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

Here we gathered information about your different Swedish learning options.

Learn Swedish

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

Find work

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

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

Your medical options

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.

Rooster proverb

I have a rooster in my throat

Swedes are usually very good at English but sometimes, as you are likely to notice if you hang out with Swedes long enough – things can get a bit confusing. And it quite often has to do with proverbs that really don’t work when directly translated. But what are proverbs? A proverb is a p…

Music Mania – Melodifestivalen Quiz

Tonight the selection tour for Melodifestivalen will start – an event that has become something of a folk festival in Sweden. The artist who wins the Swedish contest will represent Sweden in the Eurovision Song Contest. But the most important question of course – is how YOU know about M…
Pancakes/التكهن بالفطائر

Predictability of pancakes

In all cultures, there is an element of predicatability. Some things that you can feel will always happen. Things that give you a sense of security because you can depend on them. And once you know about them, you feel slightly more integrated into society.  In Sweden, it’s pancakes. On Thu…
Radio Sweden

Radio Sweden – News in English

Want to keep yourself updated on the latest Swedish news but find it hard to keep up because of the language? Then here is a tip for you – Radio Sweden – News in English! Here you get daily news on their website and social media channels. They also broadcast every week on Thursdays from…