Welcome to Kalø!

"Højskolen på Kalø" is a danish folk high school located in some of the most beautiful nature in Danmark. We are surrounded by sea, forest and small hills. 




We offer a course in Dansk Sprog og Kultur (Danish Language and Culture) and we get students each year form all around the world. We teach Danish in several levels - starting from level 1 with beginners to the highest level with more advanced Danish. At Højskolen på Kalø you will learn Danish culture and language very fast! Danish is our language of teaching, because the best way to learn is to use the language - but don't worry - you will learn and we always help in the beginning. 


Staying at Kalø means that you will live together with students from all parts of the world, and that there are plenty of opportunities for international friendships and relation-building both in classes and in the freetime. At the school there are also many Danish students, who participate in the Outdoor Ranger program. 

Everyday life at Kalø: 


About the school

Read about Kalø Højskole in Scan Magazine here


Special events

We also make special events and study trips where we visit interesting places in the danish society like the city hall to discuss politics, museums to discover danish history, art galleries to explore art, festivals to participate in celebrations and traditions, schools to understand our education system, kindergardens to talk with youngest members of the danish society and much more. Here is a small video from a culture festival at the school, where the students organized a intercultural festival to celebrate that we an international school





Compulsory subjects for Dansk Sprog og Kultur:


  • Danish language: Conversation, pronunciation, grammar and writing
  • Danish culture: Learn about the Danish society, work life balance, traditions and important aspects of the Danish culture
  • Fællestime: Once a week the whole school meet and discuss all kinds of topics including music, art, philosophy and contemporary debates
  • Elective classes (see below)
  • 5 days study trip in Denmark




Elective subjects for Dansk Sprog og Kultur: (afternoon)


  • Sports (badminton, fitness, volleyball)
  • Music (singing, band)
  • Cooking classes (danish food and world food)
  • Outdoor (food from the nature, hiking, climbing act)
  • Creative (drawing, painting, building)





Højskolen på Kalø can help to organize internships in local danish organizations, businesses or institutions. The internships are mainly placed in the afternoons, evenings and weekends. Exampels of previous internships: Kindergarten, school, hotel, restaurant, supermarked, farming etc. 






24 weeks (spring)


Dansk Sprog og Kultur: 36.000 kr all inclusive


Outdoor Ranger: 38.000 kr all inclusive


18 weeks (autumn) 


Dansk Sprog og Kultur: 28.500 kr all inclusive


Outdoor Ranger: 30.500 kr all inclusive



Sign up


If you wish to sign up for a course at Kalø please write us an email (mail@kalohojskole.dk) where you provide us with your full name, date of birth, gender, email, telephone number, adress and which course you wish to sign up for. (See our calendar below) We will answer within a week and inform you about the total price and how you can pay. When we receive the money at our account, we will inform you that you are enrolled as a student at Kalø!


You are always welcome to email or call for further information and any questions. Our office is open monday to friday 9.00 AM - 2.00 PM


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