Copenhagen
Copenhagen, Denmark

Summer in Copenhagen

Study Program

Dates

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6 weeks

Costs

Credit

6 - 7 per Block semester hours

9 - 10.5 per Block quarter hours

Eligibility

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Dates

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12 weeks

Costs

Credit

6 - 7 per Block semester hours

9 - 10.5 per Block quarter hours

Eligibility

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Dates

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6 weeks

Costs

Credit

6 - 7 per Block semester hours

9 - 10.5 per Block quarter hours

Eligibility

Application Deadline

The application deadline has passed.

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Tentative Dates

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4 weeks

Credit

6 - 7 per Block semester hours

9 - 10.5 per Block quarter hours

Eligibility

Application Deadline

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Tentative Dates

-

4 weeks

Credit

6 - 7 per Block semester hours

9 - 10.5 per Block quarter hours

Eligibility

Application Deadline

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Tentative Dates

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8 weeks

Credit

6 - 7 per Block semester hours

9 - 10.5 per Block quarter hours

Eligibility

Application Deadline

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Overview

Experience Copenhagen at its best – during the summer, when the days are long, the festivals are full-throttle, and the harbor pools are beckoning. CIEE's Summer in Copenhagen program offers students six or twelve weeks of study abroad in English, with courses across humanities, environmental studies, design, history, and more. During this exciting summer abroad, you will soak in the Danish sun during frequent co-curricular activities designed to take learning outside of the classroom and guarantee an authentic understanding of the history and culture of the Scandinavian people. 

Build Your Summer Adventure
Select one or two six-week blocks at any CIEE Open Campus Block location. Stay in Copenhagen for both blocks or go mobile and spend your second block in Berlin, Buenos Aires, Cape Town, Dublin, Kyoto, London, Madrid, Monteverde, Paris, Rome, Santiago, Shanghai, Singapore, Sydney, or Yucatan. 

Unique Experiences

Find out firsthand why

Denmark is rated one of the happiest countries in the world.

Explore Copenhagen’s

unique architectural mix of old and new while the days are long, and the sun is out.

Live in the world’s first

officially designated “Bike City” and explore it entirely on two wheels.

46.1 %

Of Denmark’s Electricity Generated by Wind Power in 2020

8,754

KM Length of Coastline in the Small Country of Denmark

51

The Number of Years Queen Margrethe Ii Has Been Ruler

Experience
  • copenhagen black boats in canal
  • copenhagen bike storage path

The Destination

 Copenhagen has considerably transformed in the past decade and emerged as a "must-stop" destination in Europe. Fine dining, natural wines, and its reputation as an environmentally friendly city have earned top billing from foodies, oenophiles, students, and those seeking refuge in "the happiest country in the world." Despite playing host to more than 600,000 residents, Copenhagen retains an old-world, small village feel – with more bicycles than cars traveling its streets. In Europe's safest capital city, students discover an endless array of cultural activities, history, architecture, and more.


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.

The Culture

copenhagen denmark sunset students on rocks

Excursions & Activities

  •  Take a trip to explore Hamlet’s Castle in Helsingør - just one of many castles harboring the stories of Scandinavia’s past.  
  • Take an overnight trip to the CO2-neutral Island of Samsø to explore the beautiful landscape and learn how they have worked to make the island CO2-neutral. Visit the world-renowned Energy Academy, the UN Global Climate Action Award winner, in 2021.  
  • 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. 

Program Blogs

From CIEE

Pros and Cons: Study Abroad in Copenhagen

By College Study Abroad Ambassador at CIEE

By: Isabella del Rosario When studying abroad you will likely visit lots of different types of cities. Some you will really enjoy and some maybe not so much. During my... keep reading

From CIEE

My Five Favorite Places to Go In Copenhagen

By College Study Abroad Ambassador at CIEE

By: Emmet Anderson The Louisiana Museum I genuinely think the Louisiana Museum in Humlebaek is the greatest museum I’ve ever been to. For starters, the location is impeccable. On the... keep reading

From CIEE

Finding the Meaning of Hygge

By College Study Abroad Ambassador at CIEE

By: Emmet Anderson When I was trying to decide what city to study abroad in this summer, I stumbled upon a video about Copenhagen with the concept of Hygge at... keep reading

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

  • "It was an amazing experience and everything was super enjoyable"

    Shannon S., Goucher College

Housing
Academics

Academics

 Students take two credit-bearing courses each block of attendance. Students can also enroll in an optional Survival Danish course (non-credit) during a single block. In-class work is augmented with co-curricular visits to the city’s rich variety of cultural institutions and organizations relevant to the course offering. 

CIEE 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. 

GPA

2.5 

Additional Requirements

Please refer to the detailed Program Essential Eligibility Criteria.

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.

Requirements

All students must enroll in two credit-bearing CIEE courses per block. 

Program Credit

  • One block: 6-7 U.S semester/9-10.5 quarter credits 
  • Two blocks: 12-14 U.S. semester/18-21 quarter credits 

Course Credit

  • CIEE courses: 3 U.S. semester/4.5 quarter credits; 45 contact hours per session
  • CIEE Communicative Danish Language course: 1 U.S. semester/1.5 quarter credits; 15 contact 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

Each course is a full semester of content, covered in a six-week block. This means the pace is accelerated, and the workload is demanding. Courses are designed to follow U.S. academic culture and standards. The class environment typically features a combination of traditional lectures and discussions with co-curricular excursions and activities. Heavy emphasis is placed on student participation. To avoid falling behind, students should not plan personal travel away from the city when classes are in session but rather plan trips for the weekends in-between blocks. 

Class Format

The U.S. grading scale of A-F is used. Students are graded on the basis of attendance, class participation, homework, project work, presentations, and midterm and final examinations. Each course is guided by a set of learning outcomes, which are assessed continuously throughout the block.  

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. 

Grading

The U.S. grading scale of A-F is used. Students are graded on attendance, class participation, homework, project work, presentations, and midterm and final examinations.

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

Course Information

Course Notes

  • Courses are listed below by block and track; course list subject to change. Courses are in English unless otherwise noted. “GI” denotes courses that are offered at multiple CIEE locations. 
  • Students can enroll in an optional Survival Danish course (non-credit) during a single block. 

Summer Block I 2024

Course
Language
Semester Credit

Summer Block II 2024

Course
Language
Semester Credit

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.
"(GI)" denotes courses that originated at CIEE's Global Institutes and that are offered at multiple CIEE sites.

Scholarships

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
  • MSI Grant
  • CIEE Stem Scholarship

To be considered, submit the CIEE Scholarships & Grants application within your CIEE program application.

Learn more about scholarships

Dates & Fees

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

Program Summer Block I 2024 6 weeks Application Due Deadline Passed Start Date End Date Fees & Housing $6,950
Program Summer Blocks I, II 2024 12 weeks Application Due Deadline Passed Start Date End Date Fees & Housing $13,900
Program Summer Block II 2024 6 weeks Application Due Deadline Passed Start Date End Date Fees & Housing $6,950
Program Summer Block I 2025 4 weeks Start Date * End Date *
Program Summer Block II 2025 4 weeks Start Date * End Date *
Program Summer Blocks I, II 2025 8 weeks Start Date * End Date *

*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.

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 protection with benefits.

Participation Confirmation = $300*

Educational Costs = $4,453**

Housing = $2,000

Insurance = $197

Total Fees = $6,950

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 = $533

International Airfare = $1,300††

Local Transportation = $130†††

Books & Supplies = $25

Visa Fees = $0††††

Personal expenses = $150

Total Costs = $2,138

Optional Housing

CIEE accommodation options are detailed in the Housing section. Based on availability, Select or Select Plus Housing can be chosen during the application process for an additional fee. Housing is assigned on a first-come, first-served basis; however, other factors may also be considered.

Select Housing Fee = $300^

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.

See Scholarships

*non-refundable

**direct cost of education charged uniformly to all students

For groceries if you plan on making your own meals, budget more money if you plan on eating out regularly.

††Calculated based on a return ticket to and from JFK in New York

†††Calculated based on what a commuter card between our study center and our furthest away housing costs for two months in total

††††No VISA required for US students staying less than 90 days in the Schengen zone

^first-come, first serve, based on availability

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 protection with benefits.

Participation Confirmation = $300*

Educational Costs = $9,403**

Housing = $4,000

Insurance = $197

Total Fees = $13,900

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 = $1,066

International Airfare = $2,600††

Local Transportation = $260†††

Books & Supplies = $50

Visa Fees = $0††††

Personal expenses = $300

Total Costs = $4,276

Optional Housing

CIEE accommodation options are detailed in the Housing section. Based on availability, Select or Select Plus Housing can be chosen during the application process for an additional fee. Housing is assigned on a first-come, first-served basis; however, other factors may also be considered.

Select Housing Fee = $600^

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.

See Scholarships

*non-refundable

**direct cost of education charged uniformly to all students

For groceries if you plan on making your own meals, budget more money if you plan on eating out regularly.

††Calculated based on a return ticket to and from JFK in New York

†††Calculated based on what a commuter card between our study center and our furthest away housing costs for two months in total

††††No VISA required for US students staying less than 90 days in the Schengen zone

^first-come, first serve, based on availability

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 protection with benefits.

Participation Confirmation = $300*

Educational Costs = $4,453**

Housing = $2,000

Insurance = $197

Total Fees = $6,950

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 = $533

International Airfare = $1,300††

Local Transportation = $130†††

Books & Supplies = $25

Personal expenses = $150

Total Costs = $2,138

Optional Housing

CIEE accommodation options are detailed in the Housing section. Based on availability, Select or Select Plus Housing can be chosen during the application process for an additional fee. Housing is assigned on a first-come, first-served basis; however, other factors may also be considered.

Select Housing Fee = $300^

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.

See Scholarships

*non-refundable

**direct cost of education charged uniformly to all students

For groceries if you plan on making your own meals, budget more money if you plan on eating out regularly.

††Calculated based on a return ticket to and from JFK in New York

†††Calculated based on what a commuter card between our study center and our furthest away housing costs for two months in total

^first-come, first serve, based on availability

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 protection with benefits.

Estimated Costs

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

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.

See Scholarships

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 protection with benefits.

Estimated Costs

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

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.

See Scholarships

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 protection with benefits.

Estimated Costs

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

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.

See Scholarships

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 travel protection

24/7 emergency on-site support

Staff

Our Staff

Robert Cassidy

Center Director

Robert Cassidy brings a background in neuroscience and extensive leadership experience in higher education. Originally from New Orleans, Rob studied biology and neuroscience in Washington, D.C., before conducting research in...

Olsi Kusta

Academic Director

Olsi Kusta has been the academic director for CIEE Copenhagen since March and brings very diverse professional career that blends practice-oriented research skills with problem solving approaches in logistics and...

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