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Top tips for getting settled

Here we have gathered top insider tips from local experts and internationals to help you once you have arrived in Gothenburg and West Sweden.

Don’t rush things

Take your time to arrange all the practical matters. If you can, consider working 50% from the beginning – until you have most things sorted.

 

Plan ahead

Think long-term when it comes to housing. Consider that you may want to live close to where your kids enrol in school.

 

Translation tools

Make use of web translation tools such as Google Translate and Microsoft Translator. You will come across some websites that have limited or no English versions available.

 

Join relevant social media groups

By joining these groups you’ll expand your network in Sweden. They may also be helpful when it comes to finding an apartment and arranging other practical matters.

 

Prioritise learning Swedish

You can definitely get by knowing only English, but learning Swedish will help you with everything from finding work to shopping at your local supermarket. 

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Open Desk
05
Feb
2020

Open Desk Service

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Advisory service
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05 Feb - 29 Apr
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Move To Gothenburg

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20
Feb
2020

Programme for budding entrepreneurs

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20 Feb
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25
Feb
2020

Newcomers Information Evening

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Seminar
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25 Feb - 25 Feb
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Move to Gothenburg

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