Centrepoint exists for the International Community in Basel, using English as a common language. At our newly refurbished "home" in central Basel we house an English language library of over 6000 titles (this is the American Women's Club in Basel's book collection), and a DVD library. We run many activities for members and guests, including 13 different conversation groups a week (including German, French, Basel-Dütsch, Spanish, Italian), social activities, children's clubs, book groups, adapting to change workshops, tours and other events.
If a friend of yours was thinking of moving to this city or town from far away, what other advice would you give them.
Watch out for the landlords. Protect yourself as the business people appear, but are not, honest. They have little ethics.
The city is central to everything and getting around is easy. If you like culture, this city has a lot to offer. The food is terrible. It is very expensive to live there. There are no provisions for working women. Men are very chauvinistic.
I made a number of friends and do like the Swiss, but watch out for the ethical guidelines as they are not like ours. (Continue)
What activities, clubs and organizations would you recommend to newcomers to help them meet others?
Local English speaking club called Centre Point. Also the Professional Women's Group has very interesting topics and a fun mix of people. I've also heard good things about the American Women's Club. (Continue)