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Published: 31.May.2018 15:58 hrs

Are you one of the more than 20,000 international students in Sweden? You can now benefit from a 50 percent student discount on Membership of The Local – our editor Emma Löfgren explains more.

Being an international student is a life-changing experience. I first moved abroad to go to university when I was 20 and it was as daunting as it was exhilarating. The ups were higher and the downs much lower.

It is easy to feel overwhelmed by the language barrier, bureaucracy or simply not having a clue where to start. Many of you are seasoned travellers; others are abroad for the first time. That's why The Local has written stories exclusively for foreign students moving to Sweden to give you a helping hand.

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