“We’re proud to have a great deal of variety at Han Herred Efterskole,” says the school’s principal Svend Aage Nielsen, “both in terms of the characters and the life experiences of our students and staff and, to a large degree, in the breadth of subjects that we teach.” In addition to standard academic subjects such as Danish, English and maths, many students choose to pursue one or two ‘First’, or core, subjects ranging from science to handball. Core subjects come with more lessons per week as well as annual excursions to a relevant city or event in Denmark or abroad.