What is a Folk High School?

The Danish name for a folk high school is ‘folkehøjskole’ which has nothing to do with high schools as we might know the,. It’s a boarding school, mainly for young adults. This means that you live at the school together with 75-80 other young people and share an educational experience that you will remember for the rest of your life.

For a Dane, folk high schools signify both a historical movement and a modern educational institution for life-long education and learning. The Folk High School enlightens people and trains for democracy, and it probably signifies the single most original contribution, Denmark has made to international thinking about education.

Everybody can attend at the commencement of the course, and students may come from all parts of the world. However, the student has to be at least 17 and a half years old at the starting date of the course.

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