When a person is granted asylum in Sweden, the first order of business: learn the language.
The small Swedish city of Södertälje is known for being the childhood home of tennis legend Bjorn Borg, and now, as home to many migrants from Syria and Iraq. I spoke with Sevag Yemenyjan outside of a Swedish language classroom. He fled Syria and left everything and everyone behind. I asked how he chose Sweden.
“Someone told me Sweden is good. They help for school, and help two years,” said Yemenyjan in somewhat stilted English.