We as Danes believe that the discipline measures are too much for young Danes to spend a year abroad because how would it benefit them when they return?
First and foremost the credits achieved in the United States and a lot other countries by exchange students are not acknowledged in the Danish Education system. The level Danish students are taught on is simply too high so the students would have wasted a year academically when they return home and have to start high school year behind the classmates who stayed behind. The Department of education in Denmark focuses on teaching Danish students as whole people involving educating them in social live and not just study pages for tests.
That is why they have Friday bars in Danish high schools where the students can enjoy a beer after school. It teaches the students to socialize and it provides a kind of security precaution needed when you cannot hide behind an ocean from the groups of terrorists behind the 9/11 tragedy. Suicide bombers don’t drink alcohol due to the heathen nature of their beliefs. Having students drinking on campus makes the possible threats stick out when they don’t join rest of the student body in the social activities.