Living & Learning Community

Pursue an interest alongside other like-minded DIS students and interact in a meaningful way with the local community.

Live with Like-Minded Fellow DIS Students

A Living & Learning Community (LLC) is a co-curricular housing option that brings together students with shared interests across DIS and cultivates their passions by allowing their extracurricular interests to shape the way they explore Copenhagen and encounter local culture.

By living in a community based on common interests, you will have an ideal platform from which to explore, discuss, and reflect on the various cross-cultural experiences that you inevitably will encounter while studying abroad.

Living & Learning Community Highlights

A DIS Living & Learning Community is more than just a housing option: You must be willing to put in extra time and effort beyond your academic work at weekly LLC events and meetings. In return, you have the chance to uncover the hidden gems that the city has to offer within your LLC theme, reflect on your own personal journey, and become part of a tight-knit community. Committing to an LLC community not only means attending events around the city; it also can help you process and articulate the transformative moments you may experience while studying abroad.

  • Cultural Engagement
    LLC Coordinators are hired local experts within their field, excited to share their professional and personal knowledge and network with you
  • Community
    Weekly events will help contribute to your creation of a well-functioning housing community
  • Personal Growth
    You will be challenged to reflect on the way you see yourself and encouraged to reflect on the differences and similarities between Danish and American culture

Student Profile

This housing option is right for you if you are willing to:

  • Commit to developing and enriching the community with your fellow DIS students who share your passion for the LLC theme
  • Attend weekly meetings and other LLC events (Note: attendance is taken and lack of engagement will lead to removal from the community)
  • Keep an open mind when presented with challenging events or topics
  • Voice your opinion and take part in discussion with your hallmates
  • Live in a residence in the city or metropolitan area
  • Commute from home to DIS using the many choices of public transportation available in Copenhagen
  • Share a room with other DIS students
  • Share a bathroom with fellow students on your floor (can be co-ed)
  • Do your own grocery shopping and cook for yourself or your community
  • Share cleaning responsibilities for not only your own room, but also common areas on your floor such as the kitchen, bathroom, and living room

What This Housing Option Provides

To find out what is included in each housing option, go to Comprehensive Housing and Student Affairs Inclusions.

Please be aware that you may be asked to contribute a small amount of money (up to 200 DKK) at the beginning of the semester in all LLCs, to cover the expenses of some events.

Application Information

You will preference your housing choices during the registration process. You may preference up to two LLC themes in your application, but must genuinely be interested in both themes.
All applicants, also those with little previous experience with the theme, are considered during the placement process.

Read more about the housing placement process