Participants should plan to arrive in Copenhagen by Sunday, March 8 and depart Stockholm on Saturday, March 14. DIS will facilitate transport from Copenhagen to Stockholm on the evening of Wednesday, March 11.
Where is DIS Copenhagen located?
DIS is located in the heart of Copenhagen, along the central walking street, ‘Strøget.’ It is a five-minute walk from City Hall Square (Rådhuspladsen), a 10-minute walk from Tivoli, and a 20-minute walk from The King’s Square (Kongens Nytorv). You can use these landmarks when booking accommodations.
Copenhagen Hotel Recommendations
- First Hotel Kong Frederik (5-minute walk)
- Hotel SP34 (5-minute walk)
- The Square (5-minute walk)
- citizenM Rådhuspladsen (5-minute walk)
- Ascot Hotel (6-minute walk)
- Hotel Alexandra (6-minute walk)
- Hotel Danmark (7-minute walk)
- Imperial Hotel (11-minute walk)
Arranged by DIS: Stay in a Homestay with Local Hosts
The Homestay option is only available in Copenhagen and is limited to the evenings of Sunday, March 8 through Tuesday, March 10 (with departure to Stockholm on Wednesday evening, March 11). There is a fee of $350 per person.
The Homestay is one of the most popular housing options at DIS, providing a great introduction to local culture. Most of our hosts, as in U.S. cities, live in the suburbs and not in the city center, so you will travel daily on Copenhagen’s public transit system up to 60 minutes each way using a transportation pass provided to you by DIS. Homestays are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.
Getting to Know Your Hosts
Participants selecting the Homestay often ask what to bring from the U.S. for their host. A small gift is a nice gesture, but by no means obligatory. Some suggestions include a token from your state (e.g. food, chocolates, book, college hat or t-shirt, a bottle of liquor or wine from your home region). It is also a good idea to show some photographs of your family – your host will be curious!
Since the workshop will have evening programming on Tuesday, March 10 and an evening departure to Stockholm Wednesday, March 11, participants in homestays should expect to spend time engaging with their hosts on Sunday, March 8 and in the evening on Monday, March 9.
DIS may be able to accommodate early arrivals to homestays on Saturday, March 7, for participants wishing to spend more time with their hosts. If you’re interested in arriving on Saturday and taking part in your host’s weekend plans, please email IEW@dis.dk and we will consider requests on a case-by-case basis. The extra evening would have an additional fee of $50. While DIS cannot guarantee homestay accommodations on Saturday, March 7, we are happy to facilitate if possible! Requests should be approved by DIS prior to booking your early arrival in Copenhagen, otherwise participants may be responsible for booking alternative accommodations for the extra evening.
Where is DIS Stockholm located?
DIS is located in the Östermalm neighborhood of Stockholm, only a two-minute walk from the 1912 Olympic Stadium. The main building at DIS Stockholm was completed in 2016 and is shared with the Royal College of Music Stockholm (KMH).
The building is located at the T-bana stop ‘Stadion,’ a five-minute ride from the central railway station ‘T-Centralen.’ You can use these landmarks when booking accommodations.
Stockholm Hotel Recommendations
- Clarion Collection Hotel Tapto (5-minute walk)
- Best Western Hotel Karlaplan Hotel (7-minute walk)
- Scandic Park Hotel (7-minute walk)
- Mornington Hotel Stockholm City (10-minute walk)
- Hotel Riddargatan (3 minutes door-to-door with T-bana or 15-minute walk)
- Hotel C (10 minutes door-to-door with T-bana)