Living & Learning Community

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

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 Stockholm and encounter local culture.

By committing part of your time abroad to the weekly LLC activities, 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, with your fellow students.

Living & Learning Community Highlights

A DIS Living & Learning Community is more than just a housing option: You should be interested in putting extra time and effort beyond your academic work at weekly LLC activities. 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
    Weekly LLC activities will give you opportunities to meet locals and explore the LLC theme from a Scandinavian perspective.
  • Community
    Weekly events, in addition to Communal Dinners sponsored by DIS, 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 Swedish 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 LLC flatmates
  • Live in a residence in the city or metropolitan area
  • Commute from home to DIS using the many choices of public transportation available in Stockholm – you can use this time to do homework, take a nap, or just listen to your favorite tunes and enjoy the view. Read about Stockholm’s public transportation here
  • 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 your own room and the common areas in your apartment, such as the kitchen, bathroom, and living room

What This Housing Option Provides

Refer to the Comprehensive Housing and Student Life Inclusions to see what is included under this housing option.

Please be aware that you may be asked to contribute a small amount of money (up to 200 SEK) at the beginning of the semester, regardless of which LLC you are in, 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.

DIS will find the best fit for you by using your housing application essay, your housing comments, and other information you have listed in Student Registration.

Read more about the DIS Housing Placement Process