Experience Copenhagen your way by customizing your study abroad experience through the Open Campus program. Study in Scandinavia with an English-language program designed for students at US universities. Take one, two, or three six-week blocks for your perfect amount of intensive study and cultural engagement, select your academic track from six options, then pick your courses from a wide range of subject areas. No matter what you choose, you'll get a chance to fully experience a city full of history, culture, and innovation.
first-hand why Denmark is rated one of the happiest countries in the world
Copenhagen's unique architectural mix of old and new
in a city completely accessible and explorable by bike. World's first officially designated "Bike City."
Participate in a two-night, three-day study tour in Denmark or Europe during each block. Students might visit Gdansk or Oslo, or Danish destinations such as Ribe (the oldest Town in Denmark, founded by Vikings), Århus (2017 European Cultural Capital) or Skagen (the country's northernmost town).
Students can experience Danish hygge during a weekend homestay. Hygge explains the Danish lifestyle that can be described as a quality of coziness and comfortable conviviality that engenders a feeling of contentment or well-being. Hygge can be a candle-light dinner, but it can be a dinner with family, friends and like-minded people sitting around a table and have a lighthearted conversation.
Experience Copenhagen's transformation from a Viking fishing village founded in the 10th century through a visit to the Nationalmuseet to a world leading capital of sustainability and innovation in today's Science City.
Projects, Volunteer Opportunities, or Internships
Volunteering. Give back and create a deeper connection to Copenhagen. Denmark has a rich tradition to engage in volunteer activity, mainly through special interest groups (called "Foregning") and announces city-wide opportunities to volunteer at local festivals and sporting events throughout the year. By volunteering at local high schools or the local Studenterhuset CIEE students meet with local Danish students and peers.
Advising before you depart to set goals and answer questions
Optional on-site airport pick-up
Multi-day on-site orientation – introducing students to Copenhagen society and culture, and the CIEE academic program.
Full-time program leadership and support in your host city
Field trips and cultural activities
Overnight study tours
Insurance and other travel benefits, with CIEE iNext
24/7 emergency on-site support
1 out of 3 CIEE students receives a scholarship - get yours!
GAIN Travel Grants - up to $2,000 toward travel costs guaranteed to all Pell-elgible students.
Gilman Go Global Grants - $2,500/semester and $1,000/summer, guaranteed to all Gilman applications.
Merit-Based Scholarships - $2,500/semester and $750/summer, awarded to students deomonstrating high academic achievement.
Minority Serving Institutions (MIS) Grant - $2,000/semester and $500/summer, guaranteed to all students attending MSIs.
Our highly experienced staff have extensive knowledge of all CIEE programs and services. If you are a student with questions about completing your application, or you want to sign up to receive program updates and news, our staff are happy to help.
All programs are currently tentative pending review of the COVID-19 situation and related health and safety conditions. Updates will be made as they are available during Spring for Summer programs.
Semester Program- Fall or Spring option. See CIEE for details.
This Madison College sponsored program is run by the Council for International Education Exchange (CIEE). Students will apply to Madison College and to CIEE for acceptance on the program.
Courses will vary depending on session. Please see CIEE's website for more information on available courses.
A passport is required for U.S. citizens traveling abroad. If you need to apply for a passport, it is advised to allow at least 6 weeks for standard processing.
All students are required to attend two pre-departure orientations. These orientations provide information on health and safety, packing, trip planning, flight logistics, and other essential information.
There is a $200 required fee to Madison College that covers Madison College orientation, the academic equivalent process, support before, during, and after Study Abroad, and all associated services.
There are additional scholarship opportunities for this program available to Madison College students. Students interested in this program should meet with the Center for International Education to discuss these options and apply to these specific scholarships. Contact Study Abroad to schedule a meeting.
For More Information
If you would like to know more about studying abroad through Madison College, please email us or call 608-246-6201 to schedule an appointment.