3 annual travels
Traveling at Ranum Efterskole College
We look out into the world and the world looks into Ranum Efterskole College. We focus on meeting other cultures, and our travels are themed by destination. It is the encounter with young people from other parts of the world that shapes our own national and personal identity - regardless of whether it is young people from the Nordic countries, Europe, USA, Nepal, India or Ghana. So if you are looking for an efterskole with a lot of travels, please take a look further below on this page.
Meeting other young people in the world shapes our national and personal identity. That is why we invite international students and teachers to the school, just as we ourselves travel three times into the world. At Ranum, students and teachers form new profile and culture subjects three times a year. The process of choosinga profile or culture subject is part of the school's pedagogical strategy. It makes enormous sense to form a community around the activities you are passionate about. The travels may included additional self-payment, and everyone must prioritize along the way. However, there are always travels without additional self-payment and there is the possibility to apply for individual financial support for both accommodation and travel expenses.
Here is a selection of the amazing travels we have previously been on. New travels and travel destinations develop each year - and we have room for your own ideas.
All pictures have been taken by students that have been travelling with Ranum Efterskole College.
3 periods & 3 travels
The school year is in 3 sections - 2 Profile Subjects and 1 Culture Subject.
At the end of every period, you will go on a travel from 5 - 14 days, depending on the subject. In total, we travel 28 days.
Profile Subject 1
August - October
The students choose their first Profile Subject before they start. You will spend time planning the trip, and learn how to set personal and common goals together in the group. For instance, the divers train for their PADI Open Water certificate, dancers learn choreography, sailers learn sailing and so on. The first Profile Subject trip will be around 7 days.
October - February
The theme for the second period is culture and world citizenship. The Culture Subjects are based on the culture of a country, for instance USA, Nepal, South Peru or China. You will prepare the trip, which is not a vacation at all. You will meet other young people from all over the world and form friendships for life. Typically, the trip is 10-14 days long.
Profile Subject 2
February - May
The third period focus mainly on personal development and skills by combining both the Profile Subjects and Culture Subjects. The students are now experienced in forming the subjects and will be engaged in creating new subjects. For instance, some students created Cheerleading and travelled to USA, where they trained with local young people. The last trip will be around 7 days.