We have many partners in many countries that have inspired us - and we hope to inspire you in turn. Whether you are visiting for a brief tour of our school or for longer term job shadowing, we look forward to seeing you.

Below you will find a short guide to visiting us. If you do not find your questions answered please contact us. Names and contact info can be found at the bottom of the page.

Arranging a visit

To arrange a visit you can contact the project manager of internationalization, Mads Michelsen. Please see contact info below. We will typically need 1-2 months' notice to arrange a visit.

Visits tend to fall in one of two categories: General purpose visits or job shadowing.

The first tend to focus on seeing and experiencing a variety of school activities and meeting with staff and partners from across the school. The purpose is to get a general impression of the Danish educational system in general and/or pre-nursing/child care education in particular. These visits are typically planned to last 3-5 days.

The latter are more focused, typically on teaching activities and will team you up with 1-3 teachers whose practice you will get to experience first-hand. These can last from one to several weeks.

If you are accompanying your students, please see the Visiting students section.

Be aware that coronavirus restrictions may make work placement visits difficult, even after travel restrictions have been lifted.

Travel

We recommend one of two options for travelling to Herning/Holstebro:

  • Flying to Billund Airport and from there onwards with either taxi or train/bus
  • Flying to Copenhagen and from there onwards by train or bus

To get from Billund to Herning or Holstebro using public transportation, you should

  1. Head out of the terminal and find the bus stops. They are just to the left of the one and only terminal exit. Please see this Street View photo for help.
  2. Find the holding spot for the bus 119.
  3. Take the Bus 119 to "Give station". This is the final bus stop so there is no chance of missing your stop.
  4. From Give station, take the next train in the direction of Struer. 
  5. For Herning: Get off at Herning station after about half an hour.
  6. For Holstebro: Get off at Holstebro station after about an hour.

Please bring Danish kroner in cash to pay the bus driver for your ticket. The ticket for the train can be purchased on Give station or in advance from DSB.dk (recommended).

You can also travel by taxi from the airport to either Herning/Holstebro directly or to Give station to take the train onward. All taxis accept Visa and Mastercard. There are always taxis right outside the airport. Larger parties (10+) might consider booking in advance - we can help you with that.

To get from Copenhagen Aiport to Herning/Holstebro is somewhat simpler but a longer journey.

  1. Find the train station inside the airport (terminal 3).
  2. Depending on the time of day, you may be able to take the train direct from the airport towards Struer. However, connections vary so you may have to take a train to Copenhagen Central Station first or switch trains along the way (usually in Fredericia).
  3. Please see Rejseplanen ("The travel planner") to find your connection. Enter "Københavns Lufthavn" (Copenhagen Airport) as your starting point and either Herning or Holstebro as your destination. Rejseplanen also provides links to purchase tickets in advance (recommended).
  4. For Herning: Get off at Herning station.
  5. For Holstebro: Get off at Holstebro station.

Flixbus also offers trips on the route, though it may be difficult to find departures that suit your arrival time.

Please check in advance if current pandemic restrictions allow you to enter the country without delay. Please see rules currently in effect on the official Danish corona contagion website.

 

 

Public transport

Our region has a large network of buses and trains. There are three payment options for public transport.

  1. A "rejsekort" (travel card) is a prepaid card that allows you to use all public transport by checking in whenever you board a bus or train. When you leave the bus or train you check out and the cost is taken from your card. The school has prepaid cards that can be borrowed though you will need to add funds yourself.
  2. Smartphone apps. If you need to go by the same route every day to get to work, we recommend buying a commuter card. This is best done using an app from the transportation company that serves your route.
  3. Tickets: Tickets can be bought at all train stations using debit/credit cards. Look for big boxy vending machines saying "Billetter". Usually tickets can also be bought for buses in the bus but bring cash in case the driver does not accept cards. Finally, tickets can be bought in advance from rejseplanen.dk.

We will always help you get set up with routes if needed for getting to and from work as well as payment options. The school also offers borrower bikes (see "Bicycles").

In order to find connections from one place to another, we recommend using Rejseplanen. Look for "Rejseplanen" on the Google Play Store or the Apple Store or go to rejseplanen.dk.

Coronavirus

In March 2020 the college was closed for physical attendance and all teaching was made internet based. Since then we have gradually returned to the school as the infection risk has fallen.

The college has not accepted foreign visitors since March 2020. Currently, we hope to open up again in the second half of 2021. The school only sends out students who have received a vaccination against coronavirus; because students work with vulnerable people we will ask to see visitors' vaccination papers as well. Be aware that the college's partners - counties, nursing homes, kindergartens, skolehjem etc. - may have their own further restrictions in place. Some may demand either proof of vaccination and/or recent tests to allow visitors.

Please check in advance if current pandemic restrictions allow you to enter the country without delay. Please see rules currently in effect on the official Danish corona contagion website.

You should also expect some businesses to refuse cash payments even after the pandemic is over, as some thought that handling cash was an infection risk. You can use credit cards (VISA and Mastercard) in most shops.

Danish quickfacts

Things about Denmark that are good to know when visiting:

  • Official languages: Danish, Faroese, Greenlandic, German
  • Currency: Danish kroner or DKK (not Euro, sorry)
  • Time zone is Central European Time (CET), same as most of Western Europe.
  • Calling code is +45. Danish phone number are all 8 digit numbers, usually arranged as 4 times 2 digits. Simply put "+45" in front of any Danish phone numer and you will get connected. There is no difference between cell and landline numbers.
  • A list of public holidays can be found at the website of the National Bank. Public holidays will mean different transport schedules and some shops will close, though some supermarkets will always be open.

Medical and emergency

  • For emergency services (ambulance, fire fighters, police) call 112
  • If you need medical attention (and it's not an emergency) during the weekend or outside office hours, you can call "lægevagten" (the doctor on duty) at (+45) 70 11 31 31. They can redirect you to a casualty ward, emergency services or suggest you contact a doctor when they reopen.
  • Health services: If you are an EU citizen (or Norwegian or Icelandic), it should be sufficient to bring your blue European Health Insurance Card to get access to free medical care, including visits to the doctor or the hospital.
  • Contact the college or talk to your employer if you need to see a doctor during office hours. Either of us will help you find one quickly.
  • If your treatment requires medicine, you will need to purchase it yourself at a pharmacy.
  • You will also need to pay for (most) dental costs yourself. Check with your private or professional insurance before making a dentist appointment to see if they can pay for you (but may require you to use a specific dentist or register with them in advance).

 

 

 

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