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Welcome to the Newbie Guide to Sweden

New in Sweden? Does everything seem a bit confusing? Here at the NEWBIE GUIDE we help you make sense of everything new.

Just arrived & before

Just arrived? Here we guide you through your first steps in Sweden.

Get started
Swedish

Here we gathered information about your different Swedish learning options.

Learn Swedish
Work

Learn about your rights & duties and what you can do to find a job.

Find work
Housing

Why is it so difficult to find accommodation in Sweden and what can you do to improve your changes on the rental market?

Find housing
Health

In need of medical care? Here you find information on your different medical options.

Your medical options
Driving

Most driving licenses are valid in Sweden – at least for a limited period of time.

Get around
Make friends & get connected

Here you find organisations that will ease our way into Swedish society & language.

Get connected
The Newbie Guide Group

Join our Newbie Guide Group and connect with other Newbies in Sweden.

Join the Newbie Guide Group
Newbie Stories

Meet our Newbies as their share their stories on their first time in Sweden.

Get inspired

The Newbie Blog

The source for everything. Follow our multinational team of bloggers and get a more personal view on Newbie life.

The Webs We Weave

This post was written by our blogger Letty. Setting: Belfast, N.Ireland. Kitchen of my friend’s house. August. Evening. Raining “Marie we’ve been invited to a party in Sweden” ( Lie Number 1) “Really? Are you sure you are not looking for an excuse to see that guy again?…

December in Sweden

Do you like December? I admit it’s not all doom and gloom, it has its moments. But let’s face it, if you have opened this article, chances are that somewhere deep inside you find it challenging, as I do. (Or maybe not so deep? Maybe you wear it on your sleeve. Like I do some […]

Third Year Reflection

As the year-end is approaching, I would like to use this blog post as a medium of reflection. A look back to where it all started three years ago. This month in 2016, I moved to Sweden from my home country. Time has passed by and many things have happened ever since, including having an […]
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