Global studies is the umbrella for all Folk High School Classes taught at International People’s College in Denmark. All classes are taught in English and have both a global and regional focus through personal development, professional skills, communication and creativity.
Learning at International People’s College is meant to challenge, stimulate, and educate you – not only will you discover what you are good at but also what makes you happy (read more about IPC here). You will learn how to use your unique skills in the best way possible. At International People’s College we believe that knowledge is many things and that it is acquired in many different ways. This is reflected in offering a wide selection of Folk High School Classes ranging from those having an academic focus to a practical one.
The yearly schedule at International People’s College is divided into two terms, one in spring (24 weeks) and the other in autumn (18 weeks). It is also possible to attend for half a term – read more about the possibilities under Dates & prices.
The group of students changes every term and there are usually 90-100 students coming from around 30 different countries and on average they are in their early 20s. Their motivation for joining our Folk High School in Denmark varies. Some come because of an interest in international society and culture, others want to improve their language skills, others again are keen on discovering more about developmental and NGO work or want to develop certain personal and professional skills. Read more about what former students say about International People’s College here.
The Folk High School Classes at International People’s College vary and you can choose them for yourself and put together your own schedule. Your main interest might be academic and therefore your classes may mainly consist of courses like Development Studies, Global Challenges, Political Philosophy, etc. You may also be interested in music and some of your classes might be Band Playing and Choir. Or vice versa. The important thing is, you can pick and choose between a wide range of classes like arts, sports, self development, political science, gender studies, etc. All with a global and regional angle.
During the first week of your term you will be introduced to the classes offered from which you will put together your own schedule. 2-4 classes will be offered in the same time sloth so you will have to choose between them to create your time table. It can be very frustrating if your favourite subjects are on offer at the same time sloth and you like that will have to choose between them, but no matter what you will get the chance to create a time table that interest you. If you are attending a whole term (24 or 18 weeks) you will get the opportunity to change your schedule halfway through and pick new Folk High School classes. Every student must reach a minimum of 28 lessons a week – but trust us, the biggest problem will be which classes to eliminate. View examples of students timetables here or watch the movie below.
It is important to notice that classes offered may change from term to term according to the teachers and students at IPC. In general all classes listed underneath will be on offer, but sometimes classes are replaced and therefore you can not totally rely on one certain class as a motivation to come to IPC. You should be interested in IPC as a whole if you apply. Furthermore you need to have basic English language skills to participate in classes etc.
Be prepared to sweat, when taught by Sellasi from Ghana!
Have a look at the stories that are told about Africa and explore how these work to create a picture of Africa.
Express yourself through the making of art.
Prepare for your Academic Reading, Writing and Listening challenges. Read more about our Academic English Class here!
Music unites people despite difference in age, culture, gender, etc. Come and play with us!
Want to be confident when you speak and write in English for business. Read more about our Business English Class here!
Understand and learn how to campaign for human rights!
Learn to use your voice in the best way possible, while singing popular pop and rock songs.
Want to be a cool conflict solver?
Express yourself through writing in different ways.
Heritage is a good thing… but what is it good for?
Be introduced to, speak and understand Danish language in different levels.
Understanding architecture and design opens up a world of sensual experiences.
Become an entrepreneur! Learn how to manage projects and work in organizations.
Introduction to the theory and practice of critical education as a tool for promoting democracy.
Be confident when you speak and write in English.
Students will be introduced to the concept of ‘sustainability’ and examine different approaches to nature.
Learn about Denmark and the Weird Danes!
Learn the concepts and challenges in getting a worldwide democratic dialogue and active global citizen going.
Let’s talk about sex, baby! Get a broader understanding about the labels we place on people and why.
Globalization is changing economics and politics around the world. Learn about the possibilities and obstacles.
Understand how music have influenced our societies and changed the way people dress, talk, think, act and relate to each other through time.
Understand diversity and the challenges around it, and improve your communicative skills
Understand, analyze and discuss the way the United Nations System works.
Discuss urbanization and the consequences it has in our daily lives, while you learn how to participate in the development of sustainable cities.
Join this class to investigate the ‘social life of things’.
The arab world, art music, movies, heritage, culture.
Mind and body tools. Learn how to cooperate with stressful situations and everyday life.
Tell stories – movie making is one of the best tools!
Increase your awareness of physical, emotional and verbal expressions.
Hiking, swimming, treasure hunting, bicycling, cooking on bonfires and night activities such as hiking the dark and watching stars.
This class offers a journey through the worlds best example of peace and conflict – understand and learn!
Learn about how people have been on the move in decades and how it changes the world.
Take photos and learn the basics of PhotoShop to tweak them as you want.
Everything is political!! Analyze and discuss politics.
Why is religion still the major contributor to conflict around the World (or is it?) Find out!
Learn about your passion and how to communicate it. This class is inspired by the idea of TED conference.
Team sports like floor-ball, volleyball, ultimate frisbee etc. is offered in this class – but also discussions about healthy lifestyles and diets
Learn about the fundamentals of working behind the scenes.
Permaculture and biodiversity is in focus – practise in our permacultre garden at IPC!
We organize in groups and play together. We debrief and reflect upon what we learn from tabletop gaming.
Be able to appreciate and understand the fascinating diversity of the European Culture.
The US Culture & Democracy in the light of the present situation.
We look at global challenges and how they have a global effect and therefore require global solidarity in overcoming them.
Analyze movies from different cultures, and get an understanding of how cinema is influencing the world
Learn about your culture through the art of storytelling, while you develop coaching skills
Stretch, sweat, and get your pulses racing – while you discuss some of the issues and topics that might assist you in becoming a more balanced person.