Diversity Resources

Diversity Resources

Building a Supportive & Open Community at DIS

DIS is dedicated to ensuring that all students have a platform for discussion and dialogue regarding diversity abroad. Each semester, the Diverse Identities Social Club (D.I.S. Club) welcomes students to gather, share stories and experiences, and contribute to a community surrounding the topic of diversity.

Interested in discussing personal experiences of being an underrepresented student, as well as wider social issues related to diversity and identity?

Find more information about the Diverse Identities Social Club

Queers and Allies meetups occur throughout the semester. The meetups seek to provide an affinity-based space for students to explore their identities and build community over fika.

Find out which Queers and Allies meetups are on during your semester in Stockholm

Support with the DIS Care Team

While abroad, if you are struggling with identity questions or have the need to talk to someone about your experience, reach out to the Care Team for support. Should you encounter situations where you feel discriminated against, e.g. by the police, at a nightlife venue, or elsewhere, the DIS Care Team can also provide emotional and practical support as well as guidance on how to file a complaint.

Learn how to contact the Care Team

First-Generation College Students

Academic Advising

Resources at the Office of Academic Support are available to you; find more information about DIS Academic Resources.

Personal Support

If you are facing difficulties navigating a new culture, the pressure to succeed, changes in your financial situation, or any non-academic obstacles, reach out to the DIS Care Team.

Find contact information for the DIS Care Team

Access Stockholm’s Communities and Create Your Own

LGBTQ*

Homosexuality is legal and widely accepted in Sweden. LGBTQ people take part in public life. Several actors, politicians, and other prominent people are out and proud. Sweden is often named as one of the most gay-friendly countries in the world.

Organizations

  • RFSL: The Swedish Federation for LGBTQ Rights. The organization has opportunities for local involvement and also has a youth federation
  • FPES: The Full Personal Expression Sweden is an organization for the transgender community
  • QX.se: The magazine for the LGBTQ community in Sweden
  • Stockholm Pride: The organization behind the Pride festival held every year in late July or early August
  • Egalia: A meeting space for LGBTQ individuals between 13-19 years

Additional Resources

DIS has received feedback on how the dryness of the air and harder water in Scandinavia makes African American hair dry out easily. There are multiple beauty boutiques in Stockholm that carry hair care products catered to African American hair: