Health, Safety, and Support

Your health and safety are amoung our top priorities while you are at DIS, whether you are in Stockholm or Copenhagen, other parts of Sweden or Denmark, or traveling in Europe as part of the DIS program.

Your Health, Safety, and Security Abroad

Safety on the DIS program is a shared responsibility and requires students to be well-informed and active participants in their own well-being while attending our program. DIS provides students with extensive health and safety information through pre-departure advising and online resources so students and their parents can prepare themselves for the student’s time abroad. Experienced staff are also always ready to answer questions.

While no organization or institution can guarantee the safety of participants abroad, the risks can be significantly reduced if staff, students, parents, and advisers at the home institutions all work together. Use this section for useful advice regarding your own health, safety, and security abroad. These pages provide further information on resources, safety measures, contingency plans, and practical information for your semester with DIS.

Copenhagen and Stockholm: Safe Scandinavian Cities

Copenhagen, Denmark and Stockholm, Sweden often top international surveys determining quality of life, personal safety, and even the happiness of its citizens. While both cities are safe, we have useful advice and contingency plans in place should they be needed.