Being an exchange students at another schools in a different country gives each student the chance to develop in many aspects, for example improving their language skills and maturing through experiencing a different educational and cultural environment.

At European School Copenhagen, we have two programmes for students who want to go study abroad in S5 (1.g). If you are a new student in S5 (1.g), you should apply at the same time as applying to the school.

The exchange programme between European Schools

In our school, these programmes give students who are currently in year 4 the possibility to spend the whole 1st semester of year 5 in another European School or an accredited European School, and vice versa.

Students are going on exchange from September until Christmas break, including exams in the host school. They are hosted by local families speaking the country’s language. Usually, in return, their families host a student from another European School.

Find more information here:

Guidelines can be found here in either EnglishGerman, or French.

The mobility programme with France – Académie de Lyon

Since last year, we have had a partnership with Académie de Lyon to organise exchanges between French students and our students. This programme aims to create links between our students and France and to develop the student’s intercultural skills.

Our S5 students can host a French student for a month in October. They host them in their homes and attend classes together. In return, our students spend March in France with their pen pal’s family. They attend classes at a French high school with an international section.

Due to organisational reasons, the number of students who can be admitted to this program is limited, and not all requests can be accepted.

Do you have any questions?

Please direct questions and applications towards our mobility coordinator Julie Lesbre at

Last updated September 11, 2023