“I first learned about Denmark and the IB, when I was in a one-week exchange here in 10th grade. Once I heard about the IB programme I knew that it was something, I wanted to do. I came back to Denmark to join the IB at Ikast-Brande Gymnasium and I am very glad I did. I would like to study software engineering at university and the IB allows me to study anywhere in the world. Being able to choose where to go means a lot to me.”
Juan Jose Abia Fernandez, IB student (Spain)
“I’ve lived in China and Germany, so it was natural for me to choose an international education and the Pre-IB is an excellent way to prepare for the IB. So far, I like it very much. The school is very internationally oriented, and the teachers are great. They really try to include our different cultural backgrounds in class. It’s a great way to get to know other cultures and at the same time feel very included.”
Yihan Liu Overgaard, Pre-IB student
“I have lived in five different countries and have always attended international schools. Besides that, I have played soccer my whole life, so IB Sport is a perfect solution for me. It’s an international education combined with sports. We have morning practice three times a week which doesn’t interfere with our regular schedule. There’s room for both sport and school and I get to play with other skilled soccer players. It’s great.”
Christian Ebbesen, IB Sport student
“In CAS (Creativity, Activity, Service) you get to do projects that go beyond everyday school life. You get to educate yourself to become a committed citizen and participate actively in your community. I am a part of the school’s student council and I’m also an ambassador for the school. It’s a great way to strengthen my communication skills and also a great way to spread knowledge of the IB to others. If you have the courage to take on an ambitious education, where CAS challenges you to become an active citizen I would definitely recommend the IB.”
Arnis Prokopovics, IB student
“I like living at the IBG Dorm. The surroundings are great and it’s close to both the school and town. It’s a great way to get to know other IB students as well. We have a little community and often come together for a cup of tea or other social gatherings. The area is full of life and there’s always people around.”
Julie Bloch Hornsved, IBG Dorm
I recently got into Aarhus University’s Biology department and I am unbelievably happy to have started there. You will definitely feel well-prepared for university life after IB.
Clarissa, former IB student
The attitude and the framework of the IB program is of an impressive standard and we are happy that our daughter has the opportunity to take part in it.
Parent in Australia
So far, going to Denmark, and Grenaa Gymnasium in particular definitely seems to have been the right choice to make. Students looking for a change of pace, struggling with their home country’s style of teaching, trying to expand their possibilities, or having other similar goals should definitely look into this programme. It offers a much more relaxed and personal environment, and seeks to help people work hard without becoming exhausted. Although all the paperwork required for staying in Denmark can rightly seem intimidating, I can tell from personal experience that a good contact person can be immensely helpful for that.