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.
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 in Fyn 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.
Students in this program 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 students will work within their chosen subjects and also actively take part in the daily work at the school.
See video on Yutube about this folk college and two other folk colleges offered through the SENTIO program. The link is: https://youtu.be/tnqsrtmJhFo
Students are invited to orientations with AFS; these are held in May and November.
Transportation costs in connection with orientations and activities under the program are covered.
Students will be received by AFS on arrival to Copenhagen airport and helped board the train for their folk college.
All costs in connection with the participants’ stay in Denmark are included: such as food, accommodation and orientations. However, participants will need to bring pocket money for the own spending. Denmark is an expensive country; it is recommended having a minimum of USD 170 per month.
Students at this particular folk college are required to pay an additional cost of 3500 dkk to cover a study trip (7-14 days) to another country in Europe and 875 dkk to cover rental of bed linen and bicycle.