• Denmark
    • Aarhus
    • Copenhagen
26 - 52 weeks

Program Details

Academic Year Fall Winter Year Round
Host Family
Primary Language
Age Min.
Age Max


Starting Price
What's Included
Accommodation Activities Airport Transfers Meals Transportation Travel Insurance
Jan 28, 2023
Jun 22, 2017
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About Program

Spend your gap year in Denmark with United Planet.

Choose to volunteer abroad for 6 months to a year and work with local communities on community service projects while staying with a host family. Options include assisting the elderly, working with individuals with disabilities, participating in child-focused projects, and teaching your native language as a conversation partner, usually English, French, or Spanish. Visit the United Planet website for more information on gap year volunteer programs in Denmark.

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Program Highlights

  • Master the Art of Danish Hygge
  • Head to the Top of Rundetarn Tower
  • Be Mesmerized by the Colors of Nyhavn


United Planet Service Scholarships

Several scholarships are available for those looking to volunteer for a short or long-term period abroad with the non-profit organization United Planet, who work with communities in over 35 countries around the world.

$250 - $5,000

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Yes, I recommend this program

Fresh out of high school and it changed my life!

I completed my TEFL course at Samui TEFL in March 2014. It was one of the most interesting courses I have done as Katherine keeps you engaged at all times and makes sure you really understand your work. The hands on experience with Thai children is really beneficial as you would not get that experience with an online course and it gives you a taste of what being an ESL teacher is all about. I was 18-years-old when I did the course and I did not struggle to find a great job as Katherine and Rosanne helped me through the entire process and they are great support. I wish I could go back and redo the course as I enjoyed it way more than any college courses I've ever completed.

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Yes, I recommend this program

Best Year Ever

Volunteering with United Planet and ICYE-Denmark was hands down one of the best experiences I've been a part of. From the beginning with Pre-Departure Training United Planet made sure I was prepared for every possible scenario and answered all of my (many) questions. Even after I had departed for my year long quest United Planet was there to lend support, with Meggie (the long term coordinator) checking in each month to see how I was doing. Also, the ICYE-Denmark team did an amazing job of making sure their volunteers were safe and taken care of; every three months we had mandatory weekend check-ins in Odense where the Danish ICYE-volunteers would gather the exchangees and help them through different things like conflict management, every day struggles, homesickness, culture shock, etc. At first I was hesitant about going to Denmark because it wasn't my first choice country but ultimately I'm glad I went because it turned out to be the right country and the right experience. I had the opportunity to volunteering as an English teaching assistant in a Christian school in Copenhagen. From the moment I arrived at the school I was embraced with open arms and treated like part of the community. I was given the chance to be a part of almost all of the English classes for grade 3 through 9 and was part of the after school program with the younger children. As someone who hopes to have a long career in teaching English, it was amazing to be a part of this small school and to experience first hand what the education system was like in other countries.

In addition Denmark is such a rich and exciting country that is filled with so much to see and do. Copenhagen has such a rich history to explore and a vibrant culture; there was never a dull moment and simply walking around the city was enough to entertain me. In addition I was given the chance to explore other areas of the country from the abandoned World War 2 bunkers, to the author HC Anderson's house, and I even got to stand at the highest point of the country where two different oceans merge into one!

Overall United Planet and ICYE-Denmark go out of their way to immerse you into Danish culture and give you the full Danish experience during your stay. From a traditional Danish Christmas, to Fastelavn (the Danish version of our Halloween), to every day life and learning the Danish language, I walked away from the end of my program feeling like I truly created another home for myself in Denmark, bonding with a country and making friends that I know I'll stay in touch with.

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Response from United Planet

Taylor, we love hearing about your experience in Denmark! It sounds like you were truly immersed in the culture and able to form some incredibly meaningful relationships with those in the community where you served. We appreciate your volunteer service and look forward to you staying involved with United Planet!

Questions & Answers

You will be given a host family that has been vetted and chosen for you as part of your program!

Hi Maria, we can accommodate 2 people in a program if you wish to travel as a couple! We can make sure to place you in the same project site and host family. Thanks - The United Planet Team