Arrival and Orientation

When you arrive for your summer in Scandinavia, we believe it’s important for you to get an immediate feel for your new home and surroundings. From greeting you at the airport to orienting you to DIS, your new city, and the local culture, your first few days are built to make sure you are empowered to make the most of your time abroad.

Arrival Day

On the official start date of the program, DIS staff greet you at either Copenhagen Airport in Denmark or Stockholm Arlanda in Sweden, depending on where your first summer session is located. From the airport, you are transported to your housing, where you get settled and familiarize yourself with your new home.

Your First Day at DIS

To help you make a smooth transition, DIS welcomes you at the Opening Ceremony, where you get to hear from DIS staff, faculty, and sometimes, even a former student. Following, you jump into your course where you get to meet your classmates and faculty.

If you study at the same location during your summer and are taking multiple sessions, you only attend the Opening Ceremony of your first session with DIS.

Arrival and Orientation for Mix and Match Students

If you are a Mix and Match Student (you are taking courses at both DIS Stockholm and DIS Copenhagen), your orientation program may vary each session. Regardless of location, the arrival and orientation events are mandatory and information about it will be communicated to you before you travel to your new DIS location.