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This program gives you the opportunity to work in projects such as:

Arts organisations

If you have an education within or experience with arts you may work at an arts organization such as a theatre or other types of performing arts organizations. Your volunteer tasks would depend very much on your background and as a general rule you should expect to help with practical tasks in the daily work of the organization.

Cultural organisations

If you have a keen interest in culture, you may work in a museum or another type of cultural organisation. Your volunteer tasks would depend very much on your background and as a general rule you should expect to help with practical tasks in the daily work of the organization.

Folk colleges with an arts and culture profile

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 young young people between 18 and 30 years. 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 clear about their future direction. Many folk colleges offer courses within arts, music, theatre, dance, architecture, design and other creative subjects. As a volunteer at such a folk college you will help staff in the daily activities, organize activities for the student during evenings and weekends and also take part in some of the learning activities together with the students.

Practicalities

  • All costs in connection with your participation in this program are included: such as food, accommodation, language education 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 be taken directly to the on-arrival orientation. On day 3 they you will be helped board the train to your local community where your host family will meet you at the train station.
  • You will be invited to mid-term orientations with AFS which are held in April and November.

Program Details

  • Program Type
    • Language
    • Volunteering
  • Location
  • Program for an individual or for a group
    Individual
  • Program highlights
    • Get an insight in the Danish arts and cultural world
    • Get experience working within an arts and culture field of your interest
    • Take part in Danish classes and learn about Danish language and culture
    • Develop your strenghts and become clearer about your future

What's included in your experience

  • Housing
  • Host Family Placement
  • 24/7 Emergency Support
  • Meals
  • Global Competence Certificate
  • Continuous Support
  • Pre-Departure Orientation
  • Orientations during your time abroad
  • Re-entry Orientation
  • Access to Alumni Network
  • Worldwide Presence
  • 70 Years Experience
  • Individual Contact Person
  • Airport Pick-up
  • Domestic Transport
  • Medical Insurance
  • Community Service Placement
  • Language Instruction

What you are responsible for

  • Airfare