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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 Masked Crusader

This post was written by Letty The New Normal Blog 2 in which our intrepid Observer delves into the murky world of mask wearers and confronts the prejudices of the Naked Facers. There’s  also a bit about getting your hair cut. OK, so what bit about wearing a mask do people not understand …

What are the Consequences of the COVID-19 Crisis on Your Job Search in Sweden?

In April 2020, the world went into ‘pause’ mode while COVID-19 spread. Most of us have put projects, travel plans or even expatriation on hold. Job search and career change were halted. But what can we expect from the Swedish job market in the near future? As one of the only European countries t…

Moving to Sweden During a Pandemic

Moving overseas is an exciting time, where dreams and expectations collide, and where the planning and preparation is filled with giddy anticipation. Moving overseas during a pandemic throws in a lot more complications, but is no less exciting. My family and I decided to move to Lund, Sweden, from…
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