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Moving to Zurich, Switzerland

By Betsy Burlingame

Last updated on Feb 11, 2022

Summary: Expats have lots of advice for people moving to Zurich, Switzerland. From the high cost of living to the challenging social scene, life in Zurich is not always easy. If you're moving with kids, decide early if your kids will go to private or public school and start that process right away - it can be difficult.

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Betsy Burlingame Betsy Burlingame is the Founder and President of Expat Exchange and is one of the Founders of Digital Nomad Exchange. She launched Expat Exchange in 1997 as her Master's thesis project at NYU. Prior to Expat Exchange, Betsy worked at AT&T in International and Mass Market Marketing. She graduated from Ohio Wesleyan University with a BA in International Business and German.

Some of Betsy's articles include 12 Best Places to Live in Portugal, 7 Best Places to Live in Panama and 12 Things to Know Before Moving to the Dominican Republic. Betsy loves to travel and spend time with her family. Connect with Betsy on LinkedIn.

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