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DIS college students share their experiences – DISCOVER STUDY ABROAD


The place you reside could be a transformative a part of your examine overseas expertise. It’s the place you construct neighborhood, interact together with your environment, and develop as a worldwide citizen. The place you go residence to and the individuals you share area with are impactful in shaping and enriching your time overseas.

DIS presents 4 housing choices: Homestay, Residing & Studying Neighborhood, Studentboende, and Residential Neighborhood. Every are distinctive in their very own proper, offering college students with a wide range of alternatives.

Curious to listen to college students’ reflections on their housing expertise in Stockholm? Learn what former DIS college students need to say, in their very own phrases.

The Homestay expertise offers college students the chance to dwell in a Swedish family and deeply interact with the native tradition and neighborhood. College students submit preferences and are matched with Homestay hosts to make sure profitable and appropriate pairings. Mikayla describes the peaceable morning routine she settled into whereas residing with a Swedish household for a semester.

Mikayla, Spring ’23

“The reality is, I like mornings and I like the routine I’ve begun to construct right here in Sweden. I really feel so grateful to get up and make my manner upstairs, the place breakfast ready by my host mother N is laid out on the desk for me. At 7am, the sky remains to be very darkish, and I eat within the candlelight. Typically, my different host sister A eats with me, or M, relying on when they should depart for college.”

Take a look at Mikayla’s weblog to listen to extra of her reflections.

The Residing and Studying Neighborhood choice is a housing association catering to those that wish to dwell alongside different DIS college students with comparable pursuits. Every LLC has its personal theme, and is overseen by a Residential Coordinator who plans weekly actions for the cohort. Allison and Catherine talk about what it’s wish to dwell amongst friends who get pleasure from exploring their pure environment collectively.

Allison, Fall ‘22

“I’m so glad to dwell with the Outside LLC as a result of the alternatives they supply for us are so unbelievable, and the actions are issues I might wish to do anyway however at the moment are organized for us. It was very nice to be with likeminded individuals who needed to develop nearer via shared experiences—which we did.”

Catherine, Spring ‘23

“This Monday, my beloved [Outdoor] LLC of us and I went to take part in a conventional Swedish sauna and polar plunge. We met in Slussen (my private favourite metro cease!) and we took the bus over to the Nacka Nature Reserve sauna.”

Learn Allison and Catherine’s blogs to study extra.

The Studentboende housing accommodates not solely DIS college students, but in addition college students from the higher Stockholm space and past. Co-ed, dorm-style, and residential, they’re vibrant hubs for intercultural trade. Ellie and Taylor supply insights into what it’s wish to dwell in communal ambiance alongside college students from a variety of backgrounds and nationalities.

Ellie, Fall ’22

“As somebody who tends to be a bit extra introverted, this housing choice has pushed me to exit of my option to discuss to individuals.”

Taylor, Fall ‘22

“Why did I select to dwell in a Studentboende? My main motive was that I needed to dwell with individuals my very own age. I believed that this is able to make it simpler to make mates and hang around with my classmates, and that is positively the case!”

Head to Ellie and Taylor’s blogs for extra info.

The Residential Neighborhood is a residing association completely for DIS college students. Those that choose this feature are desirous to reside with fellow DIS college students and contribute to a neighborhood of various people. Grace describes how residing in a RC cultivated shut friendships among the many residents.

Grace, Spring ‘23

”Because of these spontaneous encounters—and the truth that all of us dwell farther away from the town and different DIS college students—a number of the Tabellen residents have grown fairly shut. The frequent rooms typically host group dinners, film/recreation nights, and examine classes. However these interactions prolong past the frequent rooms as properly.”

Check out Grace’s weblog to listen to extra about her expertise.


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