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 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 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 college focuses on making its students tolerant to the cultural diversity, learn about global citizenship and developing global perspectives. It is located on the Funen island, close to a town called Middelfart, which it has 40.000 inhabitants.
You will be part of the International Line and study together with young people from both Denmark and around the world.
Subjects are based on topics such as Democracy vs. Hegemony, Globalization vs. Nationalism, Terrorism, Migration, Sustainability, Otherness, Story Telling and Self Narration, The UN, The EU, etc. Classes and discussions are conducted in English.
As a student in this program you will also have the opportunity to take part in a range of practical workshops, such as art, handicraft, music, sport, Danish language and recycling design.
The program is a very « hand-on » program where you will work within your chosen subjects and also actively take part in the daily activities at the school.
Read more about the Brenderup folk college on http://brenderuphojskole.dk/?lang=en
- 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.