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Det Frie Gymnasium - information for student or staff exchanges


Adress of school:
Det Frie Gymnasium, Møllegade 26, 2200 KBH-N
Website: http://www.detfri.dk/

Number of students and staff; age range:
around 600 students aged 14-20

Describe the location/surroundings:
in urban Copenhagen close to the city center; 20-30 min. from the airport

Description of school's concept:
we have obligatory classes and students take exams; yet we focus on personal/group projects and big assignments

Who decides whether or not a student can come for exchange:
our school meeting

Contact person:
William Boel Byth, willi_10 at msn.com
David Simonsen, da at detfri.dk, +4531231450

How many students could you host:
For what duration:
What age-range would you welcome:
14-20

Do you have host-families:
would be able to find

What is the main/only language spoken at your school; what other languages are spoken:
Danish spoken in class; most students and teachers speak English; we have classes in French, German and Spanish

Would the exchange student have to pay tuition; could tuition be exchanged for a free exchange opportunity for students of your school at the school of your guest?:
yes

Are there any expenses for staying in the host family:
It would be the host family who would decide. But we have cheap breakfast/lunch at the school.

Can you provide basic info on daily expenses (food, transportation) in your city:
a meal is ~6€; a bus/train-ticket is 3€

Have you had previous experiences with student exchanges or hosting a student? what was positive/negative?:
We had a large amount of students for one week which went very well. We have little experience with longer periods, but would love to try.

Do you have experience with raising funds for travel expenses?:

Can you put down a holiday schedule for your school? Are there times when you wouldn't welcome students:
We wouldn't welcome students in the months right before the summer holiday.

Are you also interested in staff exchange? what are your ideas for such an exchange?: