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International People’s College

…is a traditionally Danish Folk High School, but compared to other Folk High Schools in Denmark we focus on the world and everything at the school happens in English language. Students come from around 30 different countries and we feel safe to say that you meet the world at International People’s College.

Covid-19 Pandemic

Read about how we handle the Covid-19 Pandemic at International People’s College. You can also read about the general terms and conditions – i.e. that you get a full refund up to the term begins if you cancel because of Covid-19 related issues.

 

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What is a Folk High School?

A Folk High School is a special type of school with a focus on personal and educational development. There are no fixed curriculums and no grades are given. You decide what kind of subjects and classes you want, and you are taught by teachers who love what they do.

A term at a Folk High School often gives students new energy in pursuing their further carriers, since they are more clear about what they want in life. More than that students often get friends for life.

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Calendar

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05
Oct
2021

International People's College's 100 years anniversary - October 2021

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29
Nov
2020

Xmas sing-a-long is cancelled due to Covid-19

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13
Jan
2021

Spring Term 2021 begins

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Classes

The most part of the classes at International People’s College has a global focus – meaning that you learn about the world some way or the other by taking part in the class. We have regional classes, international studies, and a lot of different classes in relation with our core values at the school. More than that we offer creative classes, sports classes, and different classes of interest. We offer nearly 40 different subjects and classes which you can pick and choose from. View the alphabetical list here.

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What is a Danish Folk High School?

A Folk High School is a non-formal residential school offering learning opportunities in different subject. Most students are between 18 – 24 years old and the length of a typical stay is 4 – 6 months. In Denmark we have a long Folk High School tradition – the first school was founded in 1844.

What is an international Folk High School?

More and more international students attend the Danish Folk High Schools, but what classifies an international Folk High School is that the school has more international than Danish students and that everything at the school happens in English language. International People’s College is the only international ‘general’ Folk High School in Denmark.

What former students say

Wondering what it is like to be a student at International People’s College? Read more about what former students say about International People’s College here. We also have a list of country contacts so it is possible for you to get in contact with former students from your own country and talk about their experience at International People’s College.

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Core Values

At International People’s College we bring people from around the world together to live, love and learn from each other. We have followed this formula for 100 years.

We have six different core values which we live by at International People’s College – both when it comes to our educational aims, but also in the everyday life at campus.

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An Open Mind

One of the main reasons to become a student at International People’s College is to learn about yourself and the world. To do that you need to have an open mind and be interested in other cultures and ways of living.

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Film: Desire to learn

To be a student at International People’s College you need to have a desire to learn. You might not know what you want to learn and how you want to learn it, but you are interested in educational and personal development.

Watch this film to learn more about how and what we teach at International People’s College.

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Film: What is International People’s College?

Watch this film to get an understanding of who were are and what we do at International People’s College.

 

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What does it take to become a student at Folk High Schools?

No certain background or specific degree is acquired – you just need a desire to learn and an open mind. At International People’s College we appreciate our core values and would like all students to follow them as guideline when living together at campus. Furthermore, you need to be interested in the world.

When can I attend a Danish Folk High School?

You have to be at least 17,5 years old to attend Folk High Schools in Denmark. The average age at International People’s College is 22 years, but we often have a couple of students above 60 years. We value a diversity in the student body – in both age, gender and origin etc.

How long is a school day in Folk High Schools in Denmark?

There is no ‘typical day’ at Folk High Schools. Each day is filled with a diverse array of activities, classes, workshops, sports and arts, great evening programs and special events. You will typically participate in 2-3 classes a day depending on the subjects you pick and choose. Read more: Life at IPC.

How do I apply?

In most Folk High Schools in Denmark you do not need to write an application but can easily sign up on the different websites. At International People’s College you need to fill out an online application and write an essay to be considered as a student. We often have a waiting list.

Value Heart

Danish Language Course

Learn Danish language, understand the Danish culture and society, and experience Denmark together with a group of international students from all over the world.

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English Language Course

Combine intensive English language learning with the discovery of various aspects of Danish culture and society through workshops, lectures, excursions and lots of other fun activities.

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WorldPride Course

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Summer School at a Folk High School

At International People’s College we have hosted English and Danish summer language courses for more than 30 years. With our unique mixture of language classes optimised to all levels and introductions to key aspects of Danish culture and society we offer a unique framework for anyone interested in Denmark and the Danes.

WorldPride Course

The Danish capital, Copenhagen, will host the biggest Danish event within human rights and diversity in 2021 – WorldPride. We take the opportunity to offer a one-week course where you get the chance to work with human rights in relation to LGBTQIA+ issues and participate in World Pride 2021. Read more: Pride Course.

Facts

If you have ten minutes to kill, then why not check out these facts about IPC?

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Benefits of studying abroad

Studying aboard is a challenge that comes with many benefits. When studying in another country you get the opportunity to start from fresh and to rethink your life choices. You will learn new things and experience another culture which will wider your horizon. Read more about 25 reasons to study abroad here.

Why study abroad at International People’s College?

At International People’s College you get the opportunity to learn a completely new way of studying – a way that’s fun and engaging where you don’t have to worry about exams and grades but can enjoy learning. Furthermore, you experience – not only one – but many different cultures from all over the world.

Study program abroad – at International People’s College

At International People’s College we offer a wide range of different classes to choose from. You get the chance to try out different subjects and find out what you are interested in. More than that you get to practice your English language skills, since everything at the school happens in English language.

 

Contact International People's College 

International People's College is a Danish Folk High School located in the beautiful seaside town of Elsinore (Helsingør), made famous in Shakespeare's play 'Hamlet'. Read more about the Elsinore and Denmark.

 

International People’s College
Montebello Allé 1
3000 Helsingør
Denmark

+45 49 21 33 61
ipc@ipc.dk

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