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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.

A Toe In The Water

Okay, I could tell the usual stories about living in Sweden – you’ve heard variations of them a million times. The ones about Swedish being such a difficult language. It is. I have been here ten years off and on and can still only hold conversations with three year olds. Or the endless h…

November Visit to Copenhagen

It might still be a couple of weeks until Christmas, but therefore there is enough time to plan a pre-Christmas trip. Sweden is wonderful during the Christmas season. Swedes really know how to bring light to this dark season. But even after seeing several Christmas markets in Sweden, my favorite mar…
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