Why Study In Copenhagen?
The Copenhagen program combines academic coursework with cultural enrichment. Copenhagen Business School (CBS) offers a strong academic focus as well as the opportunity to immerse yourself in a multicultural environment where you can make international business contacts. The program addresses core degree requirements at both the undergraduate and graduate levels and class discussions and group projects are enriched by the involvement of multinational senior executives from Danish and International companies. These experiences provide real world preparation and insight on intercultural differences. All courses are taught in English and are attended by Danish and other international students as well as USAC participants.
Your studies at CBS in the spring will begin with a mandatory language course in Danish for study abroad students, consisting of five days of intensive instruction (4 hours per day). The course can help make your stay in Denmark more exciting by providing a guide to Danish society, giving you a basic working knowledge of Danish, including a general introduction and a feel for the commonly used vocabulary, grammar and syntax. Cultural aspects also will be covered in this course.
Copenhagen and Denmark
Copenhagen, the largest city in Scandinavia, is a modern, international city that has managed to remain cozy and compact. It is a city of canals, harbor fronts and parks with beautiful architecture, museums, theatres, Tivoli Gardens (the grand dame of amusement parks), castles and a lively nightlife. Much of the city center is designated as a large pedestrian zone called Strøget, making it a wonderful city for walking. An active waterfront (the setting for the famous city symbol the "Little Mermaid") and numerous canals make for lovely views. Although the city is supported by modern conveniences, the skyline is only a few skyscrapers away from what it was a century ago. It is like stepping into a living fairy tale with all the amenities of the present world, including a vibrant café culture and the choice of daily transport on your bicycle or a very efficient public transport system. During the summer, the streets of Copenhagen are filled with sidewalk cafés and the midnight sky is never entirely black.
Denmark is composed of 406 islands and a mainland called Jutland. Copenhagen is located on the island of Sjaelland on a breezy coastline between the North and Baltic Seas and is actually closer to the coast of Sweden than to Jutland. A 16 km long combined bridge and tunnel now links Copenhagen and Malmö, Sweden.