The State of Expat Life in Sweden 2018
Recent reports about unfriendly Swedes don’t tell the whole story - what is life in Sweden really like for people moving here from abroad?
Get your guide to expat life in Sweden and report on the current state here!
We at expat membership site New in Sweden (NiDS) worked with news and analysis provider Mundus International and Swedish language course provider, Swedish for Professionals, to uncover the true picture of life for expats in Sweden.
We interviewed expats, 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 you can then make much more informed decisions about your move to Sweden.
How the State of Expat Life in Sweden started
In 2016, NiDS interviewed 50 expats about the challenges they face here and asked them what they needed more support with. In October 2017, the combined forces of NiDS, Mundus International and Swedish for Professionals asked NiDS members, Mundus News subscribers, Swedish for Professional's students and other expats what they think of life here and, this time, we asked the opinions of the HR staff and Relocation Agents too.
One of the areas we are interested in is the amount of private sector support that expats can get and what difference the support of an HR contact and/or Relocation Agent makes. Do the Relocation Agents make a big difference to both the time/effectiveness of settling in and to the strong emotions many feel when moving countries?
The 2018 report and guide for expats are now available to download here.
The 2019 surveys will open shortly. Please contact us via firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and to take part in any way.