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A reader commented on the Expat Report Culture Shock in Zurich, Switzerland
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If you like to make Swiss friends, tell them you stay long term 10 years and above. That might will do the deal on this. Don't expect that a Swiss will call you back. Take it in your own hands, if you wish to stay in contact. Ask Swiss over for lunch dinner first. Swiss neighbor expect to be invited to a Apero' when you just have moved in! Do it, get drinks and finger food :) Get familiar with the garden rules, if you rent/buy a house. Living in an appartment, there are even house rules. Get familiar with them. Dealing with gardener, workers in the house, appartment..etc. Check the hours, square meters...just all what is written on the bill. Ask them to write the offers without hidden costs. Many friends & we had quite a few probs in that matter. To many hours written on the bill, to many square meters in garden...etc. There you know, why I like Asia more. Never had probs in this kind there! Overall Swiss are very friendly people. Living costs are high, I think not quite addressed. Many drive over to Germany to shop food & cloth. (Continue)
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Hello, My family and I lived in Zurich for a few years, from 2000 to 2004 we all found it very difficult. One of the things I found very helpful was to tap into the expat community by way of the IPC church, bunch of wonderful people. http://www.ipc-zurich.org/ Living in Zurich was a great adventure, I'd suggest learning coping skills to help with xenophobia tendencies in the general population. Best of luck...
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As an "Auslandschweizer" (born in Switzerland, living abroad" I can only agree with you on the fact that Swiss people are hard to get close to. Even though I AM Swiss I might just as well have been be Chinese or any other non-Swiss nationality you could come up with when I lived in Switzerland for 2 non-consecutive years. I grew up with Swiss parents, spoke the "Schwiizerduetsch" language at home, was familiar with all the Swiss peculiarities (yes, all of them), and still did not find acceptance. I was glad to leave the country of my birth, and I went back only once - to find that staying away was the perfect solution for me.
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adminee posted Post a Message of Support for France on the Switzerland forum:
We encourage you to post a message of support for the people of France, in particular, the expats in France who use Expat Exchange, please go to: http://www.expatexchange.com/expat/index.cfm?frmid=211&tpcid=3395954
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dora2505 posted English Counselling Support in Switzerland on the Switzerland forum:
Now in its succesful 8th year in Switzerland ! I am a fully qualified British Individual & Couples Counsellor and also Child and Family Therapist with over 20 years experience. I am based in Lugano but as well as face to face I offer phone Skype counselling support expats all over Switzerland. I am a member of the BACP and ANSCO. As well as my counselling qualifications I worked for many years in Psychiatry which is often very useful for clients with issues such depression, anxiety, eating disorders etc. Please read my website or call me if you would like to ask questions, happy to help ! www.expatcounselling.com or call me 0041 (0) 765776687
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ABouchier posted Dissertation Questionnaire on the Switzerland forum:
Hi all, I am currently a 3rd year undergraduate student at the University of Sussex. I am British but I have lived in Switzerland for 6 years. Now I am doing my dissertation about British migrants living in Switzerland. I would appreciate it if any British expats could take the time to fill out my questionnaire for my research, the link is below: https://www.surveyplanet.com/5469c3ab49a9756763e9f0fc Thank you for your help :), Alice Bouchier
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swisslady posted House for rent 15min from ZURICH on the Switzerland forum:
House for Rent 15min from Zurich ,all furnished , from app x 15 Dec for a few month,flexible time, nice sunset , garden-terasse, 3min from Transport , carpark in front of house, quit area ,close to shops ,month rent 2600.00Fr ,please contact me on my email: lisaspiquel@gmail.com
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Asia14 posted International schools in Geneva and Lugano on the Switzerland forum:
I am moving from Asia to Switzerland with my family of 2 children (one in Grade 1 and one in grade 4) who are now attending an International school - English as their first language. I would like to know whether I can find good International schools (English mother tongue ) in both Geneve and Lugano, as it seems Lugano is better organized with International education, rather then Geneve (most of the schools are French). Thanks for helping me out!
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dogsitter posted Switzerland Zurich/Dog&Pet Sitter on the Switzerland forum:
I offer trustworthy pet&dog care in the comfort of their own home for the international community in Switzerland. Live-in, day&overnight, home visits, excellent references. For more Information please visit www.petdogsitting.com
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nathan1el posted Healing in and around Basel on the Switzerland forum:
I am an international healer working currently in Basel but also travel around Switzerland. If you wish to know more then check out my website at room-to-be.com or .ch. Or just message me and feel free to ask any questions. Many thanks. Nathaniel
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