Hanan Aweys came alone to Sweden from Somalia when she was fourteen years old. The country that once seemed so strange and different has now become her home, not least thanks to her education here.
Six people who have made a new life in Sweden tell us why they emigrated here and how they have met the challenges of a new language and culture.
- Migration story.
- Migrant stories.
Experienced teacher Celina Viner is learning to embrace Sweden's work-life balance after moving from England with her husband.
- Cultural differences.
Saleta Beiro says coming from Spain, she loves to talk. Adjusting to the quieter, more reserved locals was one of the biggest challenges in moving to northern Sweden.
- Without knowing Swedish.
Moving to a new country can present a unique set of challenges, but we hear from a Polish couple who say 'It is not as scary as everyone thinks'.
- Language learners.
If you are new to the country, what Swedish words bring a smile to your face?