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Why do exchange students go back to Sweden?

2018-11-27 11:18 #0 by: Niklas

Thousands of foreign students go to Sweden each year to study. Some of them like Sweden so much they go back again after graduation. The Local has interviewed former exchange students who has returned to Sweden to find out what attracted them to Sweden. Italian Claudia Żelazowska is one of them:

"When I came back from Sweden no one could understand why I loved it so much," she tells The Local. "My friends didn't understand the things I experienced. I missed the international environment and meeting people from all over the world."

Read all the interviews:

» What makes exchange students come back to Sweden? - The Local

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2018-11-27 21:01 #1 by: Leia

This is so true! I would love to come back again!!

All the best, Leia

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2018-11-28 00:48 #2 by: jordan

Two of the students that were from our university have already returned, and we saw them during our year abroad year! Who knows, maybe I'll return, it's definitely something I am considering Winking

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2018-11-28 03:15 #3 by: Tammie

I wasn't a foreign exchange student but l lived in Sweden for less than 2 yrs when I was in my early 20's and I have been trying to move back every since! LOL

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Tammie

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2018-11-28 09:49 #4 by: Niklas

#3: “Trying”? How could you fail? 😉

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2019-01-04 15:33 #5 by: Emo

Niklas don't you know what problems the Swedish Immigrationsoffice can make to forbid people to come to Sweden even if they have family here housing, good economic standard, and place in a decent school. 

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2019-01-04 17:31 #6 by: Niklas

#5: No, I can't say I do. All of those I know have tried have made it here. It often took a long time, but they succeeded.

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2019-01-04 17:39 #7 by: Emo

I can tell you.

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2019-01-04 22:26 #8 by: Evelina

#6 From what I read on the ”Americans in Sweden” Facebook group, it is extremely difficult to move here if you arent a member of the EU

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2019-01-04 22:27 #9 by: Evelina

*citizen

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2019-01-04 22:36 #10 by: Leia

#8 Jordan and I might have to rethink our plans now Brexit is going ahead then!Scared

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2019-01-05 14:47 #11 by: Niklas

#7, 8: I know one Canadian/Australian, four Chileans, one Afghan, and five Iranians. The Iranians was long ago.

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2019-01-05 15:00 #12 by: Evelina

#11 Do you know what their process was? Like if they had a job opportunity and became naturalised or if they were married to a Swede?

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2019-01-06 09:33 #13 by: Emo

#11 Do you know of any children who had the possibility to join a working mother, married to a Swede and been paying taxes for some years, having put an neither she or her husband hav ever used the swedish support system (socialhhjälp, arbetetslöshetsunderstöd eller liknande. Both of them could show permanent employment when Migrationsverket demanded it But the children have to stay in Thailand even if everything was ready for them here.

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2019-01-06 11:36 #14 by: Evelina

#13 That’s really unfortunate Emo 😪

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2019-01-06 13:58 #15 by: Emo

#14 Yes really. Crying It is evil! ArgCrying

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2019-01-06 14:43 #16 by: Niklas

#12: Two were in relationships with Swedes, a couple was studying here at first, one was an asylum seeker (a child), one was married to a Swede and the rest I don't know about.

#13: No, I don't.

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2019-01-06 15:53 #17 by: Emo

#16 We couldn't believe it until it was a reality to us. 

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