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Life at Folk High School Østersøen

In Danish Folk High Schools there are no exams and demands for previous grades or occupation. It’s a unique concept in Scandinavian culture. A stay at a Folk High School can be an intense experience, where both speed and contemplation are present at the same time. Both in teaching and the people you meet. We are an innovative experimentarium in personal, social and environmental sustainability.

Where do I live?

You live at the school, which has Denmark’s most beautiful view looking over the Aabenraa Fjord. The inlet is literally 50 meters away and is only separated from the school by a road. In just 2 minutes you have sand under your feet and water to splash in. We play beach volleyball and make bonfires on the beach. Some kite surfs, some are kayaking and some swim. No matter what, you become a part of a great community.

Everyday life consists of a good mix of teaching, joint activities, play, excursions, party, and fun. And even though there is no teaching on weekends, most students still choose to stay at the college.

With a Folk high school stay, you get an unforgettable experience for life, with lots of new friendships.

You can choose to live either in a single or in a double room. Your room is your home, which is why we value that you and your roomie get along well. All rooms have a bathroom and terrace or balcony, where you can relax and have a good time.

Attending a course on Østersøen means that the “højskole” is your home. You’ll share everyday life with both teachers and staff, in and outside of classes. This provides a very special ambiance. You’ll also have the opportunity to influence the school by engaging in the bar committee, arranging student nights, cooking in the kitchen, use the social media platforms or other projects. If you have any questions about applying for a visa, prices or how to get to Denmark read more about it here.


You can choose from 3 lines at our college; Skiing in Austria, Nature Retour and our General line. You can read more about the three lines by clicking on the pictures below. The three lines involve some mandatory subjects, but you can choose electives within all the lines.