Making the Move
Hundreds of our more than 1,000 teachers have moved here from another country, some from countries as far away as New Zealand and Japan. At Internationella Engelska Skolan we do everything we can to help make the move to Sweden as easy as possible for our international teachers. The school hosts assist teachers that aren't EU residents with obtaining a work visa and of course with finding a place to live. As a new teacher you receive induction training covering the school’s routines, policies and Swedish law as well as receiving a mentor to help you settle in to your new school, as well as your local area.
We offer all our international teachers free Swedish training. We believe that with the understanding of Swedish comes the added bonus of getting to know Swedish culture and Swedish people. Nearly all Swedes speak good English though, which helps make your initial time spent in Sweden easier.
Sweden is the third largest country in Western Europe. It is a constitutional monarchy and a parliamentary democracy. Freedom of speech, equality, democracy and the power of the individual are key ideas in Swedish society. Sweden has a strong social welfare system, which provides excellent dental and health care, pension rights and family services – services that are open to all who live and work in Sweden.
UN social indicators and many other social studies have shown Sweden to be one of the most modern and healthy countries in the world.
For detailed information from your nearest embassy regarding visas and working in Sweden, see www.swedenabroad.com.