What is a Danish folk college?
Danish folk colleges are a unique concept and part of the non-formal educational system in Denmark. Classes are based on dialogue and mutual learning between teachers and students. The students stay at the college during the course. Living at a folk college is very much about intercultural awareness and personal growth. Students are usually young people between 18 and 30 years but there are a few youth folk colleges for younger students aged between 16.5 and 19. The colleges aim to attract students who wish to develop their skill and understanding in their particular field of interest and who also wish to develop personally and become more clear about their future direction. Folk colleges are NOT to be compared with universities, academies or professional schools where learning is much more formalized and generally with exams. Read more about Danish folk colleges HERE.
More about this particular folk college
This particular is located on the Jutland peninsular, about 10 km from Aarhus – the second largest city in Denmark with approx. 260.000 inhabitants.
You will have the opportunity to take part in courses within the following subjects: Danish & Denmark, Citizenship, Film, Photography, Design, Drama, Music, Sports and Arts. You will study together with young people from both Denmark and around the world.
Read more about the Egå youth folk college HERE.
- All costs in connection with the your participation in this program are included: such as food, accommodation and orientations. However, you will need to bring pocket money for your own spending. Denmark is an expensive country so it is recommended having a minimum of USD 170 per month.
- You will be met by AFS on arrival to Copenhagen airport and helped board the train for your folk college.
- You will be invited to mid-term orientations with AFS which are held in April and November.