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Copenhagen Business Students Visit Ramapo College for Two-Week Study Abroad Experience

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MAHWAH, N.J. — The Anisfield School of Business at Ramapo College of New Jersey recently hosted 35 students and three faculty from the Copenhagen Business Academy, in Denmark, for a two-week study abroad experience.  Ten ASB professors and several guest speakers volunteered their time to provide lectures and discussions on cultural issues in international business, U.S. economic history, U.S. financial and capital markets, real estate investment, and financial planning.

“The students from Copenhagen Business Academy were sharp, engaged, and full of good energy and spirit,” said Ed Petkus, Dean of the Anisfield School of Business. “They asked insightful questions and embraced every learning experience that we produced for them.”

The Copenhagen students visited the Federal Reserve Bank of N.Y., the New York Stock Exchange, Goldman Sachs, and the American Museum of Finance. They also attended workshops in the ASB Global Trading Lab, located on campus, and worked on group projects guided by their own faculty. They also sat in on ASB classes.

“This was such a pleasurable visit and very organized,” said Helge Sorensen, Associate Business Professor at Copenhagen Business Academy. “It certainly gave our students a very good idea how education works in the United States, as well as campus life.”

Sorensen’s colleague Professor Thorkill Jessen added that the students learned a lot about Ramapo College but also gained a better understanding of cultural differences and business and teaching methodology.

“There was such energy and interest in the every presentation,” Jessen said. “I have nothing but high praise for Ramapo’s staff and faculty for a fantastic job.”

The guests also had time for a break from the academics, Dean Petkus added.

“We also took most of them for a hike in the Ramapo Reservation, which they loved because there are pretty much no mountains in Denmark,” he said.


About Ramapo College

Ramapo College of New Jersey is the state’s premier public liberal arts college and is committed to academic excellence through interdisciplinary and experiential learning, and international and intercultural understanding. The comprehensive college is situated among the beautiful Ramapo Mountains, is within commuting distance to New York City, was named one of the 50 Most Beautiful College Campuses in America by CondeNast Traveler, and boasts the best on-campus housing in New Jersey per

Ramapo College provides its students with individualized attention, mentorship, and supports; hands-on learning; and a range of opportunities for service and leadership development. Its graduation and retention rates exceed national averages and it places approximately 1,000 students per year in internships in New York City. The College is ranked #1 among New Jersey public institutions by College Choice; is recognized as the state’s top college on the list of Best Disability Schools by Great Value Colleges; is designated a “Military Friendly College” in Victoria Media’s Guide to Military Friendly Schools; and is recognized as a top college by U.S. News & World Report, Kiplinger’s, Princeton Review and Money magazine, among others.  

Ramapo College’s over 40,000 alumni are the confident, intellectually curious, self-aware, and humble people who are highly sought after and who make a positive impact at local, national, and global levels.  Ramapo College is distinguished as a Career Development College of Distinction by Every student at Ramapo is enrolled in its unique and award winning Pathways Program which equips and empowers students, across the continuum of their academic career, to secure internships, pursue graduate/professional school, and/or enter the job market. 

Established in 1969, Ramapo College offers bachelor’s degrees in the arts, business, data science, humanities, social sciences and the sciences, as well as in professional studies, which include business, education, nursing and social work. In addition, the College offers courses leading to teacher certification at the elementary and secondary levels, and offers graduate programs leading to master’s degrees in Accounting, Applied Mathematics, Business Administration, Contemporary Instructional Design, Computer Science, Creative Music Technology, Data Science, Educational Leadership, Nursing, Social Work and Special Education, as well as a Doctor of Nursing Practice.


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