Participants should plan to arrive in Stockholm by Sunday, October 23 and depart Copenhagen on Saturday, October 29. DIS will facilitate transportation from Stockholm to Copenhagen on the evening of Wednesday, October 26.
Where is DIS Stockholm located?
DIS is located in the Östermalm neighborhood of Stockholm, only a two-minute walk from the 1912 Olympic Stadium. The main building at DIS Stockholm was completed in 2016 and is shared with the Royal College of Music Stockholm (KMH).
The building is located at the T-bana stop ‘Stadion,’ a five-minute ride from the central railway station ‘T-Centralen.’ You can use these landmarks when booking accommodations.
Stockholm Hotel Recommendations
- Clarion Collection Hotel Tapto (5-minute walk)
- Best Western Hotel Karlaplan Hotel (7-minute walk)
- Scandic Park Hotel (7-minute walk)
- Mornington Hotel Stockholm City (10-minute walk)
Arranged by DIS: Stay in a Homestay with Local Hosts
The Homestay option for the IEW is only available in Stockholm and is limited to arriving on Sunday, October 23 and departing to Copenhagen on the evening of Wednesday, October 26. There is a fee of $350 per person. DIS may be able to accommodate early arrivals to homestays on Saturday, October 22, for participants wishing to spend more time with the hosts. If you’re interested in arriving on Saturday and taking part in your hosts’s weekend plans, please email IEW@dis.dk. While DIS cannot guarantee homestay accommodations on Saturday, October 22, we are happy to facilitate if possible.
The Homestay is one of the most popular housing options at DIS, providing a great introduction to local culture. Most of our hosts, as in U.S. cities, live in the suburbs and not in the city center, so you will travel daily on Stockholm’s public transit system up to 60 minutes each way using a transportation pass provided to you by DIS. Homestays are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Getting to Know Your Hosts
Participants selecting the Homestay often ask what to bring from the U.S. for their host. A small gift is a nice gesture, but by no means obligatory. Some suggestions include a token from your state (e.g. food, chocolates, book, college hat or t-shirt, a bottle of liquor or wine from your home region). It is also a good idea to show some photographs of your family – your host will be curious!
Since the IEW will have evening programming on Tuesday, October 25 and a late afternoon/evening departure to Copenhagen on Wednesday, October 26, participants in homestays should expect to spend time engaging with their hosts on Sunday, October 23 and in the evening on Monday, October 24.
Where is DIS Copenhagen located?
DIS Copenhagen is located in the heart of the city, along the central walking street, ‘Strøget.’ It is a 5-minute walk from City Hall Square (Rådhuspladsen), a 10-minute walk from Tivoli Gardens, and a 20-minute walk from The King’s Square (Kongens Nytorv). You can use these landmarks when booking accommodations.
Copenhagen Hotel Recommendations
- Scandic Palace Hotel (5-minute walk)
- Hotel SP34 ** (5-minute walk)
- citizenM Rådhuspladsen (5-minute walk)
- Hotel Alexandra (6-minute walk)
- Hotel Danmark ** (7-minute walk)