You are responsible for booking your own flight to begin your summer abroad at DIS. Prepare yourself for smooth travels by reading this page prior to booking!
Choosing Your Flight
- Book your flight to arrive on your specified Arrival Day. Find out when your official Arrival Day is for your session by checking the DIS Calendar. Find the Calendar and Events here
- If you arrive in Denmark or Sweden between 7:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. on Arrival Day, you will be greeted by DIS and transported to your housing
- We strongly encourage you to have a return itinerary before your arrival in Denmark or Sweden (note: if you are attending DIS in both locations, book a multi-city flight). While it is legal for you to travel to Scandinavia on a one-way flight, we have no control over airline officials and their understanding of Danish or Swedish immigration laws. To avoid complications, it is best to fly to Denmark/Sweden having a return flight back to the U.S.
- When booking your return flight, note that your housing must be vacated by noon on the last day of DIS housing. Earlier departure may result in missing a final exam which will greatly affect your grade, as final exams cannot be rescheduled. Note: DIS does not provide transportation to the airport at the end of the term
- The majority of students attending DIS are classified as ‘entry visa-free’ students by the Danish/Swedish Authorities and therefore do not need a visa to study in Denmark/Sweden for the summer. Denmark and Sweden’s interpretation of Schengen Law is that ‘entry visa-free’ students are allowed to enter their countries with simply a valid passport. Read more about Schengen Law here. If you require a visa to study in Scandinavia for the summer, DIS will contact you via email with application instructions
- When you have booked your flight, enter your flight details including airline, flight number, arrival date, and time in your Student Registration. DIS must have this information 30 days before your arrival. Sign on to Student Registration here
Recommended Resources: Before Purchasing Your Ticket
- Student travel agencies tend to offer discounted student rates, such as STA Travel and Student Universe. They can be accommodating when a change or cancellation is made to the flight, as they tend to charge nominal fees for such changes compared to the fees charged by most airlines and travel agencies
- Flight search engines, such as Kayak, provide a quick and easy method for comparing multiple airlines at one glance
- Call the airline directly for concrete information, special deals, and to inquire whether frequent flyer miles may be applied to the ticket
- Frequent flier program membership is often free, so make sure to look out for these. Sign up for a frequent flier account with any airline you travel on
What Happens Once I Land?
If you land between 7:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m., you will be greeted by DIS and taken to your housing. To read more about Arrival Day and the three-day Arrival Workshop that follows, find information on the Arrival and Orientation page here.
What About Transferring Between Stockholm and Copenhagen?
If you have signed up for sessions in both Stockholm and Copenhagen, you have the option to use DIS-provided transport (free of charge) to get you from one city to another. If you want this option, you must inform DIS by completing the Transferring between Stockholm and Copenhagen form on Student Registration. Read about transferring between Stockholm and Copenhagen here.