How far can English take you in Sweden? 

Sweden is a country where almost everyone can speak English. So why bother to learn Swedish? Edina Varnagy from Hungary managed with English for a whole year but then found that Swedish could open doors — to a job, a social life and greater understanding. When Edina Varnagy, 39, arrived in Sweden she had no…

Skiing in West Sweden

It’s not a hub for skiing and winter sports, but our part of the nation does have a few ski slopes that open when the weather conditions are right. Here is Göteborg Daily’s quick guide to skiing in West Sweden: NOTE: make sure to check the slopes’ snow status on their websites before you go…

Quiet Swedes, surviving winter and a housing tip

Julie Boué (right) and a Swedish friend, on campus at Chalmers Göteborg Daily meets Julie Boué and Federica Bergamino, two of many internationals that have migrated north for their education. Both are studying at Chalmers in Sweden’s second city Gothenburg. ”It’s very good, it’s a bit rainy. But we were quite lucky actually in the…

Scholarships – what’s out there

It can be expensive to study abroad, but there is help to be had if you know where to look. Both the University of Gothenburg and Chalmers University of Technology offer scholarships specially designed for students from outside the EU/EEA area. Here’s a quick guide to scholarships. Chalmers offers a wide range of scholarships, often…

Job hunting in West Sweden

Learn Swedish, be proactive and don’t give up. These were some of the main advice presented to internationals looking for work in West Sweden during the seminar ‘Create your career path’, held at the West Sweden Chamber of Commerce on Monday. The importance of learning Swedish came up time and again during the seminar. Even…

Student life: finding accommodation

You have applied and been accepted; you are moving to Gothenburg! Your next step most likely involves the search for accommodation. It can be difficult, but definitely not impossible. A good idea is to start early. This gives you plenty of time to find something, and the queuing system in Gothenburg is organized so that…