Introduction

Are you interested in society and would you like to be better able to debate the state of the World? Then it is time you come to Højskolen Østersøen and join the society course. The society course is for you who are interested in politics and society, and perhaps are considering studying a higher education about these subjects.

At the society course you will have a great deal of flexibility to choose the subjects that you would like. You can choose to combine your political subjects with subjects such as sustainability, art & creativity and sports. You will get the tools to be better able to understand the society around you, both on a local, regional and global level. You will be presented to themes such as international politics, foreign fighters, EU, democracy and much more.

In your room

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 bathroom and terrace or balcony, where you can relax and have a good time.

Being together on the school

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 or other projects.

Learn new languages

Language teaching is one of the key focus points at Højskolen Østersøen, and you can take lessons in Danish, English, German, Russian and Chinese in the fall course.

You can also immerse yourself in studies of culture and society, with topics such as philosophy, democracy, ethics, science and anthropology.

Folk high school?

The Danish folk high schools offer non-formal adult education. Most students are between 18 and 24 years old and the length of a typical stay is 4 months. You sleep, eat, study and spend your spare time at the school. There are no academic requirements for admittance and there are no exams – but you will get a diploma as a proof of your attendance.

What is non-formal adult education?

The concept of “Non-formal adult education” is associated with N.F.S. Grundtvig, a Danish philosopher, poet, educational thinker and clergyman, (born in 1783 – died in 1872), and his thoughts concerning free educational opportunities. The concept arose in the 19th century and is one of the cornerstones of the Danish educational system.

Teaching in the folk high school

Teaching is characterised by professionalism and dedication. Classes are based on dialogue and mutual learning between teachers and students. The main focus is to discover and strengthen the unique skills of each student in a challenging yet supportive social atmosphere.

Get more information about the concept by downloading the booklet from The association of Folk High Schools in Denmark.