Diversity Resources

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. Find information about contacting the Care Team here.

First-Generation College Students

Academic Advising

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

Personal Support

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:



LGBTQIA+ Resources

Sweden and Denmark are often named as some of the most queer-friendly countries in the world. Homosexuality has been legal and widely accepted for decades in each country, and both are 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 Copenhagen and 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 information about how to inform DIS here: