10 Things to know about Swedish culture

Another day of learning something more about Sweden. My visit to Uppsala University was informative and pleasant.

I would like to share a fun video about the very 10 things you need to know about Swedish culture. This was shared during my visit and thought it was worth sharing it for everyone who is trying to integrate in Swedish society.

Source: Eductus Filmer

Being Indian 🇮🇳

Crossing seven oceans for prosperity and new life has never been unusual element for we, Indians. You name it and we have some Indian acquaintance living in that land. However, there are places where we have not taken the full hold of the land, and Sweden is one of them. we still have a handful of us but we don’t have Indian, especially Gujju colonies like USA, Canada and Australia.

And so I am a proud brand ambassador of my country, talking all from food to traffic to my curious friends and colleagues.

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Learning Swedish..the fest step of integration

3rd May, 2016 came up as one the most exciting day for me. At one hand I had the curiosity of my results of the first stage of Swedish course, the other I had my first interview in Sweden to get an internship with one of the largest organizations of this country.

But why did I needed to learn this language being a fluent English speaker?

All know that Swedes are on of those best English speakers who do not have English as a mother tongue. This was one solid reason for me to presume that I will sail through easily in the local job market.This bubble of assumption got burst soon after coming here when I talked to Arbetsförmedlingen (Employment office) and local recruiters.

While Swedish is an official language of working for most of local companies, it is preferable as all MNCs are dealing with local Nordic clients.

So here I go, joined SFI (svenska för invandrare – Swedish for Immigrants) and took the fist leap of faith.

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