DIS will arrange your stay in a Homestay, or you are welcome to book your own accommodation. Homestays are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis, and you should expect a commute of 30-60 minutes.
For Fall 2017 IEW participants, please register for housing no later than September 25, 2017.
Homestay with Local Hosts (DIS-arranged)
Fee: $400 per person (maximum two people per family)
The Homestay is the 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.
The Homestay option is limited to an arrival date of Sunday, October 22 and a departure date of Saturday, October 28. If you arrive prior to or depart after these dates, please arrange accommodations for those additional nights. For suggestions of where to stay, please see self-arranged housing information below.
Breakfasts and some dinners are included. Please list any allergies (e.g. food, pets, etc.) in your workshop registration so we may accommodate your needs.
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, 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!
DIS is located in the heart of Copenhagen, along the central walking street (Strøget). We are 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). Use these landmarks to book accommodations at Hotels.com or similar websites, which are often cheaper and more convenient (e.g. English language, USD amounts) than booking directly with a hotel. If a hotel is not available or cannot be found on hotels.com or a similar website, please check the hotel website directly to book a room.
Recommendations for hotels within walking distance:
- The Square
- First Hotel Twentyseven
- Ascot Hotel
- Hotel Alexandra
- First Hotel Kong Frederik
- Imperial Hotel
- Hotel SP34
- Hotel Danmark
If you would rather stay in alternative accommodation other than a hotel, Copenhagen has a lot to offer with regard to rented rooms and week-long apartment rentals. In the past, participants have been very successful finding a room or an apartment very close to DIS.
Recommendations for rented rooms or apartments: