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 Affinity Group welcomes students to gather, share stories and experiences, and contribute to a community surrounding the topic of diversity. The group provides a space to discuss personal experiences of being an underrepresented student, as well as wider social issues related to diversity and identity.

The LGBTQIA+ and Friends Affinity Group has meetups which 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 more information about events, activities, and communities in the DIS Navigate App, which you will gain access to before the start of your semester.

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. Learn how to contact the Care Team

Academic Advising

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

Access Stockholm’s Communities and Create Your Own

LGBTQIA+ Organizations

Sweden is often named among the most queer-friendly countries in the world. Homosexuality has been legal and widely accepted for decades in Sweden, and the country is home to many LGBTQIA+ actors, politicians, and other prominent figures in society.

  • RFSL: The Swedish Federation for LGBTQIA+ 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 LGBTQIA+ 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 LGBTQIA+ individuals between 13-19 years

Bias Information and Education

Although we hope that you have not experienced a bias-related incident or discrimination, we do know that bias situations can occur within our community and in Stockholm.

DIS takes bias incidents and discrimination very seriously, so we developed a tool for you to inform us about bias-related incidents involving you or another DIS student, whether at DIS or in the public.

Should you encounter situations where you feel discriminated against, e.g. by the police, at a nightlife venue, or elsewhere, find out how to inform DIS here: