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All You Need to Know About Living and Moving to Sweden



About Sweden




Stockholm in winter

Sweden, the largest of the Scandinavian countries, part of the European Union since 1995, is an open, multicultural society with a long tradition of welcoming foreigners.

According to reports evaluating the quality of life in the countries of the world, Sweden is one of the world’s best places to live and consistently ranks highly in quality of life surveys, which covers education, healthcare, transport, opportunities, the environment and many other things.

People's attitude is best described by the Swedish word lagom (literally "not too much nor too little") which refers to Swedish people's tendency to be quiet and reserved, to shy away from conflicts and refrain from showing their feelings in public. Swedes spend a lot of time outdoors enjoying the pristine environment. Cities are clean, safe and large enough to offer facilities and attractions, while not being too big and lose their coziness.

The Swedes are among the highest educated people in the world. In fact, about one-third of all young people in Sweden go on to higher education at one of the universities and colleges. Instruction is free of charge at all levels of compulsory school and in the higher education system. Private schools and colleges are few in number and generally receive government grants. Foreign students are welcome and numerous in Sweden.

While in Sweden you will most likely meet kind and welcoming people, who speak English reasonably well and are quite eager to help. A country of land and water, historical traditions and innovative modernity, beautiful and pristine nature and high technology settings. It will be for you a very pleasant discovery.