Participants should plan to arrive to Copenhagen by Sunday, October 21 and depart Stockholm on Saturday, October 27. The group flight to Stockholm from Copenhagen will be on the morning of Thursday, October 25.
For the Copenhagen portion of the week, DIS will either arrange your 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 the Stockholm portion of the week, you are expected to book your own accommodation, as Homestays will not be available.
See recommendations below for self-arranged accommodation in Copenhagen and Stockholm.
For Fall 2018 IEW participants interested in living with a Homestay, please register for housing no later than September 25, 2018.
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 only available in Copenhagen, and is limited to an arrival date of Sunday, October 21 and a departure date of Thursday, October 25. If you opt for a Homestay and arrive prior to or depart Copenhagen after these dates, please arrange accommodation for those additional nights (recommendations below).
Breakfasts and several 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!
If you prefer to arrange your own accommodation and need suggestions of where to stay in both Copenhagen and Stockholm, please see self-arranged housing information below.
Self-Arranged Housing in Copenhagen
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 (5-minute walk)
- First Hotel Twentyseven (7-minute walk)
- Imperial Hotel (11-minute walk)
- Hotel SP34 (5-minute walk)
- Hotel Danmark (7-minute walk)
- First Hotel Kong Frederik (5-minute walk)
- Ascot Hotel (6-minute walk)
- Hotel Alexandra (6-minute walk)
If you would rather stay in alternative accommodation, Copenhagen has a lot to offer with regard to rented rooms and apartment rentals through Airbnb.
Self-Arranged Housing in Stockholm
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. The building is located at the t-bana stop ‘Stadion’, just a five-minute ride from the central railway station ‘T-Centralen’.
It is recommended to use Hotels.com or similar websites to book accommodations, 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:
- 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)
If you would rather stay in alternative accommodation, Stockholm has a lot to offer with regard to rented rooms and apartment rentals through Airbnb.