28 November – What can Lund’s Municipality Help You with?

We have invited Maria Petit from Citizen Center Lund (or Lund Medborgarcenter in Swedish) who will guide you through the type of services the municipality can offer you as a citizen in Lund. Citizen Center Lund is a meeting place where you can get help with both small and large community problems (such as potholes in the pavement or contaminated drinking water). If they cannot help you directly, their job is to put you in touch with someone who can instead.

Examples of services offered by Citizen Center Lund are building plans, internet help, legal guidance, municipality information, citizen guidance and tourist information. As a newcomer to Lund it is not always easy to know what the municipality can actually do for their citizens. We encourage you to come and listen in order to know what services you can expect from Lund’s municipality.

Tuesday, 28 November
11:00-12:00

Ekska Huset
Sankt Petri Kyrkogata 4, Lund

Event in English
Free of Charge

Please register before midnight on 26 November.

Register Here

21 November – The Benefits of Volunteering

Volunteering is a great way to get to know new people, broaden your network, and at the same time do something good for your local community. We have invited three different organizations located in Lund that rely on volunteers for their everyday work. The four organizations we have invited are Flyktingar Lund, Eos Care and Kompis Sverige that offer volunteering opportunities with education and integration. Some of these organizations require certain understanding of the Swedish language and others do not. However, they all offer great opportunities to practice Swedish with either natives or other internationals.

Tuesday, 21 November
09:30-10:30

Ekska Huset
Sankt Petri Kyrkogata 4, Lund

Event in English
Free of Charge

Please register before midnight on 19 November.

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FULLY BOOKED! – 9 November – Visit to the Museum of Artistic Process and Public Art

Many of you have probably visited art museums before, impressed by the stunning pieces created. However impressive these pieces are, the process of making these creations are rarely shown. This is why we are inviting you to come along on a free guided tour (and a free entrance ticket) to the Museum of Artistic Process and Public Art here in Lund. This museum focuses on the process in which art is created rather than the final product.

There are a limited number of free tickets available, so please register quickly to make sure you get one. This guided tour is not exclusively for expats connected to ICHL and we therefore expect to be joined by other guests.

9 November

16:15 – Non-compulsory drop-in coffee mingle at Ekska Huset before the guided tour
16:45 – Walk to the museum
17:00 – Tour starts. If you do not wish to attend the coffee mingle, make sure to be at the museum on time as we are unable to delay the tour.
18:00 – Tour ends.

Ekska Huset
Sankt Petri Kyrkogata 4, Lund

Event in English
Free of charge

Please register latest 7 November at midnight.

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8 November – Re-Educate Yourself into the IT-Sector

As some of you may have noticed, the IT sector worldwide is screaming for competent people to hire. So if you are finding it difficult to find a job in Sweden, why not try the IT world? Yrkeshögskolan – the Higher Vocational Training Center here in Sweden, offers numerous courses in diverse areas and among them are three IT courses that do not require Swedish to get accepted into the course. However, Swedish is useful since the lectures will be held in Swedish, but everything else is in English.

Though all courses offered by Yrkeshögskolan require passing grades in English and Mathematics from a Swedish high school (which few expats have), they can still accept up to 20% of the course participants based not on their grades, but on their CVs and interviews. This makes these courses perfect for the expat community, which is why we have invited them to come speak about the different courses they offer in Lund, Malmö and Helsingborg. Come by and listen to what they have to say and see if it could be something for you.

Wednesday 8 November

10:00-11:00
Sankt Petri Kyrkogata 4
Lund

Event in English

Please register for this event no later than midnight 6 November.

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7 November – Religion in a Secular Society

According to Gallup World Religion Survey 75% of the world’s population is religious. At the same time, Sweden is one of the most secular countries in the world. Many internationals come from backgrounds where faith is an important part of everyday life, finding a place to worship or community to belong to can be very high on the agenda for individuals or families moving to another country. We have invited Jan Kjellström, who has worked with international students and employees at Lund University find a spiritual home away from home. Regardless of your religious background this session will guide you in finding the religious support you may need in a mainly secular society.

Tuesday 7 November
13:30-14:30
Sankt Petri Kyrkogata 4
Lund

Event in English

Please register for this event no later than midnight 5 November.

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25 October – Leisure Guides

Are you new in Sweden and want to get to know more about your surroundings and what to do in your spare time? At this event you will get information about various activities that are ongoing, seasonal and a chance to let us know what else you are interested in doing while living in Sweden. Andrea Maasland will lead you to an interesting morning of information.

After the event, if you find this interesting and would like to volunteer as a leisure guide, then let us know. We would be happy to have you share both the obvious fun activities around, but also some of your personal favorite places.

25 October

10:00-11:00

Ekska Huset
Sankt Petri Kyrkogata 4, Lund

Event in English

Register Here

23 – 27 October – School Week

Whether you have children of school age, registered in day-care or thinking of starting a family, it’s always a comfort to get first-hand information and be able to ask those important questions before choosing a school that suits your child’s needs. We have invited seven different schools in the region, some of which are international schools (that follow the IB program) and some that are Swedish schools with an international profile. The difference between international IB and Swedish school’s pedagogy and structure, may be of interest depending on future plans for moving abroad and for higher education in Sweden.

Below you will find times and dates for each school presentation, please feel free to register for all or those schools you are most interested in learning more about.

Note: You can only register for one event at a time. To register for more events, please go back to the email or website and start over once you have completed the first registration.

Date and time for events:

23 October:
10:00-11:00 – Bladins International School of Malmö (IB Program and IB Diploma)
11:00-12:00 – Bilingual Montessori School Lund (Swedish school with an international profile)
15:00-16:00 – International School Lund Katedralskolan (IB Program and Diploma)

25 October
14:00-15:00 – Malmö Borgarskolan (IB Diploma)

27 October
10:00-11:00 – Lund International School (IB Program)
11:00-12:00 – Malmö International School (IB Program)
13:00-14:00 – Engelska Skolan (Swedish school with an international profile)

Please register for these events no later than midnight 19 October.

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20 October – Visit to the Historical Museum

The International Citizen Hub has been invited to a free one-hour tour at the Historical Museum in Lund! You will experience art, archaeology, animals and antiquities from the Ice Age to the present.

Drop by Ekska Huset sometime between 08:45 – 09:15 for a morning coffee mingle before heading to the museum together with the rest of the group. If you cannot make it to the coffee mingle then make sure to be at the Historical Museum, latest at 09:25 as this is when our tour will start.

Friday, 20 October

08:45 – 09:15 – Coffee mingle at Ekska Huset
09:15 – 09:25 – Walk to the Historical Museum
09:25 – 10:30 – Free tour of the museum

Ekska Huset
Sankt Petri Kyrkogata 4
Lund

Please register for this event no later than midnight 18 October.

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FULLY BOOKED! 25 October – Discover the Heart of Skåne

Have you just moved to Sweden or Denmark? Would you like to get to know your new region better and take part in another expat´s experience? Then join us 25th October!

Head out into a landscape of contrasts. Discover vibrant villages, idyllic nature and a beautiful castle in the heart of Skåne- southern Sweden.

At the same time you’ll get interesting insight by listening to a personal journey in building a life in Sweden. Monika Lennartsson moved from Germany to Sweden nine years ago. Now she runs her own company and would like to share her experience with you in an inspiring presentation.

The guided bus tour will take us to Bosjökloster, a castle which has often been called ”Pearl of the Ring Lakes” as it is situated on the peninsula between the two lakes. There you will find history, culture and nature with an amazing view over the water. Throughout the season the gardens and park change with tens of thousands of plants. After a guided tour of the castle, we will enjoy a “fika”.

Our journey carries on to Torna Hällestad Lanthandel, a cozy shop in a charming village. There you will have the opportunity to taste culinary samples of genuine local food.

On our way back to Lund we will experience a fascinating landscape where wide vistas and rolling fields meet tree-clad hills.

Welcome!

DATE: Wednesday October 25th, at 10.00-14.30 (4.5 hours).

START AND END OF TOUR: Lund Central Station. The meeting point and practical information will be sent out when registration has been made.

INCLUDED: The tour is free of charge and includes a guided bus tour, fika at Bosjökloster and a culinary treat at Torna Hällestad Lanthandel.

REGISTRATION: Adults only. As places are limited, we kindly ask you to register no later than 18th October. There is a no-show fee of 200 SEK.

GUIDE: Monika Lennartsson is an authorized Skåne guide and has a degree in Archeology and Scandinavian studies.

QUESTIONS:
Contact Susanne Mattsson by e-mail: susanne.mattsson@skane.com or by phone
+ 46 (0)768-890276

Register Here

19 October – Understanding the Swedish Health Care System

Health care in Sweden is based on the idea that everyone, regardless of one’s background, should get the same high quality health care. Primary health care in Sweden is funded by the public sector in which Capio Cityklinken is one of the primary health care centers in Lund.

Martin Kvist, a doctor from Capio Citykliniken will explain how the health care system works and answer some of the common questions the international community has regarding health care in Sweden. Martin is well aware of the challenges the international community has when trying to seek help and is more than happy to guide us through the system.

Thursday, 19 October
16:30-17:30

Ekska Huset
Sankt Petri Kyrkogata 4
Lund

Please register no later than midnight 16 October.

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