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Expat Guide to Living in Sweden

Whether you're already living in Sweden or preparing to move to Sweden, our Expat Guide to Living in Sweden offers articles and reports submitted by expats about expat life in Sweden. For answers to specific questions, visit our Sweden Forum to talk with expats in Sweden.

11 Expats Talk About What It's Like Living in Sweden

Expats living in Sweden appreciate the kind, calm Swedish people, enjoy outdoor-life in Sweden and can join numerous clubs for expats. Taxes, the high cost of living and difficulty learning Swedish are among the challenges they discuss.

10 Tips for Living in Sweden

Expats in Sweden confess that culture shock can take you by surprise. But, once they learn to adapt, they appreciate the beautiful weather, relaxed lifestyle and bike-riding culture.

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Christmas is a wonderful time of year. Here are 10 of the best places in the world to get in the Christmas spirit.

More Culture Shock Reports for Sweden

Culture shock is part of the settling in process. Knowing the different phases of culture shock and how other expats in Sweden handle it can be very comforting. Below are some of the responses from expats in Sweden:
Submit a Culture Shock Report

More Living in Sweden Reports

What are people's priorities in Sweden - work? family? What are the best ways to meet other expats? Are people accepting of racial, cultural and religious differences? Below are some of the responses from expats in Sweden:
Submit a Living Overseas Report

More Moving to Sweden Reports

What should you take with you when you move to Sweden? What should you leave behind? What type of housing and neighborhoods are typical for expats in Sweden? Below are some of the responses from expats in Sweden:
Submit a Moving Overseas Report

International School Report

Parents are invited to answer questions about the schools that their kids attend (Pre-K through High School) in hopes of helping others moving to Sweden with the school selection process. If you have expat children who attend school in Sweden, take a few minutes to submit a School Review.

Submit an International School Review

Dream vs. Reality Report

Most expats have have "dreams" (and fears) about the expatriate experience before they moved to Sweden. If you are already living in Sweden, share how those "dreams" have been fulfilled, and how they have not by filling out our Dream vs. Reality Report.

Submit a Dream vs. Reality Report

Overseas Retirement Report

Retiring abroad can be a great option for retirees seeking their dream lifestyle at an affordable price. Help other retirees, who are thinking about retiring in Sweden by taking our Overseas Retirement report.

Submit a Retire Abroad Report

Having a Baby Abroad Report

How did expats choose their doctors, midwives, hospitals? What is childbirth like in Sweden? Help other expats who are preparing to have a baby in Sweden by filling out our Having a Baby Abroad Report.

Submit a Having a Baby Abroad Report

Working Abroad Report

What's it like to find a job in Sweden? How difficult was it to obtain a work permit? What types are jobs are typical for expats in Sweden? Help others following in your footsteps by filling out our Working Abroad Report.

Submit a Working Abroad Report
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