At Expat Focus, we like to be on the lookout for resources around the web that could help prospective expats adjust to their new countries. Today, we’re taking a look at Sweden and some of the social media accounts you should be following if you’re thinking of moving there.The Local Sweden
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One of the joys of expat life is knowing that community goes beyond local area, city and even country. If you are an expat, if you travel or do business internationally, if you study abroad or have friends and family in other countries, then your society is a wide and complex patchwork of cultures. The Local (Sweden branch) is the largest English-language news network in Europe, with 6 million readers every month.
Expats In Gothenburg
The Expats in Gothenburg Facebook Page is focused primarily on internationals living here in Sweden – students, career people, internationals moving here with a Swedish partner, and also the integration of many internationals coming here from another land. Full of helpful articles and local tips for assimilation, this account is one to watch.
American Expats In Sweden
Discussing what life is like an expat in Sweden, the closed American Expats In Sweden Facebook Group is a lovely place to ask questions and help others with theirs. To join you’ll have to consider yourself a true American – having been raised in the USA or having lived there for a long period of time, and either live in Sweden or plan to move to Sweden. Link dropping is strictly frowned upon.
Stockholm Expat – the Facebook Page and website – was launched by the American expat who created JobsinStockholm.com to share information and resources with both fellow expatriates in Sweden and people thinking of making the move to the Scandinavian nation with thousands of coastal islands and inland lakes, along with vast boreal forests and glaciated mountains.
Pairing his dual adoration for Crystal Palace Football Club and Helsingborgs IF, this un-mutually exclusive arrangement of a football-loving expat is an excellent metaphor for the double heart that immigrants have for both their birth and adopted homes. The is a blog, podcast and YouTube channel provide a platform for more than just a ball being kicked about.
Expat Lund & Malmö, Powered by HIC
HIC have set up an informal marketplace for expats to connect and share knowledge of life in the Lund and Malmö. They have created an on- and offline meeting place where expats are welcome to network and connect with people and companies inal the area. A win-win situation for all concerned, this is an excellent resource.
With a smile that lights up a room and a penchant for excellent beer, Bailie’s blog is a perfection rainy day afternoon exploration. She lives in Ängelholm, Sweden with her lovely husband where everyday life is much simpler and rather un-American.
Everything Sweden is a community magazine all about expats in Stockholm, for people thinking of moving there, living there, and simply wanting to know more about the intriguing country. The stories shared as articles are moving, helpful and full of fascinating tidbits.
Relocate To Sweden
This is the ultimate resource for relocating to the beautiful shores of Sweden – featuring everything from what to mark in your calendar, from traditions to tax declaration, to an explanation of Swedish concepts such as “squeeze days”. The articles featured are an essential reading resource before those suitcases are packed.
Job Tips For Expats In Malmö And Lund
Featuring excellent hints and subtle things that are essential to landing a job in the beautiful regions of Malmö and Lund, this is an excellent guide for expats who really know what they are striving for. Malmö is the third largest city in Sweden, after Stockholm and Gothenburg, and the 5th biggest city in Scandinavia, and Lund is is a city in the province of Skåne, at the southern tip of Sweden.
We’re always on the lookout for more accounts to feature – if you write about living abroad on social media, leave us a link in the comments and we’ll take a look!