Hi there! For your internship abroad, I give you the local customs in Sweden.
You will quickly notice that shoes are removed when you enter private residences in Sweden. Some explain this by the simple fact that Swedes spend a lot of time outdoors during the winter and are prone to track dirt.Shoes
In Sweden you can say goodbye to connection problems, here the connection is excellent almost everywhere.
It is common knowledge here that ‘time’ must be respected at all times, whether you are going to an interview or a friendly ‘fika’. Meetings will start on time with or without you. Swedes value punctuality.
Think twice before you throw away that plastic bag. Most Swedish grocery shops charge for plastic or paper bags to reduce waste and encourage recycling.
Water from the tap
Drinking directly from the tap is the norm in Sweden. The water is clean and fresh, so you can save money and the environment by not buying bottled water. It’s perfectly safe to drink tap water and it’s actually really delicious, crisp, fresh water!
It is not uncommon to see a sign saying ‘no cash accepted’ in a bar, so make sure you carry your credit cards with you so you can pay with a card if necessary.
Whether it’s at the post office, the pharmacy or the cheese counter at the supermarket, you will have to queue and wait your turn, the art of queuing is very important here.
Exploring Sweden by car is easy – the roads are well maintained and traffic jams are rare. Just be prepared for the occasional encounter with moose.
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