Denmark officially the Kingdom of Denmark, is a Nordic country and a sovereign state. The southernmost of the Scandinavian nations, it is south-west of Sweden and south of Norway,[N 10] and bordered to the south by Germany. The Kingdom of Denmark also comprises two autonomous constituent countries in the North Atlantic Ocean: the Faroe Islands and Greenland.
Study abroad programs in Denmark will allow you to familiarize yourself with Danish, a Germanic language spoken throughout the country. You may also pick up on some Faroese and Greenlandic if you decide to visit Greenland and the Faroe Islands. Studying and practicing Danish will allow you to connect with your new community and also add a desirable skill to your resume. If Danish doesn’t come easily to you, don’t worry—there are numerous organizations in Denmark that offer free language class to students and the majority of the Danish population also speaks English. Denmark will allow you to press your linguistic limits and enjoy the comfort of hearing a familiar language.
If you decide to study in Denmark you’ll be living in the European Union but forgoing the Euro currency. The Krone is the official currency of Denmark and Kroner can be used to pay for anything from transportation to food to nights on the town. If you attend a Denmark study abroad program it’s a good idea to keep both Kroner and Euros on hand—Denmark’s quality ferry services can ship you to the land of the Euro in no time.