Aalborg, Denmark

Overview

With its 160,000 inhabitants, Aalborg is now Denmark's fourth largest city and one of the most important trade and industrial centers in the country. From Aalborg, it is not far to the white beaches of the North Sea, to the forest of Rold, the lovely Rebild Hills or the slopes of the Jutlandic Ridge. Aalborg University is a medium sized university with about 13,000 students including about 300 international students.

Academics

At Aalborg University students take part in International Cultural Studies and participate in a project theme. Read more about the different project learning approach on the International Cultural Studies website. Content classes are taught in English and students have the option of taking one Intensive Danish Language course. Recommended majors include: Anthropology, Politics, Rhetoric, Economics, and History. Investigate course information on the ICS website.

Housing

Students live in the Danish version of residence halls called kollegium. Accommodations are typically a single room with a kitchen and bath or shared kitchen and bath.

Dates

The Aalborg program is best suited for spring semester or a full academic year. Spring semester starts in February and ends late June. The academic year in September and ends in late June.  Fall semester is not ideal at Aalborg because the semester ends in mid-to-late January. Early final exams are not possible for some classes.  

Cost

Please see the Willamette Sponsored Programs Cost Matrix for detailed explanation of the cost of each program. More information about expected expenses at Aalborg can be found on the ICS website. If considering the program in Aalborg talk to an OIE advisor about the Danish Residency Permit application in your advising session.

Pre-Departure Resources