Come to Ranum International Summer School

     - An experience for life!

Spend a summer at Ranum International Summer School. You will have an amazing, fun and exciting summer holiday, while being challenged personally and academically. The time will fly!

You will have the opportunity to choose between many different and exciting subjects and activities, as well as try out extracurricular activities such as sailing, canoeing, mountain biking, dancing, football and much more! Excursions to local lakes, forests or the Limfjord will be part of the programme and we will visit museums, larger cities and other exciting attractions in the local area.

Those opting for the full 4-week programme or the 2-week programme at the end of July, will also participate in a study trip to Copenhagen - the capital of Denmark.


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Teaching & classes

Academic lessons are taught in English using English materials and all participants will partake in English lessons during their stay. All participants must also choose between Danish or Science as part of their academic profile during the summer school programme. Science will focus on a practical hands-on approach to science combined with theory. Danish lessons will focus on Danish language for beginners, culture, society and history. Academic lessons are primarily project-oriented and you will work individually or in groups on presentations of various themes.

Approximately one month before the summer school begins, you will receive a questionnaire, where we will ask you to choose your subjects and activities. Furthermore - in order to provide lessons suitable to your academic level, you must also give yourself a grade in the respective chosen subjects based on interest and level. If you have any academic challenges, please inform us in this questionnaire as well.

We offer an active and relaxing learning environment, where lessons are taught at different academic levels to match individual needs. Oral English and communication skills are our primary focus during this programme and participants will strengthen their vocabulary as well as their communication skills.  

The Science class is comprised of Physics, Chemistry and Biology. We will focus on practical applied science by combining theory with among other experiments, excursions and real life examples. If you are curious about how nature works, please join this class.

Is the Danish Royal family the oldest in Europe? How is the Danish culture different from your culture? And what does en, to, tre... mean? In the Danish lessons, you will learn basic Danish and gain an understanding of Danish culture, society and history.

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Our facilities

Ranum Efterskole College campus is 20.400m2and has 4 residential houses

  • 24 classrooms
  • 4 science rooms
  • Sports-hall with climbing wall
  • Sports-hall with 3 gyms
  • Fitness rooms
  • Kitchens
  • Sports fields
  • Gardens
  • Design room
  • Media room
  • Music studio
  • Skateboard/wood workshop
  • Dance studio
  • Cinema
  • Common areas with couches, televisions etc.

Moreover, the school's nature-sports center with sports equipment such as bikes, kayaks, canoes among other, is available to participants in the summer school programme.

Participants will be accommodated in Kærhuset, the second largest of our residential houses, where they will share a room with 1-3 other participants. As a part of the stay, all participants will take an active role in the daily and practical routines at the school such as dishwashing, baking, cooking and cleaning. Academic lessons will be taught in our main building, Seminariehuset.  


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Courses and activities for all

The Summer School is a combination of community, professionalism and experiences. We believe that you will have the best learning experience when you make your own choices, and when you are motivated by your own interests and like-minded young people.

The summer school programme is open to young people from all over the world and you will therefore experience living in and being part of an international community during your stay.

A stay at Ranum International Summer School will strengthen your social competences and open your mind towards others. You will become more independent, while you are making friends from all over the world. All communication during the summer school is in English - giving you a unique learning environment, where you will improve your English language skills.

All participants have an opportunity to create their own personal schedule, depending on their interests and to try different extracurricular activities. These activities - profile subjects - will perhaps push your boundaries, strengthen your ability to learn new things and think creatively – experiences that will be useful in your future academic endeavors as well. 

You can choose to have one profile subject throughout your stay or to have different subjects each week. However, you must inform us of your choices prior to arrival and it is important to stress that we cannot guarantee to have all the different profile subjects each week, as it all depends on the choices you and your fellow participants make.

All lessons and activities are taught and run by experienced teachers and youth assistants.

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The timetable is roughly divided into 3 periods: academic lessons in the morning until lunch time, profile subjects in the afternoon and various club activities in the evening. In relation to the latter, we always encourage participants to suggest different activities in order to accentuate their personal responsibility for their experience at our summer school.

Please note that the programme content and timetable may be subject to changes. 

Profile Subjects

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Excursions and activities in the local area

Ranum International Summer School is located in the village, Ranum, south of the Limfjorden. Within a 3-5 km radius, you will find forest, lakes, fjord and a number of historical and cultural sites. In the town of Ranum, you can get the essentials in the local supermarket and you will also find a pizzeria and an ATM.         


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Application and payment

Deadline for registration and payment is no later than 4 weeks before the beginning of the programme. Go to our webshop for registration and payment. In the webshop, you can choose the programme package that suits your need, and fill in the application form with your personal details. You will receive a receipt after payment and you are now a participant at Ranum International Summer School!

4 weeks before the programme begins, you will receive an email with information in relation to arrival, accommodation etc. In this email, you will also find the questionnaire askinf you to choose subjects and activities.

Apply here! 

2 or 4 weeks?

At Ranum International Summer School, you can choose between a 2- or 4-week programme. The full 4-week programme and the 2-week programme at the end of July includes a 3-day excursion to Copenhagen.





Included in programme

8.800DKK Ca.1200€


Ca. 1344€


Ca. 2420€



Accommodation in small studio with 2 to 4 roommates




3 meals + refreshments a day every day




Academic subjects, extracurricular and activities




Excursion to heritage sites in Denmark




There will be teachers or staff at the school at all time!




Transportation to- and from Aalborg airport or train station




Summer school welcome package (Sweatshirt, t-shirt, backpack)




Bedlinen and towels




3 day study trip to Copenhagen




Practical information

Below you will find information about and terms of conditions for registration, payment, rules and more. please read this information thoroughly.

What will you get?

Lessons, activities and materials used in these are included in the price as well as accomodation, all meals and refreshments.

There may be additional fees in relation to extra activities and excursions not on the schedule. Ranum International Summer School collaborates with local attractions and can therefore often assist with discounterd prices. Ask on-duty teacher for more information.

Arrival and departure

All participants must arrive on the Sunday between 12-1.30pm. On the day of your departure, you will have to pack your bags and clean your room before you go. Check-out is between 9-10am on Saturday.


All participants will share rooms with other young people. It is mandatory to participate in daily routines and chores for all participants such as – dishwashing, baking, cooking, cleaning and cleaning of your own room on departure day.


It is not allowed to bring pets to Ranum International Summer School.


If you unexpectedly are injured during your stay at Ranum International Summer School, your private insurance must cover costs related.


The summer school welcomes young people in the age of 14-17 years. This means that participants must be min. 14 years old on the first day of summer school (or have concluded equivalent to a Danish 7th grade) and maximum 17 years old on the first day of summer school (participants may turn 18 years during the course of the programme).


In case of cancellation the following rules applies: If the cancellation is reported no later than 4 weeks before the beginning of the programme, the programme price will be refunded, minus a 1000 DKK administrative fee. If the cancellation is reported later than 4 weeks before the programme begins, there will be no refund.

Likewise, the Ranum International Summer School reserves the right to cancel the programme, in case of a lack of participants until 4 weeks before the programme begins. In this case, you will of course receive a full refund for the programme. 

Social rules

The first rule at Ranum International Summer School is that everyone is committed to be considerate of others and participate actively. We prioritise trust, open-mindedness and responsibility. It is important that you are familiar with the rules – and follow them. 

We expect social participation and a proper tone 

We do not tolerate bullying, harassment or discrimination.
We do not tolerate threats, violence, vandalism or theft. Any violation will result in immediate expulsion. Vandalism on school property will further result in compensation claims.
We treat each other properly and we speak to each other in a proper manner.

We expect active participation

All activities in the timetable are obligatory. We do not tolerate truancy and we expect you to be on time – prepared and ready. 

Smoking, alcohol and drugs are not tolerated

The school is a non-smoking school – indoor and outdoor. We do not tolerate drugs of any kind at the school; any violation will result in immediate

We do not tolerate any abuse of media

We do not tolerate any illegal activity such as downloading illegal files on the school network. Any violation will result in suspension from the wireless network. We do not tolerate bullying via electronic devices or social media – including harassing photos or text messages. Any violation will result in immediate expulsion. When you register for the summer school, you automatically accept that any photos taken during activities and excursions may be published via social media for the benefit of you, your family and your friends.

Responsibility and security

All activities are covered by the school’s liability and business insurance. In relation to activities in the water, we refer to the school’s safety instructions on our webpage: All participants will perform a swimming test prior to water activities and may after the completion wear a swimming vest. If the participant is unable to complete the swimming test, he/she must wear a safety vest while swimming, but cannot participate in profile subjects Sailing and SUB boarding.

Parents must give their consent in relation to activities such as swimming, bathing, sailing, sports, dancing etc. when registering for the summer school. Parents must cover any expenses in relation to travels to- and from the school and participants are under parental responsibility when making such travels. 

Things to pack:




1 A4 paper pad or notebook



Windproof jacket/warm clothes/fleece jacket

Practical footwear

Indoor/outdoor sport shoes

Practical clothes for sports/cleaning/movement


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