Copenhagen, Denmark

Summer in Copenhagen

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Information for term Summer in Copenhagen

Application deadline, and cost information.

Application Deadline

April 1, 2023
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Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Deadline: April 1, 2023
  • Dates: May 15 – Jun 24, 2023 (6 weeks)
  • Credit: 6 - 7 per Block semester hours / 9 - 10.5 per Block quarter hours
  • Eligibility: 2.5 Overall GPA

Application Deadline

April 1, 2023
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Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Deadline: April 1, 2023
  • Dates: Jun 26 – Aug 5, 2023 (6 weeks)
  • Credit: 6 - 7 per Block semester hours / 9 - 10.5 per Block quarter hours
  • Eligibility: 2.5 Overall GPA

Application Deadline

April 1, 2023
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days
hours

Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Deadline: April 1, 2023
  • Dates: May 15 – Aug 5, 2023 (12 weeks)
  • Credit: 6 - 7 per Block semester hours / 9 - 10.5 per Block quarter hours
  • Eligibility: 2.5 Overall GPA

Overview

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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 four, eight, 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. 

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement

CIEE is requiring all participants to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 before traveling on programs. Read more ›

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.

  • 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

    50

Location & Culture

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 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.

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. 

Daily Life

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  • Housing

    Residence Halls: Most students will stay in a dorm room at a residence hall. The residence hall is inhabited by other international students, local students, and young professionals. Each dorm room is equipped with a kitchenette and an attached bathroom, with single and double bedrooms. There are also shared common spaces; each floor has a large communal kitchen, multiple study and hangout areas, and a gym.   

    Apartments: Some students may be housed in shared apartments with other CIEE students. Each apartment will have double bedrooms and shared common spaces, such as a kitchen and bathroom.  

    Accepted students can indicate a housing preference, but final housing assignments are solely at the discretion of CIEE. 
     
    The maximum commute expected from residence halls or apartments is 30 minutes, either by bike or public transportation. Depending on the residence hall or apartment students are placed in, the distance from housing to CIEE Copenhagen can vary.

  • Meals

    Students can prepare their own meals in shared kitchen facilities. Students also may explore the myriad restaurants in the neighborhood.

Copenhagen, Denmark

Where You'll Study

  • A

    CIEE Study Center

     

  • B

    Amalienborg Palace

    The residence of Queen Margarethe

  • C

    The Royal Opera House

    Five of the 14 stories are subterranean. The main stage of the opera seats an audience of 1,400.

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

Academics

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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 

Language Prerequisites

There are no specific language requirements for this program.

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

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

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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 2023 CIEE Courses

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Summer Block I

Course
Language
Semester Credit

Summer Block II

Course
Language
Semester Credit

Summer 2022 CIEE Courses

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Summer Session I

Course
Language
Semester Credit

Summer Session II

Course
Language
Semester Credit

Summer Session III

Course
Language
Semester Credit

Summer 2023 Course List (syllabi available soon)

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Block I:

  • (GI) ENVI 2006 CPDK - Climate Change Science and Policy
  • ENVI 3101 CPDK - Sustainable City Planning in Copenhagen
  • SOCI 2101 CPDK - The Study of Scandinavian Happiness
  • (GI) PUBH 3004 CPDK - Family, Schools, and Child Development
  • NONCR DANI CPDK - Survival Danish

Block II:

  • (GI) COMM 3009 CPDK - Media, Gender and Identity
  • (GI) PUBH 3010 CPDK - Global Health and Emerging Diseases
  • HIST 2101 CPDK - Vikings in the Conquest of Europe
  • (GI) COMM 3301 CPDK - Intercultural Communication and Leadership
  • NONCR DANI CPDK - Survival Danish

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

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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
  • CIEE Stem Scholarship

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

Summer Block I 2023 6 weeks Apr 1, 2023 May 15, 2023 Jun 24, 2023
$6,650
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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 = $5,503 **

Housing = $650

Insurance = $197

Total Fees = $6,650

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.

* non-refundable

** direct cost of education charged uniformly to all students

Summer Blocks I, II 2023 12 weeks Apr 1, 2023 May 15, 2023 Aug 5, 2023
$13,300
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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 = $11,503 **

Housing = $1,300

Insurance = $197

Total Fees = $13,300

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

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.

* non-refundable

** direct cost of education charged uniformly to all students

Summer Block II 2023 6 weeks Apr 1, 2023 Jun 26, 2023 Aug 5, 2023
$6,650
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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 = $5,503 **

Housing = $650

Insurance = $197

Total Fees = $6,650

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

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.

* non-refundable

** direct cost of education charged uniformly to all students

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
Travel Protection
CIEE iNext and a local liability insurance
24/7 emergency on-site support

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Get Started

Here's what you need to do to take the next steps:
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    START AN APPLICATION
    You're one step closer to an amazing study abroad experience! 

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  • 2

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

  • 3

    Contact Us

    Send us an email if you still have questions or need information about applying to this program.