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6 Month Trip to Goteborg, Sweden

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6 Month Trip to Goteborg, Sweden


I've been going to Goteborg ever since i was a child as a sort of annual holiday with my Dad. I'm 20 now and have decided that i want to see what it's like to live there as i have nothing worth staying for where i live now.

I've always enjoyed being in Goteborg and in my opinion, there is nothing more depressing than leaving Goteborg and coming back to London Stansted :(.

Im planning on going out there some time at the start of May for 6 or so months. I'm ok for accomodation as my uncle lives in Goteborg and has offered me a place at his home. Does anyone have any advice or info for me such as a safe amount of money needed, jobs going, travel advice etc?

I am not fussy when it comes to jobs and i have heard that bar work is a popular choice during the summer months. My Swedish is very very basic and limited to a few words and sentences but im eager to learn it. Does barwork require an extensive amount of Swedish?


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1. Re: 6 Month Trip to Goteborg, Sweden

Finding job will be difficult; the young adult unemployment rate is > 25%. I would look at the English pubs in Gothenburg and see if they have any temporary vacancies.

But I guess that since you're a native English speaker there would be no problem at all working any pub/bar as long as you master som basic Swedish, at least be able to understand not to speak.


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