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  • Locations: Aarhus, Denmark; Copenhagen, Denmark; K√łge, Denmark; Silkeborg, Denmark
  • Program Terms: Fall - Short-term, Spring - Short-term
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Fact Sheet:
Program Director: Dr. Caroline Sullivan Sponsoring College: College of Education
Sponsoring Department: Middle Secondary Education Credit Level: Graduate Credit, Undergraduate Credit
Program Description:
Field Experiences in Middle and Secondary Education: Copenhagen Denmark Student Teach Abroad Program (DK-STAP)
Dates: November 11 - 27, 2016
Application Deadline: April 15, 2016
Program Directors: Dr. Nannette Commander and Dr. Caroline Sullivan
Credit Units: 3

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The Danish Field Experience in Education Study Abroad Program provides an international opportunity for students to engage with Danish educators, college and K12 students, both at VIA University College in Silkeborg and in a Danish school at Køge Gymnasium near Copenhagen.  Participants will immerse themselves in daily Danish culture as well as visit the world-class city, Copenhagen; other excursions to local attractions are planned.  Participants will collaborate with Danish educators and develop communication, interpersonal, and intercultural skills that enhance teaching ability; learn about the structure of elementary, secondary, and post-secondary schools in Denmark, their place in the community, and the issues facing students, educators, families and schools.  We will further examine school curricula in Denmark, learn how curriculum changes occur, reflect on curricular issues as they emerge in the classroom; engage in the full life of schools in a Danish context, including extra-curricular activities, parent/teacher conferences, departmental and faculty meetings, and other activities involving faculty members.  The field experiences of this program are sponsored by a partnership between Georgia State University, VIA University College and Køge Gymnasium.  The Danish Education Experience is designed to foster individuals as developing professional educators and well-rounded citizens of the world.

The Denmark Educational Experience program is open to undergraduate and graduate students who meet all academic requirements of the Georgia State University College of Education and Human Development.  Program size is limited and participation is contingent upon acceptance by the Program Director.
Participants who successfully complete the program’s EDCI 4700 or EDCI 7670/7680 course will receive 3 semester hours of course credit at Georgia State University.  Students from other institutions should follow their institution’s regulations concerning transfer credits.


Program cost may vary at any time according to currency fluctuations and changing travel arrangements. The program cost is tentatively set at $3,500 PLUS regular Georgia State University tuition and fees. An additional $450-$500 out-of-pocket food expenses are also anticipated for a total cost of approximately $4,000.  Non-resident/out-of-state students will pay in-state tuition plus a $250 fee in addition to the program cost.
Program Cost Includes
• Round-trip airfare from Atlanta to Aarhus, Denmark and Copenhagen Denmark to Atlanta
• All ground transportation, excursions and entrance fees
• Some breakfast, lunch and dinner meals
• Shared accommodations
• Health/Evacuation/Repatriation insurance
Program Cost Does Not Include
• Georgia State tuition and fees
• Non-program related transportation
• Passport
• Personal expenses (such as souvenirs and incidentals) and excess baggage or shipping charges

This section highlights a preferred payment structure, including installment payments and deadlines, and non-refundable dates per installment. It also states how to send funds and to whom. Usually money order and cashier’s checks are accepted and should be addressed to Georgia State University. Credit and debit card payments are also allowed, please check with your Business Manager to determine any restrictions or additional costs.          
April 15, 2016: $100
May 16, 2016: $400
June 6, 2016:  $2,000
July 5, 2016:   $1,000
All payments are non-refundable upon receipt.
Program Deposit Payments: Participants will pay program deposits by logging into PAWS.  Please contact your Program Director to confirm that a Program Deposit Account has been established for this purpose before you attempt to make a payment in PAWS.
Program Payments and Remaining Program Balance:  Other than the initial program deposit, all program payments—along with the remaining program balance—will be billed directly to your student account.  Please refer to the Academic/Registration calendar for the tuition and fees deadline.


Georgia State University students are eligible to apply for the IEF Study Abroad Scholarship/Georgia State University Foundation Scholarship and may be eligible to apply for the Global Experience Scholarship. Visit and select the Scholarships & Financial Aid tab or call the Study Abroad Programs office at (404) 413-2529 for more information.



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Participants will stay in shared rooms at a comfortable, well-appointed, and affordable Danish hostel – Danhostel Silkeborg - near VIA University College in Silkeborg; in Køge, participants will stay with local host families of the school in Køge. Reasonably priced hotels (shared rooms) will be selected for the excursion to Copenhagen.  Some meals are included with accommodation (as in the homestay); other meals (some school lunches, some restaurants) are the traveler’s responsibility.
Students interested in applying should select "Apply" at the top of this page.

Transient Students: please see the Transients Student section under the Prospective Student tab on the Georgia State Study Abroad website.
Application Deadline:    April 15, 2016
International Students at Georgia State who hold F-1 visas must contact the Office of International Students and Scholar Services at (404) 413-2070 to discuss possible implications of study abroad for their immigration status.

Because program size is limited, early application is strongly advised. Individual interviews may be scheduled with students upon receipt of application.

Students with documented disabilities who may need accommodations during their study abroad experience should discuss these needs with the Program Director and the Office of Disability Services at the time of application.

Dr. Nannette Commander and Dr. Caroline Sullivan
Office address: College of Education and Human Development, 30 Pryor Street, Atlanta, GA 30303
Telephone: 404.413.8311 / 404.413.8404
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This program is currently not accepting applications.