• Denmark
    • Copenhagen
Fall, J-Term, Spring, Summer
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Need-based funding, Merit-based funding, General grants/scholarships

Program Details

Program Type
Degree Level


Price Details
You get more for every dollar when you study abroad with CIEE! Our high-quality programs include tuition, housing, on-site airport pick-up, field trips and cultural activities, 24/7 on-site professional staff, and automatic iNext insurance. There are no hidden charges or surprises when you arrive, and scholarships opportunities are available!
What's Included
Accommodation Some Activities Classes Travel Insurance
Jun 04, 2024
Jul 05, 2024
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About Program

Cosmopolitan, culturally rich, environmentally conscious, clean, safe, and filled with exceptional universities, students are flocking to this former Viking village for its progressive outlook and eco friendly living.

Our Global Institute in Copenhagen is part of the CIEE Global Institute Network and features modern classrooms, a student lounge, and space for cultural and academic events. Students enjoy easy access to nearby shops, restaurants, and public transportation in order to get the most out of the whole city.

Courses are available in English and Dutch.

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Program Highlights

  • CIEE Copenhagen is located in central Copenhagen, a quick walk to Nyhavn harbor with its colorful boats and houses.
  • Visit Ribe (the oldest town in Denmark, founded by Vikings), Århus (2017 European Cultural Capital), or Skagen.
  • Depending on their program of study and availability, students may be able to participate in an internship or volunteer.
  • Do Copenhagen on your own terms by customizing your experience through the Open Campus program. Take one, two, or three six-week blocks, select your academic track from six options, then choose your courses from a wide range of subject areas.

Popular Programs

CIEE Copenhagen Semester Programs

Located in central Copenhagen, the Global Institute features modern classrooms, a student lounge, and space for cultural and academic events. Students enjoy easy access to nearby shops, restaurants, and public transportation in order to get the most out of the whole city.

CIEE Copenhagen January Programs

Spend January immersed in Danish culture and earning credits exploring gender and sexuality through gender-themed contemporary artistic productions.

Copenhagen landmak

With CIEE's Open Campus Block Programs, you can design your very own study abroad program to include up to three different locations for 6, 12 or 18 weeks.

Stay in one city the entire time or spend other blocks at our other Open Campus Block locations in Berlin, Buenos Aires, Cape Town, Copenhagen, Dublin, Kyoto, London, Madrid, Monteverde, Paris, Rome, Shanghai, Singapore, or Sydney.


Copenhagen, the charming capital of Denmark, welcomes students with its bike-friendly streets, picturesque canals, and a blend of modern design and historic charm. Explore the cozy cafes of Nyhavn, pedal through the city like a local, and discover the fairy-tale magic of the Tivoli Gardens, making Copenhagen an ideal destination for students seeking a perfect mix of Scandinavian cool and cultural exploration.

Copenhagen Sunset

Copenhagen retains an old-world, small village feel – with more bicycles than cars traveling its streets. In Europe's safest capital city, students discover an endless array of cultural activities, history, architecture, and more.

Program Reviews

4.95 Rating
based on 19 reviews
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  • 4 rating 5.26%
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  • Academics 4.3
  • Support 4.85
  • Fun 4.9
  • Housing 4.7
  • Safety 4.95
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Yes, I recommend this program

Global Internship in Copenhagen

I spent the summer in Copenhagen doing the Summer Global Internship and it was a wonderful experience. I learned so much about the Danish work culture through both the Internship Course and the Internship itself. I got to spend additional time on excursions and extracurricular activities with CIEE Staff, and these were great experiences with welcoming and kind people. I think this is a great opportunity for anyone who is interested in learning more about themselves and engaging and learning about different cultures.

What is your advice to future travelers on this program?
It is intimidating to travel to a new country and experience a culture and language you are not used to. But, it is 100% worth it. Put yourself out there, get out of your comfort zone, meet new people, and adventure around as much as you can. When you get to the end of the program you will have no regrets because you will grow so much as a person and learn so much about yourself.
  • Amazing Opportunties
  • Welcoming Staff
  • Beautiful City
  • Expensive
1 person found this review helpful.
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Mary Adelaide
Yes, I recommend this program

The perfect experience

I loved my experience working abroad through CIEE. It gave me a perfect experience to encourage me to move abroad post grad and have confidence in my skills. I was able to meet lifelong friends and make a connection with the workers at CIEE so that I felt comfortable being in a foreign country. I loved the culture of the city. It is very active and is full of people biking, walking, running, and even just sitting outside. It encouraged me to be outside way more than I was used to back in the US.

What is your advice to future travelers on this program?
Follow food events online and attend as many festivals, special events, etc as possible and meet as many new people as you can.
  • Welcoming for english speakers
  • Beautiful, active city
  • Great celebration culture
  • Expensive
  • Colder than expected
  • Harder to get out of your shell if you are solo
1 person found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program

A Life-Changing Experience

The CIEE study abroad program in Denmark was a journey that exceeded all my expectations. From the moment I set foot in this country, I was enveloped in a sense of warmth that I will carry with me forever. The program organizers meticulously crafted an itinerary that seamlessly blended academic rigor with cultural immersion. What truly set this program apart, was the unwavering encouragement from both faculty and students. To anyone considering studying abroad in Denmark, I wholeheartedly recommend this program! It’s a transformative journey of self-discovery and cultural exchange :)

What was the most unfamiliar thing you ate?
Jameson and I ordered hapsdog hotdogs… nestled in a warm toasted bun are these plump and juicy sausages that peek out of the top. They have a playful presentation and are delicious. If you find yourself in Denmark seeking out a hapsdog hotdog is essential to Danish cuisine.
  • Safety
  • English-friendly
  • Delicious food
  • Cold weather
  • Expensive
13 people found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program

CIEE January in Copenhagen

Dreary, dark, and gloomy were the first things that came to mind when I imagined Copenhagen, Denmark in January. Although the temperatures did not get very warm, Danish Hygge and lots of baked goods made my J-term abroad a wonderful experience. The food was consistently delicious, I did not have one bad meal in Copenhagen. There are a wide variety of bar scenes, so everyone can find a spot to unwind that suits their 'vibe.' Additionally, it is an extremely safe place to visit, and one can travel independently without fear, even in the early hours of the morning. There is shopping galore, from big name-brand stores like Magasin Du Nord to grungy thrift stores like Episode -- and most offer either a student discount, or a foreign discount with a passport. There is a photo op at every corner, but especially in the iconic Nyhavn, which is also home to a plethora of fine dining. Arts and culture are also abundant in Copenhagen. Most museums offer a student discount with a student ID, and are a great place to ride out foul weather while also learning more about the culture of the country. There are also opportunities to attend theatre and opera showcases. I attended two operas during my month in Copenhagen, and was charmed by the architecture and the stage craftsmanship. It is a great spot to visit if you are an introverted individual, as the Danish culture is not very 'chatty' – nobody is going to initiate small talk with you. However, I found that if I asked a question, they were willing to answer it and give me recommendations. Overall, I enjoyed my time, but I do wish that I had more of an opportunity to meet local people who were not involved with the CIEE program.

What is your advice to future travelers on this program?
My advice would be to take time every evening to plan your next day. In the afternoon after class, you should have a destination spot where you want to end up, and then make your way there, but stop along the way!
  • Never a bad meal, I was blown away with the quality of food here.
  • Monday-Thursday class schedule allows for a lot of free time
  • Copenhagen is very easy to navigate
  • Lack of communication from the CIEE staff -- the schedule was often not communicated until the day before, making planning difficult
  • Museums are not all that interesting in Copenhagen, often not worth the price (even with a student discount)
  • Even though almost everyone in Denmark can speak English, they speak Danish on a day-to-day basis, so it is hard to break into a conversation or make small talk with Danish natives
20 people found this review helpful.
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Summer Abroad in Copenhagen

Such an amazing experience in Copenhagen with this program! The classes were engaging, the staff was fantastic in getting us involved with cultural events, and the city felt easy to explore. I felt safe walking around on my own as a young woman, even at night. Almost everything was under a 30 minute walk from my housing, so I could easily roll out of bed and head to a museum or bakery. While the area is expensive, there were so many free cultural events to do and beautiful parks to hang out in. Overall, a great location to explore and a supportive program to help you during the experience.

45 people found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program

CIEE Open Campus Block Program in Copenhagen, Denmark

CIEE is an amazing study-abroad program. This program focused so heavily on students engaging in cultural immersion activities and encouraged us to really get involved in the culture around us. We got out of the classroom a lot and did a bunch of co-curricular activities to experience as much as we could. The staff was so kind and helpful, they really care about their students. The campus itself is beautiful and really felt like a home base for us students. The open campus block program is so unique and really allows students to see so much of the world and experience so much.

  • Wonderful Staff
  • Variety of coursework
  • Safe and comfortable accommodations
59 people found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program

CIEE Copenhagen

It was a really great experience. Getting to go abroad and see this great city was so cool, and the program and staff at CIEE made it very easy and fun. The classes were engaging and interesting and I learned a lot about Danish culture. Getting to go out during the classes worked very well to deepen my program. There was so much to do and so many places to see, I definitely made the most of my time. I went out on my own a lot and tried to see as much of the city as I could and it was fascinating to go out and get to walk through and feel the history in this city. I was able to go to many bakeries and coffee shops and truly experienced the famous Hygge.

  • Ease of travel to other cities/countries
  • Historical City
  • CIEE's programs and extracurricular activities
  • Weather
53 people found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program

CIEE OC Copenhagen

Copenhagen was an amazing city and CIEE Copenhagen made it worthwhile. I had a fantastic time. My classes in the US are very rigorous so comparatively these classes were not as hard. I really enjoyed my time here. Copenhagen is a truly enjoyable city, offering something for everyone. Whether you're interested in exploring the city's rich history and cultural heritage, or simply soaking up its relaxed, laid-back atmosphere, you're sure to find plenty to do here. The city is known for its beautiful architecture, charming canals, and lively street life.

  • Culture
  • Food
  • Winter weather
62 people found this review helpful.

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