Copenhagen, Denmark

January in Copenhagen

Study Gender and Sexuality
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Information for term January in Copenhagen

Application deadline, and cost information.

Application Deadline

November 1, 2021

Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Tentative Dates: Dec 27, 2021 – Jan 17, 2022
  • Credit: 3 semester hours / 4.5 quarter hours
  • Eligibility: 2.5 Overall GPA


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Spend January immersed in Danish culture and earning credits exploring gender and sexuality through gender-themed contemporary artistic productions. Coursework is taught in English at the CIEE Global Institute – Copenhagen and complemented with immersive co-curricular activities designed to increase intercultural understanding.

Unique Experiences

  • Find out why

    Denmark is rated one of the happiest countries in the world

  • Explore

    Copenhagen’s unique architectural mix of old and new

  • Live in a city

    designated the world’s first “Bike City”: even in winter

Location & Culture

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The capital city has a population of approximately two million in the metropolitan area, with a cosmopolitan city atmosphere, and rich cultural offerings. Copenhagen is known for being an environmentally friendly city where cars share the streets with bicycle commuters. The public transportation system is efficient, clean, and easily accessible - consisting of buses, trains, metro lines, and ferries. The Metro brings passengers from the Kastrup International Airport to the city center in twenty minutes. Crime is low in Copenhagen and it remains one of the safest capital cities in Europe.

Excursions & Activities

  • Visits to contemporary arts exhibitions to explore program topics in a cultural context.
  • Tours of the National Museum of Denmark to explore Copenhagen’s transformation from a Viking fishing village founded in the 10th century to a world-leader in sustainability and innovation.

Daily Life

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  • Housing

    Hostel: Located in a busy downtown part of the city, a 15-minute walk from the Global Institute. The rooms offer private and comfortable bunks, and each room has a private bathroom. Students will have access to a shared kitchen, study area, screening rooms, laundry facilities, a gym and indoor pool, as well as a large lounge, bar and café area. The rooms are cleaned every 4 days.  Final housing assignments are solely at the discretion of CIEE.

  • Meals

    Meals are not included. Students prepare their own meals in shared kitchen facilities. CIEE provides basic cooking utensils and cleaning supplies. Students also may explore the myriad restaurants in the neighborhood.

Copenhagen, Denmark

Where You'll Study

  • A


    The residence of Queen Margarethe

  • B

    The Little Mermaid


  • C

    The Royal Opera



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January in Copenhagen explores Danish culture and society through a focus on gender and sexuality. Students take the required course, Gender and Sexuality, and take part in theme-related excursions to the city’s rich variety of cultural institutions.

CIEE Global Institute – Copenhagen is located in the city center 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.



Language Prerequisites

There are no specific language requirements for this program.

Program Requirements

1 CIEE elective course

Program Credit

Total credit: 3 semester/4.5 quarter credits

Course Credit

CIEE courses: 3 semester/4.5 quarter credits; 45 contact hours


Academic Culture

The program is made up of three weeks of classes with an intensive orientation beforehand. CIEE classes are designed to follow U.S. academic culture. Class attendance is strictly enforced both for classes and required co-curricular excursions. Each course covers a full semester of content, so the pace is accelerated, and the workload is demanding. Students should expect an average of two hours of preparation for each hour in class. To avoid falling behind, students should not plan personal travel out of Copenhagen when classes are in session.

Class Format

Courses taught at CIEE Copenhagen are for CIEE students only. Courses are taught Monday – Friday. Instruction is supported and augmented online by our learning management system, Canvas.


Assessment is based on the individual’s overall performance in the course, including essays, coursework, and final examinations or papers. Students must check with their professors to find out exam and project presentation dates. Under no circumstances will CIEE alter deadlines or exam dates for study abroad students who have made conflicting travel plans. The U.S. grading scale of A-F is used.

Language of Instruction



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Course Information


Note: This course listing is for informational purposes only and does not constitute a contract between CIEE and any applicant, student, institution, or other party. The courses, as described, may be subject to change as a result of ongoing curricular revisions, assignment of lecturers and teaching staff, and program development. Courses may be canceled due to insufficient enrollment.

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.


Application Due

Start Date

End Date

Fees & Housing

January 2022 Nov 1, 2021 Dec 27, 2021* Jan 17, 2022*

*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.

What's Included

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What's Included

Pre-departure Advising
Advising before you depart to set goals and answer questions
Optional on-site airport meet-and-greet
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
Travel Protection
CIEE iNext and a local liability insurance
24/7 emergency on-site support

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