Managing specific dietary needs while studying abroad can be a challenge as products and stores vary from what you are accustomed to in your host country. Copenhagen and Stockholm, however, have many restaurants, supermarkets, and specialty shops where you can find full product assortments for particular dietary needs.
Be ready to explore new brands and products and remember, like in the U.S., specialty foods can be more expensive than mainstream products and stores – so budget accordingly. It is not difficult to live as a vegetarian or vegan, with diabetes, or with lactose or gluten intolerance in Scandinavia if you know where to look.
This section aims to give you tips, pointers, and recommendations while you study abroad at DIS – so you can find anything from organic, vegetarian hotdogs, to gluten-free pastries!
Using food and travel blogs can be a great way to get tips from other adventurers with dietary restrictions. Often these blogs contain a wealth of information and tips about managing dietary restrictions in different international cities.
Have you found a great specialty food shop or grocery store product you would like to let other students know about? Whether it falls into the category of non-dairy, gluten-free, vegan, or anything else, we encourage you to send resources and tips to DIS Housing & Student Life. Students studying at DIS Stockholm should contact firstname.lastname@example.org, while students at DIS Copenhagen should email email@example.com. Know that we are also here to support you should you have any questions!
Your Dietary Restrictions on DIS Study Tours
Your dietary restrictions are taken from your initial Registration, and all meals on your Program Study Tours are based on that information.