Hello dear readers! Today I would like to share with you a new guest post. As you might have seen in my previous posts that I been living an expat life for quite some time. So here I give few tips for those who are interested in moving to Sweden:
1) Securing employment in Sweden can be a bit of a challenge. Often, the language barrier can be an issue, but as a native English speaker you will have an advantage among other expatriates.
2) Many English expatriates opt to become teachers at international schools. Having a British Post Graduate Certificate in Education is an asset as well as an intermediate level of Swedish. However, the qualifications will vary depending on your teaching level and school board.
3) You can find work online through company websites or through Arbetsförmedlingen, which is the largest job placement website in Sweden. You may also find work through Stepstone, Thelocal.se or Monster, which are also popular search engines.
4) Similar to other Scandinavian countries, the Swedish healthcare system is funded by taxpayers; however as with many other nations, the pubic health care system does not cover optometry, dentistry, or orthodontics to name a few.
5) Prescription medication must be provided by a physician, and it is provided through your personnummer then sent directly to the network of drugstores across the country. Thus, it is very important to receive this number as you will need it for many things.
6) When visiting a doctor, you may be required to pay a small fee of about 150 to 300 SEK. After 1,100 SEK have been paid within one year, further healthcare will be provided free of charge.
7) Primary education in Sweden is mandatory for children between the ages of 6/7 and 15/16 and it s free. Children can attend pre-school (förskola) between the ages of 1 to 5. Pre school is very common in Sweden as it aids in the child's development and learning.
8) There are also a few options available for private schooling. Within greater Stockholm, you will find Sigtunaskolan, which offers boarding for boys and girls. Another notable private school is Lundbergs skola, which is located within proximity of Kristinehamn.
9) Higher Education institutions offer programs taught entirely in English or in Swedish. Sweden is home to many internationally recognized universities such as Uppsala University, Lund University and The Stockholm School of Economics.
10) You may also choose to learn Swedish through private institutions such as Folkuniversitetet or you may seek Swedish courses at a higher education institution. However, Swedish courses at a university are not publically funded. Alternatively, many private firms offer Swedish language training to expatriates.
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Igor, a Russian millionaire.
He is a normal person; his work requires discipline, routine, negotiating skills, and planning. Many of his friends say that he´s become more of a loner; what they don't know is that he´s always been a loner. Going to parties, weddings, and christenings, and pretending to enjoy playing golf on Sundays was merely part of hi professional strategy. He´s always loathed the social whirl, with all those people concealing behind their smiles the real sadness in their souls. It didn't take him long to see that the Super-class are as dependent on their success as an addict is on his drugs, and nowhere near as happy as those who want nothing more then a house, a garden, a child playing, a plate of food on the table, and a fire in winter. Are the latter aware of their limitations, and do they know that life is short and wonder what point there is going on?
The Super-class tries to promote its values. Ordinary people complain of divine injustice, they envy power, and it pains them to see others having fun. They don't understand that no one is having fun, that everyone is worried and insecure, and that what the jewels, cars, and fat wallets conceal is a huge inferiority complex.
Favorite characters and parts from my favorite books.
The Winner Stand alone
By Paulo Coelho