Kaveh Pakjoo with two teens he works with
Saying hello helps someone feel recognized by letting them know you are interested in interacting further, and while it’s a great start, it’s also just the beginning. Kaveh Pakjoo—a youth leader in Stockholm—talks about growing up in northern Sweden, his time in boys' homes in Stockholm, and explains the effort it...
Yoanne Clovis sitting on the quays of Vancouver.
Learning the unique social codes of a new country can be a challenge for any newbie. For Yoanne, not only has she done it in many different countries but she has now decided to help others do the same. Yoanne Clovis is the founder of Serene Expat, a service dedicated to helping people enjoy all the thrills of starting...
Olga talks about the struggles of making friends in Sweden
Making friends can be tough. But what's life like for someone who's completely new to Sweden? We spoke to Olga to find out: "For the most part people’s friends are from their childhood or maybe university. Social interaction is based on planning, it’s not very spontaneous. It’s really tough to get yourself into someone...