Though language learning is mentioned, many expats told us that they perceived they were excluded from job opportunities not for lack of language ability because they were foreign – on the surface, clear discrimination – but when we dug down deep, we could see another cause, one you can read about in our guide to the State of Expat Life in Sweden 2018!
“Sometimes all the planning in the world won't prepare you for it, but as long as you know where your nearest coffee house is everything falls into place!”
We at New in Sweden (NiDS) worked with news and analysis provider Mundus International and Swedish language tuition provider Swedish for Professionals to uncover the details of expat life in Sweden. We have quizzed expats that are here, the HR staff that organised their move and the Relocation Agents that supported them during the process. We dug deep to find out the full story about emigrating here and hope that new arrivals can then make much more informed decisions about their move to Sweden.
Our guide to the state of expat life in Sweden is out now. It covers the main challenges expats are experiencing right now and the reasons for them, the support that is and isn’t provided at a personal level and what help is out there. We have a separate report that looks at what expats told us in comparison with other surveys, the political environment and what needs to change for expat life to improve. Get your copies of both here.
Folkuniversitet is one of our very favourite places for Swedish classes. We've done six courses there between us and they have all been very good. They now have conversation classes via Skype, so you can be anywhere in the world and take part.
This spring term 2017, they have 20 Swedish courses running via Skype, including three conversation courses to help you get it grips with everyday chattering.
The conversation classes are at three levels:
Click here for more information on the Skype courses run by Follkuniversitet:
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Interesting bits and pieces about life in Sweden, including all-important song words.