern in Copenhagen, you’ll work in a non-paying position within a wide range of opportunities across a diverse set of industries. Extracurricular excursions and cultural activities in and around London complement your coursework and immerse you in the history and culture of the city.

This semester-long program includes 6 weeks of academic coursework and a 12-week internship and academic seminar. Class environment varies depending on the course and is designed to follow U.S. academic culture and standards.

GPA

2.5

Language Prerequisites

There are no specific language requirements for this program.

Additional Requirements

Students participating in the Copenhagen Semester Global Internship program must maintain full-time student status at their home university while participating in the CIEE program and must have matriculated full-time at their home university at least three months prior to application. Students should be prepared to obtain a signed letter from their home university confirming student matriculation details.

Additional visa restrictions may apply and CIEE will advise students as part of the early application process. 

Individual courses may have additional prerequisites; for CIEE courses, these are listed in the syllabi below. Students are responsible for having their own course approval conversations with their advisors.

Program Requirements

Upon completing the two electives during the first 6-week block, students participate in an integrated academic seminar taught alongside the 12-week internship. The two 6-week elective courses, seminar and internship are required components of the program.

Explore culture, history, religion, and more with our course offerings. Students will enroll in:

  • Two Block I CIEE courses offered on a 6-week academic block system.
  • 12-week internship with an integrated online academic course.
  • Optional additional CIEE elective course in Block II and/or Block III.

PROGRAM CREDIT

Total credit: 12-18 U.S. semester/18-27 quarter credits

Course Credit

  • CIEE courses: 3 semester/4.5 quarter credits; 45 contact hours 
  • CIEE Internship: 6 U.S. semester/9 quarter credits; 45 academic course hours, 225-300 internship placement hours 

Individual courses may have additional prerequisites; for CIEE courses, these are listed in the syllabi below. Students are responsible for having their own course approval conversations with their advisors.

Academic Culture

CIEE courses are designed to follow U.S. academic culture and standards. The class environment for elective courses typically features a combination of traditional lecture and discussion. The integrated academic course which correlates with the 12-week internship is taught primarily in an online learning environment to complement the internship experience.  Students are expected to dress and behave professionally throughout their internship and are subject to the agreed-upon internship protocols arranged by CIEE and the host organization.

Class Format

Students begin by taking two Block I CIEE courses offered on a 6-week academic block system. All courses are customized for and open only to CIEE students. Elective classes include a combination of lectures, group work, presentations, and discussions. The second part of the program includes a12-week CIEE internship and required academic seminar and one optional CIEE elective course in Block II and/or Block III.

Except for the required Internship course, all courses are offered with the CIEE Open Campus program, and will therefore be shared with students on the program, and many are available in multiple CIEE locations. To help ensure you are able to enroll in the courses you need, some courses may be facilitated as a Hybrid course by an instructor from a location that is separate from your own. In a Hybrid course, you will learn either face-to-face or online, depending on your location. However, regardless of your location, you will apply what you learn from the instructor and course materials in your location. 

Grading

The U.S. grading scale of A-F is used. Final grades are based on class participation, homework, individual project work, presentations, and midterm and final exams. In the integrated academic course which correlates with the 12-week internship, students should expect to be assessed via assignments as outlined in the syllabus. Internship supervisors provide a written evaluation of progress towards internship goals at the conclusion of the placement.

Individual courses may have additional prerequisites; for CIEE courses, these are listed in the syllabi below. Students are responsible for having their own course approval conversations with their advisors.

Language of Instruction

English

Individual courses may have additional prerequisites; for CIEE courses, these are listed in the syllabi below. Students are responsible for having their own course approval conversations with their advisors.

Courses

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Course Information

Course Notes

  • All internships are offered in English.
  • Students should expect to spend 19-25 hours per week engaged in internship work
  • Block I courses are chosen from any of the courses offered through the Open Campus Block program in Block I. Courses are listed as “Fall Block I” and “Spring Block I” respectively.
  • The optional courses for Weeks 7-18 available for Block II and Block III are listed below. Students can only add one optional course per block (Block II and/or Block III).
  • Hybrid Courses 
    Some CIEE courses are offered in hybrid format to make them available at multiple program locations and increase your course choices. A hybrid class is taught synchronously in a classroom in one location, and students in the program at other CIEE locations join live online. All students have the same instructor and meet as one class. Co-curricular activities are tailored to each student’s location to promote local, experiential and intercultural learning for all. The syllabi show the location of instruction for all hybrid classes and from what program locations the course can be taken. Hybrid courses can be identified as those whose course codes end in “CIEE”.

Scholarships

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Scholarships & Grants

CIEE offers scholarships and grants annually to help students like you make your study abroad dream a reality.

Students who apply to this program are eligible for the following scholarships and grants:

  • Ping Scholarships for Academic Excellence
  • Global Access Initiative (GAIN) Grants
  • CIEE Gilman Go Global Grant

To be considered, submit the CIEE Scholarships & Grants application within your CIEE program application. Learn more at the Scholarships & Grants section of our website.

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Dates & Fees

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Dates & Fees

You get more for every dollar when you study abroad with CIEE, because our high-quality programs include everything from excursions to insurance. There are no hidden charges, and no disappointing surprises when you arrive.

Program

Application Due

Start Date

End Date

Fees & Housing

Spring 2023 18 weeks Nov 1, 2023 Jan 3, 2023* May 8, 2023*
Fall 2023 18 weeks May 1, 2023 Aug 14, 2023 Dec 16, 2023
$19,950
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Program Fees

CIEE offers the most student support of any provider in its program fee, including an airport greeting, full-time leadership and support, orientation, cultural activities, local excursions, pre-departure advising, and CIEE iNext travel insurance with benefits.

Participation Confirmation = $300

Educational Costs = $15,703

Housing = $3,750

Insurance = $197

Total Fees = $19,950

Estimated Costs

Students are responsible and manage costs related to travel, meals, books, and personal expenses. Below are estimates for consideration.

Meals not included in program fee = $2,700

International Airfare = $1,250

Local Transportation = $750

Books & Supplies = $150

Visa Fees = $325 ††

Personal expenses = $3,000

Total Estimated Costs = $8,175

Financial Aid

CIEE offers the most grants and scholarships of any study abroad organization, including $8 million/year in travel grants, merit-based scholarships, institutional and MSI grants, and Gilman Go Global Grants.

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This breakdown has been prepared from the program budget for the purpose of calculating eligibility for financial aid. During the course of program operations, actual figures may vary. It should not, therefore, be used as a basis for calculation of refunds. CIEE reserves the right to adjust fees at any time.

Students required by their US home institution to study abroad via CIEE's School of Record will be charged a $500 administrative fee in addition to the Program Fees listed.

round-trip based on US East Coast departure

†† Students staying for a semester in Copenhagen erquire a visa

*Dates for this program are provided as tentative dates. Please consult with your study abroad advisor to confirm dates before purchasing your flights.

To help you budget, keep in mind that students are responsible for the cost of international airfare, local transportation, books and supplies, visas, and personal expenses. In addition, your college or university may charge additional fees for study abroad, or may require you to receive a transcript via CIEE's School of Record, which carries an additional fee of $500.

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What's Included

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What's Included

Tuition
Housing
Pre-departure Advising
Advising before you depart to set goals and answer questions
Optional on-site airport meet-and-greet
Orientation
Introduction to your program plus practical information about living in your host city
On-site Staff
Full-time program leadership and support in your city
Cultural and/or Co-curricular Activities
Excursions and/or Study Tours
Travel Protection
CIEE iNext and a local liability insurance
24/7 emergency on-site support

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    START AN APPLICATION
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    CONNECT WITH YOUR CAMPUS STUDY ABROAD OFFICE 
    Share your plans and confirm you're on track to meet all required steps to go abroad. 

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