Welcome, new SI NFGL members! Here's your survival guide

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Welcome, new SI NFGL members! Here's your survival guide

Welcome to Sweden and congrats on joining the NFGL network of SI scholars! Now what? What about learning the language, meeting Swedes, surviving the winter, and even dating? We've got all the answers.


Settling in

Don't panic! How to find student housing in Sweden

Still not sure where you're living? Don't worry! Check out these tips.

Six ways to save money as a student in Sweden

Make each krona count!

How to survive in Sweden on a student budget

How do you get by on a student budget in the best of times and the worst of times? Here are some tips.

Useful online services in Sweden

The longer you're in Sweden, the more you learn about life and getting around...but it can still be confusing. Here are a few valuable online resources to help you out.

How to steer Sweden's crazy rental market

Read this if you want a more in-depth look at Sweden's apartment rental system.

Learning Swedish

Ten tips for taming the Swedish language

Losing interest in your language lessons? Need to add some spice to your Swedish skills? Want to talk to the blonde that lives next door but you don’t have the courage? Here are ten tips to help you along.

Can learning Swedish be fun? One student's tips

Learning a new language is a challenge - especially when you have studies as well. But it can also be fun. NFGL student Ana Devdariani presents her experiences and tips for making Swedish 'fun-tastic'.

Things you should not say to Swedes

Making new friends in Sweden? Here are ten things you should never say to a Swede if you want to remain mates with them. 

Swedish culture

Eight tips for surviving Swedish winter

Winter in Sweden is around the corner and it's time to start planning accordingly, advises Stockholm nutritionist and New Zealand native Kate Nordin, who offers up her top eight tips for keeping fit and avoiding winter fatigue.

Five rules for dating in Sweden

So you've made it to Sweden. You've learned the language basics, you're always on time, and you remember to take off your shoes. So now what? Here it is, what you've all been waiting for - an introduction to dating in Sweden.

Seven important (food) days in Sweden

Swedes love food, and sometimes they celebrate food with special holidays. Find out more.

How to chat to Swedes when the sun comes out

In sunny weather Swedes are in the best of moods. So how do you start up a conversation?

Jobs, jobs, jobs

How to write a Swedish CV/resume

Some of you are already wondering how to put together a resume which will impress Swedish employers. Read several important tips for how to write the perfect Swedish CV - when you have a break from your studies, of course!

Ten tips for landing an internship in Sweden

You've been studying for a while and want a true challenge, a way to break onto the labour market. But where to begin? Here are our top ten tips for finding and getting an internship in Sweden.

How to shine at your Swedish job interview

Even getting a job interview can be an achievement, particularly if you're a foreigner in Sweden. So when you get that interview, what do you do to really stand out?

How to negotiate your salary in Sweden

From startups to multinationals, many firms in Sweden fix salaries differently to elsewhere in the world.

How to succeed as a professional in Sweden

Advice from the experts.


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