Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion
DIS is committed to building an inclusive learning environment in a Scandinavian context. Find information about this commitment and the student body here.
Building a Supportive & Open Community at DIS
While abroad this summer, 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.
First-Generation College Students
Resources at the Office of Academic Support are available to you; find more information about DIS Academic Resources.
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.
Access Copenhagen and Stockholm’s Communities and Create Your Own
Prior to departing for your semester, research communities you feel you would identify with – these are a good start:
- Altar Space – A wellbeing community for Black womxn where yoga and positive affirmation is practiced
- AfroGärisKören – For Black and non-binary women of color who likes to sing
- Black Queers Sweden – A POC queer and non-binary space
- Black Vogue Facebook Group (request to join on Facebook – the administrators are based in Sweden
- Magazin Latino – Swedish news in Spanish
- Black Womxn and Black Non-Binary People of Copenhagen
- Non-Binary People & Womxn of Colour Network Copenhagen
- Spanish- Danish Copenhagen Meetup group
- Spanish/Danish/English Exchange Copenhagen Facebook group
- American Expats in Copenhagen Meetup group
- Seek out groups on Boblberg
Homosexuality is legal and widely accepted in Stockholm and Copenhagen. LGBTQIA+ people take part in public life. Several actors, politicians, and other prominent people are out and proud. Sweden and Denmark often named as some of the most gay-friendly countries in the world.
- 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
- BLUS: BLUS works internationally and is associated with ILGA and IGLYO. Find BLUS on Facebook
- Copenhagen Pride
- LGBT Danmark: Founded in 1948 by Axel Axgil, this is the biggest LGBT organization in the country. Find LGBT Danmark on Facebook
- LGBT Ungdom: Ungdom, meaning ‘youth,’ this is a subdivision of LGBTQ Danmark that focuses on young people. Find LGBT Ungdom on Facebook
- Pan Idræt: An inclusive and safe space to play sports
- SABAAH: Sabaah is an organization for LGBTQ* people with minority ethnic background and allies.
- Womxn and Non-Binary People of Colour Network Copenhagen (Facebook Group)