Spend a semester immersing yourself in the notorious city of Copenhagen!
Semester exchange programs allow students the opportunity to earn USF college credit from a diverse set of subjects abroad, while still paying an equivalent to USF cost. Students are enrolled abroad and take classes, live, and socialize with local and other international students, gaining a truly enriching experience and in-depth cultural immersion for one to two semesters.
Exchange programs are the most competitive and students are encouraged to begin the application process early to better focus on their personal statement and gather the needed recommendations.
Copenhagen, the premier capital of Northern Europe, is Scandinavia's most fantastic city and the center of the most dynamic region in Europe, the Øresund Region. The city is one of Europe's oldest capitals with a royal touch - the monarchy in Denmark is the oldest in the world!
A slogan for new houses "There's something modern in the state of Denmark," a paraphrase on the well-known Shakespearian quote from Hamlet, somehow encapsulates the spirit of the youthful dynamism present in Copenhagen. Discover it, mirrored in the walls of Black Diamond, but pay also attention to all those historical architectural pearls such as the Royal Castle Amalienborg and the Church of Our Saviour with a golden staircase and spire.
The University of Copenhagen is the largest institution of research and education in Denmark, with over 37,000 students and more than 7,000 employees. Approximately one hundred different institutes, departments, laboratories, centers, museums, etc., form the nucleus of the University. These activities take place in various environments ranging from the plant world of the Botanical Gardens, through high-technology laboratories and auditoriums, to the historic buildings and lecture rooms of Frue Plads and other locations. On the first of January 2007, the University of Copenhagen merged with The Royal Veterinary and Agricultural University and The Danish University of Pharmaceutical Sciences.
Known for it's various research institutes in areas from the Health Sciences to Philosophy, the University of Copenhagen has a richly diverse catalogue sure to challenge students and lead them to academic excellence. Their schools include humanities, health sciences, and life sciences - including vetrinary medicine, social sciences, and theology.
The exchange program cost is based upon in-state tuition rates for a full-time course load. Out-of-State and International students also pay the same rate for the purposes of study abroad programs.
Not included in this cost:
Housing abroad (arranged with and paid to host school)
Additional travel or medical insurance
Any transportation fees
Passport and Visa fees
Any additional or personal expenses
In addition, students are expected to pay Emergency medical insurance in the amount of $1.53/daily.
How and When to Pay
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Health and Safety
USF provides program participants with sickness/accident and emergency medical evacuation insurance valid for the dates of the program. Those who will travel independently, either in advance of the program or after the program ends, must ensure that they have insurance coverage valid outside the U.S.
Due to very limited student housing, most exchange students are only offered placement in shared flats and housing. The rooms assigned are always fully furnished with access t okitchen, toilet, and bathing facilities. Student will sometimes not receive confirmation of housing until as late at two weeks before the start of the program.