Dates & Schedule

Aerial view of Copenhagen

An aerial view taken from atop the Church of Our Savior in central Copenhagen

Early July 2021 - Mid August 2021

Note: You should not attempt to purchase any flights until you are accepted into the program and provided instructions as to arrival details.


The program is an intensive program where students will be in the classroom, visiting sites, and listening to guest lectures. Students are expected to attend class on-time and participate in all program activities.

In the beginning of the program there will be an onsite orientation that will help familiarize students to the unique setting of Copenhagen, Denmark and introduce students to basic aspects of Danish language and culture. This orientation will last 2-3 days and will include a walking tour of Copenhagen, an overview of basic information about living in Copenhagen such as grocery shopping and public transportation, and other important information. Important discussions will also be had regarding academic expectations for the program and health and safety protocols for individuals and the group.

After orientation, classes will meet regularly for the duration of the five-week program. Because this program fits a full semester of class into just five weeks, each of the three courses meets for 1.5-3 hours per day, five days per week. This intensive academic schedule allows students to learn the material in-depth within a short period of time. Students choose two out of the three courses offered, meaning you will be in class an average of 15-30 hours per week. Some weeks, especially towards the beginning of the program, have heavier class schedules while other weeks, such as those including study tours and site visits, have lighter class schedules to allow time for site visits.

Academic excursions during the program will include site visits to locations which may include the Danish Ministry of Finance, Torvehallerne market, the Carlsberg factory, Saxo Bank, and others. An overnight excursion to Western Denmark will also be arranged and a dinner at the home of a local Danish family is an integral part of cultural immersion on this program. At the end of the program, students in certain classes will have the chance to present their work and a concluding dinner for all program participants will be a nice way to end your time in Copenhagen before returning to Brandeis.

If you have questions about the daily schedule on Brandeis in Copenhagen, please contact Ari Massefski.