Housing: An Integral Part of Your Study Abroad Experience
DIS housing options aim to give you the opportunity to:
- Build communities, both within your housing and with locals in the surrounding area
- Experience personal growth and development
- Culturally engage in a meaningful way, by either living with locals or reaching out to local communities beyond your housing
Getting To and From Your DIS Housing
Part of living and studying in Stockholm means that, just as the Swedes do, you commute by bus or train – or a combination of the two! Whether it be to get to classes at DIS, Field Studies, Study Tour departures, or extracurricular activities, you can expect that commuting will be a part of your daily life.
Commuting Culture in Stockholm
Stockholm’s public transportation is clean, safe, punctual, and efficient. While a daily commute may seem intimidating in concept if you are not used to it at home, keep in mind that roughly 800,000 Stockholmers use public transportation daily. With around 90% of the city’s population hopping on the T-banan (the local train network) to get around, you’ll be commuting to DIS like a local. Not only do we cover your transportation between class and home, but also all public transportation throughout greater Stockholm is covered for DIS students.
Four Diverse Housing Options
Unless otherwise advised by your home institution, you have several housing options to choose from at DIS Stockholm. All options ensure that you live with English speakers. You are encouraged to maximize your exposure to Swedish culture and language during the semester, no matter what your housing preference.
Read the options carefully to rank them wisely for your Housing Application:
- Homestay (including the Career Connection Homestay)
- Living & Learning Community
- Residential Community
DIS Housing Policies – Guaranteed Housing
DIS guarantees housing to all students who request, and pay for, DIS-arranged housing. Additionally, DIS works hard to ensure that you have a wonderful and hospitable stay in your housing.
Applying for DIS Housing
DIS puts a lot of effort in making the right housing match for you. This is why it is extremely important that you provide correct and detailed information on the Housing Application form. The deadline for requesting DIS housing is approximately 1.5-2 months before the term’s official Arrival Day. See details about applying to housing on each option’s page.
What Each Housing Option Provides
Find out what is included in each housing option by reading the Comprehensive Housing and Support Fee Inclusions for all DIS housing options.
Finding Out About Your Housing Placement
Approximately 10 days prior to arrival, you receive your housing placement and exact address. At this point, you will be able to access relevant information about your housing on the DIS Navigate app.
Getting Oriented To Your Housing
DIS staff is available to you on Arrival Day and during the Arrival Workshop, which will cover all information relevant to your housing. You will also get the chance to learn more about your local neighborhood during the first days together with your Community Advisor. Throughout the semester, DIS Housing staff is always available for any questions you might have.