Life after DNS

There is a great diversity of what our graduates do after the programme, but some of the main reasons why our students chose DNS are because:

  • They want to develop and grow in a collective of open-minded and dedicated people. 

  • They wish to travel and get to know more about the world and want to do it in a constructive way. 

  • They are looking for hands-on education. Our programme is based on the principle of practice-theory-practice. Which means we put a big value on experiences and get close to what we want to learn about. 

  • They want to make a positive change. At DNS you will learn to be a local activist. As part of the programme, you will organise cultural events, activities and challenges youth, sustainability campaigns and much more. 

What do graduates do after DNS?

Egle from Lithuania, Chief Specialist at Information Society Development Committee

The experiences I gained at DNS brought me to understand that education must empower us to lead our own life, develop social connections and lift people up and bring them together. It must minimize the chances of being manipulated or becoming an actor in someone else’s play. It must produce self-aware and self-motivated humans, not anxiety-riddled worker bees awaiting their next orders.

Elo from Estonia, works as a Social Educator

“I constantly use the things I learned at DNS. The studies are really political, so it gives a much better perspective of how the world works and brings you much closer to what we should teach the kids in school”

Milo from Italy – works with Second hand clothes

“DNS taught me that a teacher is not just a conveyer of knowledge, being a teacher means supporting people to learn, to grow and constantly challenge yourself and others. I use this lesson every day regardless if I am in classroom”

Louise from Denmark, works as entrepreneur

“At DNS I learned how to bring my ideas and visions to life – both as an individual and as part of a community. I don’t think about WHAT is possible, but HOW I can make it possible. It’s just one of the things DNS taught me, but it is one of the skills that really define my life.”

Nadezda from Lithuania, working as DNS Teacher

“I see it as a gigantic, out of proportion, responsible and scary task and I love it! I love to be confident in the era of self-doubt, to struggle with by-products of “system education”, to fight for progress, to seek alternatives, to transform my worldview through every single step on the way. Believe me, it is a restless life – to be a rebel teacher”

Marina from Spain, works with ecological farming

“When I was about to graduate I was confused, some wondered if I did not know what to do because there were no options, I had to explain that I did not know because I could think at least of 1000 options I could go for and I knew all of them were real options.”

DNS is much more than becoming a Teacher,

it’s an Education for Life.

What alumni of DNS do after they graduate

  • Teachers in mainstram schools in their home countries, eg. Germany, Sweden, Iceland
  • Teachers at international schools in eg. Mozambique or Oman
  • Teachers at independent schools in Denmark
  • Social educators at care homes for challenged youth in Denmark
  • Coordinators and facilitators for international aid organisations
  • Pedagogues or social educators at outreach programmes for vulnerable youth
  • Project leaders at development projects within the realm of education, sustainability and food security
  • Principals and teachers at teacher training colleges in eg. Angola, Malawi, India
  • cooks, independent entrepreneurs, café owners, garden farmers and other trades where they use their DNS skills to educate trainees
  • Further studies

Life after DNS

There is a great diversity of what our graduates do after the programme, but some of the main reasons why our students chose DNS are because:

  • They want to develop and grow in a collective of open-minded and dedicated people. 

  • They wish to travel and get to know more about the world and want to do it in a constructive way. 

  • They are looking for hands-on education. Our programme is based on the principle of practice-theory-practice. Which means we put a big value on experiences and get close to what we want to learn about. 

  • They want to make a positive change. At DNS you will learn to be a local activist. As part of the programme, you will organise cultural events, activities and challenges youth, sustainability campaigns and much more. 

Humans after DNS

Milo from Italy – works with Second hand clothes

“DNS taught me that a teacher is not just a conveyer of knowledge, being a teacher means supporting people to learn, to grow and constantly challenge yourself and others. I use this lesson every day regardless if I am in classroom”

Marina from Spain, works with ecological farming

“When I was about to graduate I was confused, some wondered if I did not know what to do because there were no options, I had to explain that I did not know because I could think at least of 1000 options I could go for and I knew all of them were real options.”

Elo from Estonia, works as a Social Educator

“I constantly use the things I learned at DNS. The studies are really political, so it gives a much better perspective of how the world works and brings you much closer to what we should teach the kids in school”

Egle from Lithuania, Chief Specialist at Information Society Development Committee

The experiences I gained at DNS brought me to understand that education must empower us to lead our own life, develop social connections and lift people up and bring them together. It must minimize the chances of being manipulated or becoming an actor in someone else’s play. It must produce self-aware and self-motivated humans, not anxiety-riddled worker bees awaiting their next orders.

Nadia from Lithuania, working as DNS Teacher

“I see it as a gigantic, out of proportion, responsible and scary task and I love it! I love to be confident in the era of self-doubt, to struggle with by-products of “system education”, to fight for progress, to seek alternatives, to transform my worldview through every single step on the way. Believe me, it is a restless life – to be a rebel teacher”

Louise from Denmark, works as entrepreneur

“At DNS I learned how to bring my ideas and visions to life – both as an individual and as part of a community. I don’t think about WHAT is possible, but HOW I can make it possible. It’s just one of the things DNS taught me, but it is one of the skills that really define my life.”

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