AFS - Gap Year Volunteer Program in Denmark

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Gap community service: Learn about Danish culture first-hand and make an impact in a community abroad by spending a year or semester with a Danish service organization after high school. You will work on a project based on your skills and interests, giving you a unique intercultural exchange as well as critical experience to benefit you in college and beyond. Past projects have included social programs, teaching, environmental initiatives, public health, elderly assistance, and continuing education. The most popular lunch is a traditional open-faced sandwich, or smörrebröd. Dinner is usually the main meal of the day and is often a time when the whole family is together. It usually includes meat or fish, potatoes, rice or pasta, and vegetables. Staples of the Danish diet include roast pork, fish, beans, Brussels sprouts, fresh vegetables, and grains.

You will work with AFS to determine your placement with an organization based on your skills and past experience. Placements include helping with social programs, teaching children, working in kindergartens, assisting the elderly, working in environmental projects, improving public health, or taking part in a Danish folk high school (a unique Danish concept for lifelong learning).

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AFS-USA (formerly the American Field Service), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, is a leader in intercultural learning and offers international exchange programs in more than 40 countries around the world through independent, nonprofit AFS...