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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.

Should You Worry about Cyber Security in Sweden?

Presented by Harold Kilpatrick When it comes to technology, Sweden is rather advanced, with more than 95% of its residents having access to the internet. But with all the benefits this brings, some use technology for evil rather than for good. That’s especially evident with hackers who thirst to g…

Finding The Best Activities for Kids

Moving to Sweden can seem scary and difficult, especially when you’re bringing your littles. But what many people don’t realize is that Sweden offers many free, fun and interactive activities that both you and your children will enjoy! Living as an expat in Stockholm was a lot easier tha…
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Swedish Sayings I Wish I Knew Before Moving to Sweden

Like many other countries, Sweden has plenty of expressions, idioms and sayings rooted in history and tradition. Some of them can be found in other languages, or at least share similar meaning like “Beat around the bush” and “Gå som katten kring het gröt” (English: walks like the cat aroun…
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