To allow you the flexibility to plan independent travel for the semester and to take advantage of travel benefits such as frequent flyer miles, you are responsible for booking your own flight to Stockholm. DIS will welcome you to Sweden at Arlanda Airport (ARN), and will ensure you get from the airport to your housing. Read this page prior to booking your flight, so you are prepared for smooth travels.
Choosing Your Flight Dates
- Book your flight to arrive on your specified Arrival Day. Find out when your official Arrival Day is for your semester by checking the DIS Calendar here. Scroll to your semester and the date will be listed as Arrival Day in Stockholm for All Students on the calendar.
- On Arrival Day, you need to arrive in Stockholm between 7:00 and 15:00 to be greeted by DIS and included in the airport pick-up service and transportation to your housing. If your flight arrives before 7:00, we recommend you wait at the airport until DIS staff arrive to greet you.
- When booking your return flight, note that your semester will end in Copenhagen (spring 2017 students) and your housing must be vacated by noon on the last day of DIS housing. Earlier departure may result in missing a final exam which will greatly affect your grade, as final exams cannot be rescheduled. Note: DIS does not provide transportation to the airport at the end of the term.
- We strongly encourage you to have a return itinerary before your arrival in Sweden. While it is legal for you to travel to Europe on a one-way flight, we have no control over airline officials and their understanding of immigration laws. To avoid complications, it is best to fly to Sweden having a return flight back to the U.S. at the end of the semester (Note: for spring 2017, your semester ends in Copenhagen)
- When you have booked your flight, enter your flight details including airline, flight number, arrival date, and time on the ‘Getting to Stockholm’ form of Student Registration. DIS must have this information to plan for your arrival!
Recommended Resources Before Purchasing Your Ticket
- Student travel agencies such as STA Travel and Student Universe tend to offer
discounted student rates. They can be accommodating when a change or cancellation is made to the flight, as they tend to charge nominal fees for such changes compared to the fees charged by most airlines and travel agencies
- Flight search engines such as Kayak provide a quick and easy method for comparing multiple airlines at one glance, and at times, special ‘web fares’ may be offered
- Call the airline directly for concrete information, special deals, and to inquire whether frequent flyer miles may be applied to the ticket
- Membership in frequent flier mile programs is often free, so make sure to look out for these. Sign up for a frequent flier account with any airline you travel on
What Happens Once I Land?
To read more about Arrival Day and the three-day Arrival Workshop that follows, go to the Arrival and Orientation page.