Listen to our students, when they share their stories about Ranum Efterskole College
A year at Ranum
The best stories from the efterskole are told by our students and parents - hear them right here,
What is it like to travel with Ranum Efterskole College? How is the life at the efterskole? Is it easy or difficult to meet new friends?
If you are considering a year at an efterskole, you probably have a lot of questions. Find the answer to some of your questions right here.
Ranum has taught me to make the best out of a situation.
It has been a really educational year with tons of memories and new friends for life"
A super cool experience. I met a lot of new friends that I am really thankful for having met. It has without a doubt been the best year of my life.
Being at Ranum has taught me to be more individual and making decisions for myself.
I developed a lot as a person at Ranum. I've become a much more tolerant person and I have an easier time being around people who are not like me.
When I first started at Ranum, I had a picture in my head of how the year would be, but it did not take long for that picture to be completely shattered and forgotten, because a year at Ranum can't be predicted. I have enjoyed every last second and I wish I could turn back time and do it all over again. The friends I have met and the memories I have from this year is something I will carry with me going forward.
The year at Ranum can only be described with one word. Fantastic. It is a year I would not have missed. I have become much more and have met a lot of new nice friends who, I am sure, will also be there when the year ends.
It was interesting to visit a communistic country, because you couldn't go to a McDonald's or other western shops. Everything is Cuban and also there isn't a lot of stuff - whereas in Miami everything is in mega size and a lot of wealth is on display. In Havana the Cuban music is everywhere and creates a fantastic energy in the city.
The trip to Los Angeles was one of the most awesome things I have ever experienced, because I learned so much about American culture and the opposites between cheerleading in the USA and here in Europe - because they really are different.
We are often put to the test, because there are so many people around that even 4 months into the year we meet new faces. For me personally, it has been a fantastic year with a lot of new memories, friends and new stories to tell.
Attending Ranum has made me a much more independent and confident person, and taught me many things about meeting new people.
It was fantastic! I enjoy a lot of activities and classes at school. I was the best school year I ever had!
My year at REC has been a total upheaval. I have met a ton of nice people and friends, and I made memories for life. But most importantly I have become closer to myself and have developed extremely my, personality wise. I has without a doubt been the best year of my life and something that will define me as a person.
As a student coming from a very small town, and also having only attended a very small school earlier, it is definitely an experience for life. You'll arrive at a school with 450 other people and suddenly you have to figure out how to live your everyday life at school. You'll experience other cultures and people who have never heard of an efterskole, and suddenly you have to share a table, classroom and even a room with them.
I quickly became very close with the people I live with, as we were all on the same page when we moved in the very first day. Since then our connection has grown and we have been through so much together and learned so much from one another, also having had the same daily responsibilities and routines. It is definitely a year that I will never forget, and I will be forever thankful for having the opportunity to experience it.
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You can't describe it concisely. We are very impressed with the amount of work being put into school for our children. It seemed like all teachers and employess were at work the first day, they were all happy, positive and helpful, and this lasted all year. Extremely impressed with the contact teachers, who took good care of our girls. I absolutely love Ranum Efterskole College. I felt confident, even though we live abroad.
You feel very welcome. Nice to be invited to the events at the school.
Already from the first guided tour we felt included and welcome. We have witnessed a daughter who developed immensely, both personally and academically. Lifelong friendships have been built and we see it as an investment that really pays off in the long run. REC provided the right settings, the commitment of the staff and the whole atmosphere at school has expanded the horizon on many levels. The school year should have lasted much longer!
It was safe and pleasant. In my experience, the school has much experience with taking care of young people and a lot of routines, I felt completely safe with. Nobody could have predicted corona, but even in this situation, the school acted trustworthy and responsibly, in my opinion. Therefore I can only give Ranum my warmest recommendations.
Fantastic. Everyone is extremely professional and you can always get an answer if you have any questions. Or be reassured if you are worried about something. Ranum takes the students and the parents very serious. As the year 19/20 escalated, the staff at Ranum handled the situation with top marks, and when the students were allowed back, everyone at school was ready and followed all guide lines. It has been a pleasure to be part of the Ranum family, and the school year had a big positive influence on my daughter. Ranum Efterskole College receives my warmest recommendations.
REC became a home for our 2 daughters during their year. We feel that REC provided a safe environment, and at the same time allowed our children to try many new things, learn new skills mature, develop their social skills and at the same time continue to develop their academic skills. We loved the community and the togetherness, the interaction between youngsters and adults. Our daughters had the best year of their lives and Ranum Efterskole was the right choice for our family... It is an Efterskole which can be trusted... We can not recommend it enough, and can only say TUSIND TAK!
It was fantastic! Simple as that. I knew that my child was in good hands, at school and during the trips. Or during the start-up after the corona shut-down. It really is true when they say that a year at an efterskole corresponds to 7 normal years. You'll get wonderful, mature and confident children back home.
As a parent of two students at Ranum Efterskole, in 2019 and in 2020, I have both times been fully satisfied and trust the staff at Ranum completely. My children have had a lot to deal with during thier efterskole stays, like sorrow and this year of course Covid-19. Ranum has managed to take care of my teenagers, helped them develop, cared for them, pushed them and provided them with more experiences than I could have ever dreamed of doing. The communication from school is a big plus and I always have a feeling of being included in the experiences and trips. Participating in the student parties as a parent is highly recommendable. It is exciting to experience the young people's entry into this colourful world, which the parties is, while at the same time being allowed to have fun, take care of the youngsters and experience these festive evenings. Thank you so much!
Always a pleasure and a feeling that the students are being taken good care of and I, as a mother, can safely drop off my daughter at Ranum for a fantastic year at the efterskole.
It has been a fantastic experience to once again be a parent at Ranum.
A fantastic experience with a high degree of involvement. It was a safe and nice experience to drop of my child at the school.
It has been super good! Safe and secure, and we were always welcomed with open arms, when visiting the school. The handling of the Covid-19 situation was swift and consequent and was done with much consideration about safety.
Easy, fun and really life-affirming.
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"The efterskole life at Ranum is a journey out into the world and a journey into yourself"
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