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, 2019

Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Deadline: November 1, 2019
  • Dates: Jan 2 – 22, 2020
  • 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

  • Excursions may include destinations such as Ribe - the oldest town in Denmark, founded by Vikings, Århus - 2017 European Cultural Capital, or Skagen - the country’s nethermost town.
  • Faculty-led visits to contemporary arts exhibitions help students explore the program topics in a cultural context.
  • Experience Copenhagen’s transformation from a Viking fishing village founded in the 10th century to a world-leader in sustainability and innovation, with visits to the National Museum of Denmark.

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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Program Details

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What you need to know

The program details

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.


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  • 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.

  • Grading

    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.

  • 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.


  • Overall GPA

    A minimum GPA of 2.5 is required.

Course Information

Program Credit
Total credit: 3 semester/4.5 quarter credits

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

Language of Instruction

1 CIEE elective course

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.


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Scholarships & Grants

CIEE offers more than $8 million in 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:

  • Global Access Initiative (GAIN) Grants

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.


  • Tuition
  • Housing
  • Advising before you depart to set goals and answer questions
  • Optional on-site airport pick-up
  • Multi-day on-site orientation – introducing students to Copenhagen society and culture, and the CIEE academic program.
  • Full-time program leadership and support in your host city
  • Cultural and/or Co-curricular Activities
  • Insurance and other travel benefits, with CIEE iNext
  • 24/7 emergency on-site support


No Hidden Fees


Application Due

Start Date

End Date

Fees & Housing

January 2020 Nov 1, 2019 Jan 2, 2020 Jan 22, 2020
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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 = $2,053 **

Housing = $950

Insurance = $47

Total Fees = $3,350

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 = $450

International Airfare = $1,150

Local Transportation = $70

Books & Supplies = $25

Personal expenses = $700

Total Estimated Costs = $2,395

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 to study on CIEE programs through a School of Record will be charged a $500 administrative fee in addition to the Program Fees listed.

* non-refundable

** direct cost of education charged uniformly to all students

r?ound-trip based on U.S. East Coast departure

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, ask your college or university study abroad advisor if your school charges additional fees for study abroad.

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