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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
Newbie Stories
Meet our Newbies as their share their stories on their first time in Sweden.
Get inspired
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
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

The Newbie Blog

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

Duktig

Are you “duktig”?

In 1977, the twenty-one-year-old writer Inger Edelfeldt published her debut novel: Duktig pojke. Back then it made a sensation, as it told the story of a boy, Jim, who slowly but inexorably realizes that he is gay. This little book has become a sort of classic in modern Swedish literature and it is …
Christmas Quiz

International Christmas Quiz

Christmas is soon to come and even though The Newbie Guide to Sweden writes about life in Sweden – we think it’s only fair to test our Newbies knowledge of Christmas traditions around the world. So let’s get international in true Christmas spirit! And just so you are warned this is…
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