In March, 2nd year students and some of their teachers go on study trips. The trips last about a week. Essentially, such excursions are seen as a learning opportunity- a continuation of education outside of the confines of the school.
The class coordinators (a position held by a teacher in each class) select the destinations in a professional context. For the students, the purpose of the study tours is to learn, mature, and socialize in a foreign culture and context.
Generally speaking, the academic content of the study tours is related to the study profile, and the various visits and projects abroad are organised with a clear view to the subjects taught at home.
Activities in the study tour programme are part of the curriculum. The details of the programmes are organised by the teachers in cooperation with the students. During the trip the students often seek
- To get an impression of the country’s culture,
- To hear and to practice the foreign language that the students study in school,
- Experience how organizing everyday life can be done differently than at home, or
- To implement sports and outdoor activities in an intensive programme and in other environments than at home.
The cost of the study trip depends on the destination, but as a rule of thumb the price is DDK 3500 – 4000 when talking about a European destination. A special bank account is set up for each class. The sooner the class begins saving money, the better.