Study Abroad

Exchange Program

Exchange Program fees are set based on UW-L tuition, fees, housing, and meal plan charges.  Fee inclusion varies by program.  Please refer to the Fees link on this website for more information.

Copenhagen Business School

Copenhagen Business School (CBS) views itself as a European University and strives to be among the best institutions of higher education in Europe. Research and teaching are conducted according to European standards and quality is measured up against the best foreign universities. The Copenhagen Business School is both Denmark's most internationally oriented institution of higher education and the one university in Denmark that offers the most comprehensive range of university level degrees in business economics and modern languages.

Copenhagen was founded more than 800 years ago and combines the old-world charm of its medieval origins with the vibrant life of a modern European metropolis. A city of 1.5 million people, it is human in scale and lively in atmosphere. A network of car-free pedestrian zones and plazas inside the historical ramparts creates a livable downtown area where good cinemas, discos and cafés are crowded with friendly people to meet. Copenhagen is a safe city with a low crime rate. Trains and buses are safe and clean, and buses operate around the clock.

CBS is located in Frederiksberg, Copenhagen close to everything cultural and exciting: the new town centre of Frederiksberg, the Copenhagen Metro, the new Frederiksberg high school, the central library and much more. This neighborhood is rapidly becoming the heart of the Copenhagen metropolitan area. CBS is experiencing a lot of growth and expansion these days and the school is regarded as an essential part of the Frederiksberg environment.

In keeping with international orientation, several full degree programs at CBS are taught entirely in English. This gives you the opportunity to take courses side by side with Danish students.

Courses in English are available in the following areas:

  • Intensive Elementary Danish
  • Denmark and the Danes – Society, Culture and Economics
  • Accounting
  • Business Law
  • Economics
  • Finance
  • Management
  • Marketing

A complete list of courses and descriptions is available on CBS' website.  Please note the correct term you are selecting classes from!

The cooperation agreement with CBS and UW-L allows you to enroll in one course taught at the University of Copenhagen. The University of Copenhagen offers a wide range of courses in English every semester. The courses are part of the regular curriculum and are open to both Danish and foreign students enrolled at the University of Copenhagen.  Please note that most departments at the University of Copenhagen plan the curriculum for the coming semester just before the end of the previous semester. The full list of courses offered in English will, therefore, not be available until a few weeks before the semester starts. Students are advised to look at the courses offered in English for the current semester or the previous semester in order to make a preliminary plan for their studies in Copenhagen.

Once you have determined the course you would like to take, contact, and explain your background as an exchange student at CBS, and to request to be signed up for the course.  You will need to scan and attach your acceptance letter from CBS in order to prove that you are a CBS exchange student.  Then, if they need further confirmation, they will contact CBS's International Office.

Courses in English at the University of Copenhagen are available on line.

The course equivalencies spreadsheets have been compiled from past approved Academic Plan forms.  They show when the course was last approved and how it transferred back to La Crosse.  You may notice that some classes satisfied several UWL options.

This list is not comprehensive nor does it take the place of  meeting with your advisor for final approval!  They are meant to be a guide of what courses may be appropriate for your studies abroad.

The cost of housing and meals is not included in the program fee. Most Danish universities do not own student-housing facilities. The Danish students either live at home, in private flats or in one of the housing facilities available for young people in the Greater Copenhagen area. Accommodation for international students is organized through the Housing Office within The International Office at CBS. There are three types of accommodation available: private residence halls, shared apartments, or renting a room in private homes. The cost per semester can range from $2,000-4,500 depending on the size and amenities. All housing options will provided access to basic cooking facilities.

Descriptions of housing options and costs are available on line.

For additional details, check out CBS' FAQ page!

Before you travel abroad, you will need to obtain a passport, which will serve as proof of your U.S. citizenship. A passport may allow you to gain entry to (and exit from) other countries. Depending on the country to which you're traveling, a visa may be required as well. Entry requirements vary from one country to another. The U.S. State Department issues travel warnings specific to certain countries, and offers tips and publications relevant to travel abroad generally. Well in advance of your departure, you should also familiarize yourself with international travel health issues, and health recommendations specific to your destination.

Fall: mid-August to late-December
Spring: mid-January to late-June
For current academic calendar refer to Program Dates.

2.75 GPA minimum, 3.0+ GPA preferred
Junior standing required
Open to students from other universities

The program fee includes the following:

  • Tuition (15 credits) and Administrative Fees
  • Orientation to Study Abroad Class
  • Health Insurance
  • International Student Identity Card (ISIC)
  • Study Abroad Graduation Sash

The cost of housing is not included in the program fee.
The program fee does not include a meal plan or meal stipend of any kind.
Airfare is not included in the program price.
Financial Aid is applicable to program fees.

Refer to Program Fees for the most current program fee.

Copenhagen Business School

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