Get ready for Denmark! MISTI training sessions and resources are designed to familiarize you with the culture, society, and workplace norms in Denmark.

Country Prep Subpages

Culture Courses

It is strongly recommended that you complete one of these courses prior to participating in MIT-Denmark.
Course No. Course Name
Welfare and Capitalism in Western Europe
West European Politics
Engineering Sustainability: Analysis and Design
Chemistry of Renewable Energy
Global Climate Policy and Sustainability
Urban Sustainability in Action
Food Systems and the Environment
Nature's Sandbox: The History of Ancient Environments, Climate, and Life
Economics of Energy, Innovation, and Sustainability
Innovating for Impact
Strategies for Sustainable Business
Sustainability: Political Economy, Science, and Policy
Communicating Across Cultures
The Vikings
External Course: Coursera
The New Nordic Diet
External Course: Coursera
Wind Energy
External Course: Coursera
Søren Kierkegaard - Subjectivity, Irony and the Crisis of Modernity

Additional Resources

Opportunities to learn Danish and other Scandinavian languages in the Boston area are provided in the links below:


The Scandinavian Library The Scandinavian Library is a place to connect with the Scandinavian community. Books, newspapers, magazines, are available to browse as well as a Scandinavian coffee shop to enjoy. The Library is open every Saturday from 11am - 3pm except for certain holidays.
Nordic Events Calendar Find more information on Nordic/Scandinavian events going on in the greater Boston area and Massachusetts.
AmScan Foundation The American-Scandinavian Foundation provides grants and awards for educational and cultural exchange opportunities for graduate students wishing to go to Denmark to work on their dissertation or other research.


Recommended Reading

Working in Denmark A great resource for working and living in Denmark

In order to intern in Denmark, you are required to apply for a work permit, even if you are in Denmark less than 90 days. For more information on visa requirements to work in Denmark, please visit: New to Denmark or Work in Denmark




Many airlines fly to Copehagen, Aalborg, and Billund (the major airports in Denmark). There are several connections through Iceland and the United Kingdom. SAS is the only airline that flies direct from Boston to Copenhagen. If you're under 26, check out their youth prices for a discount.