Aussies in Sweden

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EXPAT SITES AND GROUPS

AUSSIE EXPAT CONTACT SITES

Stockholm Australian Football Federation or SAFF is the new Aussie Rules team started by an enthusiastic and committed bunch of fellow Aussies. Check out the website for details of training, matches, social events at The Foggy Dew, ANZAC Day picnic, Australia Day etc. There is also a discussion forum. Players and supporters warmly welcomed!

Göteborg The Beserkers Välkommen till Göteborgs Australiensiska Fotbolls Klubb!

Ludvika (Dalarna) James and Faye Taylor run the Oz Swedes< a site especially for Aussies and Kiwis in Ludvika and surrounding areas. Lots of information and links on the site and the Taylors are a terrific family.

Karstad Eagles - Australian Rules Football in Värmland.Anyone who is in the area is very welcome at the games, practice sessions and social events.

AUSSIES IN SWEDEN

Want to know about real life here in Sweden ? Check out what some of our members are up to. If anyone had a personal page that they would like to share just email me. Also check out some Aussie businesses here in Sweden in Aussie Products.

An Aussie in Uppsala This is Uppsala-based Kirk Ewing's great site about living and acclimatising to life in Sweden . It is arranged in the form of a diary and has a very positive and friendly feel to it.

Mark Majzner is a former journalist who has started the very popular Australian Wine Club here in Stockholm . There is a very informative website and you can sign up for a newsletter with news and invites to wine tastings.

Jodi Roan is an experienced travel agent who has now branched out and set up a travel agency of her own here in Sweden . It's called australienresor and can be found in Vasagatan 15-17 in the heart of Stockholm . They specialise in Australian holidays and offer the best in prices and services. Visit their website or feel free to give Jodi a call at (08) 67769790 or email her with your travel queries.

Hayley Bringdal ran a successful advertising agency in her home town of Perth, but has now settled into life in Sweden and owns her own agency again. Weblabs offer marketing solutions to businesses all over Sweden.

Jane Kitto Melbourne-born guitarist and singer Kitto has spent the last few years based in Stockholm. She divides her time between Australia and Sweden and has a strong following in both countries.

Andi Joseph A young vocalist and musician from Wagga Wagga and now based in Lund . He plays at gigs in various parts of Sweden, so be sure to check out the dates and his music at Andi Joseph.

BoomerangJim Swan and Ross McKinnon make up the rock band Boomerang. Two light hearted guys from the sunny city of Brisbane Their repertoire consists of Irish and Australian folk standards as well as a selection of more recent Aussie hits and some of their own creations too.'

Sitara Kristy Rogers and her Swedish partner Mikael Sundelin have set up a unique and exotic furniture store in Stockholm , featuring beautiful handcrafted furniture and other objects from the Far East (especially Indian). Check out the Sitara website or visit them in their Saltsjöbaden shop.

Spirit of Oz Rob Manuell has a beautiful shop, Spirit of Oz on Gästrikegatan 16 in Stockholm which offers a variety of gorgeous Australian designer fabrics and fashion accessories. Check out the website for details of what is in stock.

Nic Cottrell is from Adelaide and now based in Stockholm and working on projects involved with machine translation technology. Nic is also the Vice President of the Stockholm Park branch of international toastmasters.

Simon Andrews Simon is a Sydney-born artist based in Göteborg. He has exhibitions in Galleri Ferm in Karl Gustavsgatan 13 and all around Sweden . See his website for information, biography and samples of his work. (E)

Greg Kewley has been in Sweden over 10 years and teaches at style='color:black;mso-bidi-font-weight: Grennaskolan, an international Swedish school, situated in the beautiful town of Gränna on Lake Vättern. Check out the school - I wish I went there!

Jim Barrett is based far north of the Arctic Circle at Umeå University . He has a blog at Soul Sphincter where he documents his life in Sweden, his work with HUMlab and the worlds of art and music.

Travelling Matt is the homepage of Sydney/Stockholm based television cinematographer Matt Gormly. Guaranteed to bring a lump to the throat of any homesick Aussie.

Josh Fleming is a young Australian from Queensland, who has come to Sweden on a working holiday visa. He is living in Uppsala and has a blog at joshinsweden where he talks about his life and adventures in Sweden.

Kate Dwyer arrived in Eskilstuna in January 2007 and writes in her journal about her efforts to settle in to Sweden.

Ylva Molitor-Gärdsell is an artist based in Göteborg. Details about her beautiful watercolour and graphic work as well as any upcoming exhibitions can be found at her website.

David Holford arrived relocated with his wife and young children from Tamworth to Sweden in August 2006. He writes about their experiences in Postcards from Sweden.

Teknotrekker is an Aussie world traveller who has spent some time in Sweden and written and photographed his adventures, including an Australia Day nude snow roll!

STOCKHOLM AND GENERAL EXPAT SITES

U.K . Brits Abroad Stockholm Meeting place and social club for the Poms in Stockholm . Unfortunately, they don't appear to update the page very often. There is a fledgling message board available at a site called Brits in Sweden. There is also the Swedish-British Club based in Stockholm.

U.S.A. There are more Americans in Sweden than almost any other English speaking immigrant group. As you would expect, there are a few organisations catering to their needs. Expats In Sweden has resources and a forum, though it doesn't seem to be updated very often. There is also , a very busy online community for Americans living in Sweden (it's a closed forum so you need to register). And there is an American Club of Sweden which is a networking club based in Stockholm , the American Women's Club.

Canada The Canadian Club of Sweden has information, links and a bulletin board and there is a great, informative and friendly forum for Canadians here in Sweden at Canadians in Sweden.

Ireland is represented by the Swedish Irish Society, with lots of tips, links and news of gatherings all over Sweden.

Scotland TheCaledonian Society of Sweden is the meeting point for those with Scottish ancestry. You don't have to be Scottsh to join in as anyone who has an interest in Scotland is very welcome. There are many social events you can attend as well.

South Africa The website for South Africa Society in Sweden works for better understanding and active contact between South Africans and Swedes. The website has news, events and information as well as a discussion board.

The British and Commonwealth Association BCA is based in Stockholm . Membership is 200SEK per year and they offer a wide range of activities and a regular pub night. Membership is open to anyone from a commonwealth country. That's us!

The American Women's Club, This is a valuable resource, with fantastic, helpful tips on everyday life in Sweden, as well as events, lots of different group activities, a bulletin board. Non-Americans are welcome to join AWC Stockholm as associates.

English Speaking Community Club The SCC is a non-profit organisation oriented toward the educational, cultural and social needs of Sweden's English speaking community. They have regular social events, details of which are on their website.

EuroCircle Stockholm is a European based networking community that organises many social events in cities around Europe . The Stockholm group was launched in June 2005. It is useful if you are interested in expanding your business and/or private social network in Stockholm. The club language is English.

The International Women's Club of Stockholm This IWC has representation from 59 countries. Its objectives are to welcome women newly arrived in Sweden and aid in their understanding of the country. Meetings are held the second Tuesday of the month at Operaterassen (except June-August) for a luncheon and program. Activities such as Bridge, Golf, Yoga, Piano, and Literature are available.

International Support Group for Women This group meets every other Wednesday evening (even weeks) at Åsögatan 155, Södermalm (T- bana Medborgarplatsen - Bus 3 and 76). It is primarily for women who are new to Sweden . An informal friendly meeting place to make new friends, find support, share your experiences and help you make the most of your stay here. More details at Awatea Counselling

The Local Discussion Forum While The Local is mainly a news site, featuring a daily wrap up of highly selective Swedish news in English, there is also a classified section and a discussion forum. You can read the forum from the website, but will need to register in order to post a message.

Lost in Sweden This is a new, international on-line community for English speakers here in Sweden . There are several forums where you can post a question, answer a question or just get to meet and socialise with a few people who are going through the same situation as yourself. It is a closed forum, so you need to register to read most forums or to post there.

SIRAP The Stockholm International Researcher's Association, known as SIRAP is a non-profit voluntary association that brings together international researchers, their families and local patrons. They have regular meetings, social events and organised trips.

The Stockholm Meeting Place: International Rotary Club Meeting Place: Hotel Hellsten
Luntmakargatan 68
11351 Stockholm

We gather in the hotel bar every Thursday evening at 18:00 before proceeding down to the conference room through the door to the right of the hotel reception desk.

All meetings are conducted in English!

There is an attendance charge of 50 SEK per person which includes 1 entry into our weekly lottery. After the meeting those of us who are hungry visit one of the many local restaurants in the area for a bite to eat.

E-mail SIRC Email Box

Toastmasters International Stockholm The TMI meet every second Wednesday evening (even weeks) at Hotel Scandic Continental (opposite T-Centralen) at Klara Vattugränd 4. Meetings are conducted in English. You can read more about them at their website.

Accept Cross Culture is a communications company based in Stockholm and offering practical assistance to newcomers in the form of advice, language classes and general relocation advice for those coming to work or live in Sweden .

GÔTEBORG

British Club Contact: Jean Irving Telephone 0303 935 37

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Anglo-Swedish Club Contact: Jamie Smith Telephone 031 14 86 22

British Business Club Contact: Alan White Tel. 031 44 59 97

American Women's Club in Gothenburg has a website with a lot of useful information. They have regular meetings and activities and membership is open to all. Check their site here

Gothenburg Toastmasters The GTM meets at Hotel Vasa, Viktoriagatan 6 in central Gothenburg, every second week (uneven week numbers) at 18.15. You can send them an email through the website to join in. English is the club language.

International Women's Club Diana Lee Âstrand Tel. 031 28 67 700 diana.lee@decasa.se or Gwen Johansson Tel. 031 91 57 99 gwenjan@swipnet.se

International Friends of Gothenberg The IFG organises regular meetings with different themes, a wide range of activities, and pub nights. It is made up of internationals and Swedes. There is also a discussion forum.

Speech Masters Gothenburg The SMG is an English speaking club dedicated to improving speaking, listening and leadership skills. They meet at 5 pm on even-numbered weeks on alternating Tuesdays or Thursdays. Check the website for venue and contact details.

Saturday Breakfast Speakers is a branch of the toastmasters which meets once a month (always on a Saturday). There is contact, venue and dates on the website plus an outline of their aims and membership.

Lundby Toastmasters is another branch of the toastmasters, this time with lunchtime meetings on a Wednesday. All meetings are held in English and a schedule and contact details can be found at their website.

West Coast Masters is a toastmasters club based at Mölndal, which has English speaking meetings on Mondays or Wednesdays on even numbered weeks. There is contact details and a schedule on the website.

Franska Clubben Contact :Erik SvenssonTelephone 031 774 28 90 style='color:blue'>Erik.svensson@sollac.usinor.com

MALMÖ

American Women's Club of Malmö Has regular meetings, activities and newsletters. See their website, which is packed full of useful information. Don't be put off because of the name. They welcome members from all over the world (not only women, either), and they have members from Australia, New Zealand, Malaysia, Thailand and other countries. They have good local knowledge, links to things going on in the area and seem a really friendly bunch of people.

International Club of Skåne The ICS is a non-profit organisation open to expats living in the Skåne area. The club language is English. They aim to make members stay in Skåne a rewarding one.

Organization for International Women in Malmö The IKF is a non-profit organisation of around 1,000 members, made up of international women in Malmö. They have regular events and a strong networking section. 'Arial'>

OTHER TOWNS

Boräs Toastmaster's Club The BTM is part of the English speaking international toastmasters club and class=body>provides opportunities for improving leadership skills and help you expand your social and professional network. Contact details are at the website

Gävle English Speaking Society c/o Lindvall, Floravägen 7, 802 67 GÄVLE
Newsletter: ESS Newsletter, Jan Teeland, Svangatan 6F, 806 46 GÄVLE

Halland English Speaking Association c/o Bengtsson, Västerljungsvägen 9, 310 31 ELDSBERGA
Newsletter: Halland ESA Newletter, Helen Åberg, Ljungbyvägen 124 A, 305 26 HALMSTAD

Toastmasters Club . The LTC meets every month on different days. The aim of the club is to help people from all backgrounds learn to speak effectively, conduct a meeting manage a department or manage a business, Lead delegate, and motivate. All meetings are in English and you can read more about the club on their website.

Lidköping East West Club c/o Johansson, Linjevägen 7, 531 50 LIDKÔPING

Lund English International Association of Lund EIAL publishes a regular newspaper (The Lundian) and is particularly concerned with discrimination issues. Contact address is Sandgatan 2 (4th floor) Tel 046- 211 2825 (E)

Uppsala English Speaking Society c/o Brant, Heidenstamsgatan 41, 754 27 UPPSALA

PARENTING GROUPS AND PLAYGROUPS

Mums in Sweden A new discussion and support group set up in March 2005 by an enthusiastic, friendly British mum. New members are very welcome and the site hopes to build up a database of resources, tips, discussions and friendships among English speaking mums here in Sweden . Join at Mums in Sweden.

Parentnet The site for Parentnet Sweden is a non-profit English-speaking organisation in Stockholm comprised of individuals from various English-speaking countries and specifically targets those needing advice and resources about parenting. There are articles, lots of links, a bulletin board and a forum. It's a great resource for parents here.

SÔDER We are an informal group of English-speaking mothers and fathers who meet Fridays 2:00-4:00 at Högalid's öppna förskola during the school year (at Högalid Church near Hornstull on Södermalm). Children from homes with at least one native English-speaking parent are welcome! If you are interested in joining us, contact: Becky Popenoe popenoe@swipnet.se Ph 673 5078 or 070 284 4263

TÄBY Jumping Jacks meet Every Wednesday 1pm - 4 pm in Täby Kyrkby Öppna Förskola.
The times are 1pm to 4pm on Wednesdays and we have free play, singing time, there's access to crafty things and lots of toys and books, dress-ups etc. The children this year have ranged from newborn to 5 years and the parents come from all over the place. Welcome! If you want more information write to Keren on keren.bruce@telia.com, or ring Gill on 08 7566818

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