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Expat Experiences > Sweden


Daniel Reed, Stockholm

Posted by: scar on Thursday January 21, 2016 (10:55:02)   (763 Reads)
Daniel Reed
Who are you?

I’m Daniel Reed. Originally from Newcastle in the UK.

Where, when and why did you move abroad?

This is my second time in Sweden. I first came to Stockholm in 2011 for a 6-month study exchange at Södertörns University. I then moved back to the UK for 3 years and then moved back for a new challenge, lifestyle change, and to be with my Swedish girlfriend.   more ...

Expat Experiences > Sweden


David Carpenter, Jokkmokk

Posted by: Jamie on Thursday December 01, 2011 (11:12:45)   (5353 Reads)
Sarek National Park
My name is David Carpenter. My wife and I moved to Jokkmokk in northern Sweden in 2004. We were looking for a less stressed and easier going community orientated lifestyle away from crowds, traffic and somewhere nearer to nature.

What challenges did we face during the move? Learning a new language was the most important and takes time, but is very rewarding. Swedes generally have very good English, but you need to learn the local language of your new home just to integrate on a basic level. Ordering a cup of coffee or going for a job interview really is much more comfortable using a local language when you live abroad.   more ...

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