We understand that it can feel complicated to move to a place that starts with a letter you can’t even pronounce. But don’t worry. We’ll do everything we can to make your move as smooth as possible.
First, the strange letter in Örebro is pronounced as the vowel in the English word bird. Say bird and stop right before you get to rd. Now you know how Ö is pronounced. We also speak quite a bit of English. Almost a little too well. There are those who never learn Swedish because English works so well.
Secondly, Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Handelskammaren) organizes seminars (Life in Sweden) on subjects that are important to know for newcomers. They also give participants the opportunity to make contacts who can become new friends.
Thirdly, there are people at Chamber of Commerce and Industry who work to help make your move as smooth as possible. You can get help with pre-visits, immigration, finding somewhere to live and settling in. Contact your new employer and ask them to call Susann for help.