Denmark

Denmark is a wealthy country in the northern part of Europe that is ruled by a constitutional monarchy.  Denmark is known for having one of the highest standards of living in the world and for having some of the world’s happiest people.  Denmark has a border on Germany, but the rest of the country is on water, with many islands.  There is no language requirement to go on exchange to Denmark, however it is strongly advised to begin private lessons in Danish before beginning exchange.

School

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Credit: Leah from Vic

The Danish school system is based on the concept of learning to take responsibility for your own “learning for life”. This results in teaching where students always play a very active democratic role in lessons and very often assignments are given to be solved collaboratively in groups. It also requires that the students find their information themselves, with a high level of criticism and of course, counselling of the teachers.
This way of teaching and learning has made the Danish youth a group of very involved and mature students in the way that they know that what they learn, they learn for them, and not for the teacher.  There are no school uniforms in Denmark and the dress code is quite free—also for the teachers.

Family

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Credit: Leah from Vic

Your new host family will greet you as a son or a daughter and be prepared to make you a part of their life.
YFU Denmark has all kinds of host families: mum, dad and children, single parents, couples without children, couples with small children, couples who’s children already moved out and they are placed all over the country —they all have one thing in common though, they are looking forward to welcoming you in their homes.  Equality between men and women is high in Denmark. Most women have a full time job, so household chores are taken care of by the whole family not only the mum. Also women have equal power of authority over children, finances etc.  Most Danish families sit down to eat supper together.

Special Programs

YFU Denmark offers a specialist program Classical Music.  Please contact YFU Australia for prices, departure dates and more information

Program Departure Price Discount Deadline Application Deadline
Year August 2018 $10,300 AUD February 28, 2018 April 1, 2018
Semester August 2018 $9,300 AUD February 28, 2018 April 1, 2018
Year January 2019 $10,300 AUD June 30, 2018 September 1, 2018
Semester January 2019 $9,300 AUD June 30, 2018 September 1, 2018