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Experience A Taste Of Scandinavia…
There’s no wonder that Denmark is known to have the “happiest citizens in the world”, in a country that has a perfect balance of natural beauty and electric city life. In fact, the capital city ‘Copenhagen’, was recently nominated for two consecutive years as the “most liveable city in the world” by Monocle (a renowned global magazine). In only a matter of months, you could be embarking on your own adventure to study in Denmark on your very own WEP student exchange program!
The southern-most of the Nordic countries, the Kingdom of Denmark enjoys a healthy, tongue-in-cheek rivalry with its Scandinavian neighbours, Sweden and Norway. When you arrive in Denmark, one of the first things you will notice is the shear number of bicycles. Danish cities are ranked as some of the most bicycle-friendly in the world, with comprehensive bicycle lane systems in most cities.
The stunning Øresund Bridge links the capital, Copenhagen, with the Swedish city of Malmö. At 7845 metres, the bridge is the longest combined road and rail bridge in Europe. The interconnected nature of Denmark is reflected in its people, who are resourceful, open and loving. Just ask Aussie Mary Donaldson, who recently became the Crown Princess of Denmark!
Being a foreigner is Denmark will probably mean that you will need to make the first move to say hello. To some travellers, Danes can seem a bit distant, however you will soon realise that it is their culture not to intrude on other peoples personal space. After realising this simple cultural distinction, you will discover that most Danes are very approachable, friendly and helpful!
Inspired by the Danish lifestyle? Keep reading below to find out more about what it would be like to live and study in Denmark as a WEP exchange student!
|November 2023||Short Term||$ 11,250||4 July 2023|
|January 2024||Short Term||$ 11,950||29 August 2023|
|January 2024||Semester||$ 13,250||29 August 2023|
|January 2024||Academic Year||$ 15,450||29 August 2023|
|August 2024||Short Term||$ 11,950||12 March 2024|
|August 2024||Semester||$ 13,250||12 March 2024|
|August 2024||Academic Year||$ 15,450||12 March 2024|
A flight surcharge may be applied if at the time of making flight bookings airlines are charging significantly higher airfares.
For August and January departures, a 3 day / 2 night Orientation in Copenhagen or Oslo at arrival
In Denmark students attend either a 'Folkeskole', 'state vocational training school' or 'gymnasium' high school. While students can be placed in any of these schools, gymnasium is the most common.
The school year runs from August to June and school hours are typically between 8am and 3pm. Gymnasium focuses on either the study of business, science or the humanities.
In Denmark there is only one official language; Danish. While Danish may be the national language, a large majority of Danes also speak fluent English, due to English being a compulsory subject from first grade.
How hard is it to learn Danish in Australia? MODERATE. 23-24 weeks OR 575-600 class hours are required to become proficient in Danish. Fast-track your language studies on exchange!
In the summertime, the temperatures in Denmark are often described as pleasant, with temperatures reaching just over 20°C. The winters in Denmark are filled with snow, ice and cold temperatures (as low as -30°C) - great for building snowmen!
Depending on daylight saving, Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane are between 9 to 10 hours ahead of Denmark.
1 AUD 5.10 DKK
15.5 7.0 °C
16.6 8.6 °C
16.9 8.6 °C