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 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.
More about this particular folk college
This folk college is located in the center of Denmark close to the sea and close to the town of Fredericia, a town of about 40.000 inhabitants.
You have two choices:
- you will either be part of the Cultural Base Camp and study Danish and European culture or
- you will be part of the Musical/Acting Base Camp and develop your performance skills
You will study alongside Danish students but all classes are conducted in English. On top of all the different subjects, there will be a number of trips to significant places in Denmark.
- All costs in connection with 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.