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Study Abroad Office

Copenhagen Business School

Area: International Business Exchange
Location: Copenhagen
Country: Denmark
Term: Spring

UofSC's International Business exchange program at Copenhagen Business School (CBS) is designed to expose American students to Danish life and culture and European/international business practices. Copenhagen Business School is located in Copenhagen, Denmark's largest city, with a population of about 1.2 million. Copenhagen is a major north European regional hub of business and culture, and is well connected to other European destinations via air and train. CBS is a large business university with over 19,000 students. CBS holds "triple crown" accreditation, being internationally accredited by AACBS EQUIS, and AMBA. The campus is located in Frederiskberg, a neighborhood within Copenhagen. The campus has three metro stops, making transportation into the city easy, as well as connections to the airport.

Category: 1, no foreign language proficiency requirement, courses taught in English

Cost: UofSC resident tuition rates + in-country costs

Requirements: junior standing; International Business major

Students pay in-state tuition and fees to UofSC and housing and living expenses in Copenhagen. Cost of living in Denmark is generally considered to be higher than the US. CBS estimates the following semester expenses for students:, in DKK approximately 1500-3000 for books/supplies, 1300 for transportation, 2000 for independent travel.

Students at CBS will take an average of 4 courses per semester for 30 ECTS credits. Some courses are full semester courses, while others are taught only for half the semester. Spring semester courses are generally announced online in October. Students can look at previous semesters to determine what may be offered.

The CBS website has a detailed description of their grading scale, group work, and study techniques. Students are strongly encouraged to become familiar with the CBS academic structure. An optional, but recommended, Danish language course is offered the week prior to the Orientation. The course is not included in the exchange, and therefore students must pay for it separately. During the semester, a Danish language course is offered for credit.

To see courses UofSC students have taken at this university, please reference the Registrar's Course Equivalency Table

On campus, exchange students have access to library services, campus-wide WiFi, student organizations, and computer/printing services. CBS also offers a Buddy Program that pairs a local student with a new incoming exchange student to help with adjustment and cultural adaptation. Buddies help with airport pick up, National Registry registration, and practical matters.

Per university policy, all UofSC students will be charged emergency medical, evacuation and repatriation insurance for their time abroad. Contact the Study Abroad Office for more details.

 CBS does not offer university-sponsored housing. CBS is able to facilitate reservation agreements for students in private dormitories and help students sign contracts with local landlords. As the private dormitories are limited, not all students will be guaranteed residence hall housing. Students not assigned to dormitories may live off-campus in private housing. CBS estimates that housing will cost approximately DKK 5,000-6,000 per month. Students also have the option to look for independent housing.

 The fall semester at CBS takes places from early September to January The spring semester takes place from late January to mid-June. Exam dates vary, so students should not book return flights until they know their exam dates. UofSC IB majors will attend CBS during the spring semester only.

 CBS provides a mandatory orientation at the beginning of each semester. The Orientation (Introduction Week) occurs one week prior to the semester start. It includes campus tours and covers information on courses, exams, technology on campus, and Danish culture.

 Students who attend CBS for a semester are required to apply for an student residence permit (not a visa) prior to departing the US and upon receipt of acceptance materials from CBS. Students must apply in person at the nearest Danish Embassy which is in Washington D.C. for South Carolina Residents.

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