Why Stockholm?

Study alongside the urbanites of Stockholm, who balance life in a vibrant metropolis with the city’s beautiful and serene surroundings.

Sweden’s Bustling Capital

On any given day, find yourself in the midst of a busy crowd of Stockholmers on their way to the day’s next plan. Wander to the old city where the buildings, cobblestones, and narrow streets take you back to Stockholm’s 13th-century beginning.

Explore Effortlessly

Comprised of 14 islands and a transit system that travels across waterways, Stockholm is well connected. While some corners are characteristically urban, others are natural landscapes – making your next cross-country ski adventure or kayaking afternoon within easy reach.

A Diverse and Progressive City

Sweden prides itself on openness, diversity, and equality. As home to the Nobel Prize, Stockholm is a capital led by forward-looking decision makers, artists, innovators, and scholars.

What Makes Stockholm a Great Place to Study Abroad?

  • Stockholm is the capital of Sweden and the hub for industry, fashion, politics, and research
  • The Swedes are among the top three best non-native English speakers
  • Stockholm’s natural environment offers an archipelago to explore 30,000 islands, stretching from the city to the Baltic sea
  • Commuting in Stockholm is fast, efficient, and scenic! 90 of the city’s 100 metro stations are decorated with paintings, sculptures, and mosaics
  • Sweden is one of the largest exporters of music in the world, with decades of incredible success from songwriters and producers

DIS is located in one of the nicest neighborhoods of Stockholm, so there are plenty of cafés to fika. Enjoying fika has allowed me to get to know fellow students, who all share my eagerness to learn from our new city and call it home.”

-Callie, Bates College