Trænger du til, at der skal ske noget nyt? Overvejer du at tage et højskoleophold? Så læs med i denne artikel. Gul fortæller om sit højskoleophold på Den Internationale Højskole (også kendt som IPC, International People's College), hvorfor hun ville på højskole og hendes anbefalinger til andre, der overvejer et højskoleophold. Bliv klogere på, hvad du kan forvente af et højskoleophold hos IPC i denne artikel.
*Bemærk at resten af indholdet i denne artikel er på engelsk.
What line /subjects/classes do you have during your stay at IPC?
There is a wide variety of subjects in IPC. In our term we were offered the following classes: African studies, Danish, moviemaking, team sports, active lifestyle, choir, African drum & dance, architecture & design, musical acting and dancing, creative writing, table top gaming, sustainable gardening, international politics & diplomacy, intercultural communications, arts 2D & 3D, mind the heart, 100 years of musical revolutions, yoga and many more.
Why did you want to go to folk high school, and why did you choose IPC?
I’ve heard about IPC from a former student who recommended this school. The whole concept of folk high school does not exist where I come from, so I was very curious and decided to experience it in a place where students come from all over the world, since I love learning and experiencing other cultures.
How is the environment / community at IPC?
The environment in IPC is very welcoming and warm (hygge!), and the community is a big family. Sometimes having more than 100 students who come from different cultures can be challenging, but the beauty in it is finding a way to mediate and learn from each other how our differences can become similarities.
What does a typical day look like for you at IPC?
On weekdays we would start the day with morning fellowship, where we would sing a song (another concept that is very common among folk high schools) and have announcements regarding different topics. Then students go to classes according to the timetable they created in the beginning of the term. You will probably find students in the common room in their free time, playing foosball, or playing the piano. On the weekends students are free, some go to Copenhagen, some go downtown Helsingør to explore the beautiful old town.
The environment in IPC is very welcoming and warm (hygge!), and the community is a big family.
What is the best thing about the stay?
The best thing about the stay, is that you get to meet people from places you probably won’t have the opportunity to meet if not for this program. And even better – make friends for life.
Tell us about your study trip with IPC
I have gone on a trip to visit Bosei - a sports folk high school with focus on Japanese and Korean culture. We spent there three days and had the opportunities to join different classes: Japanese & Korean language, different martial arts, Japanese calligraphy, etc. This was an opportunity to experience the Japanese culture in a different way than what is possible at IPC, and it was very interesting.
Why would you recommend others to go to a folk high school and do you have any good advice?
I would recommend going to a folk high school since it’s a unique experience. The sense of community and togetherness is what makes it so special. My best advice would be that you should come open minded, the first couple of days might seem overwhelming and scary but you are all in the same boat! And – don’t forget to have lots of fun!