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Lake Geneva, Switzerland

Geneva, Switzerland

By Betsy Burlingame

Last updated on Feb 11, 2022

Summary: People love living in Geneva, Switzerland. This city of approximately 200,000 (over 600k in the metro area) is home to dozens of international organizations including the UN. which makes for a very multinational population. There are numerous clubs and organizations for international residents. It takes time to befriend Swiss people. Expats advise newcomers to learn French, study Swiss history and make the effort to join in activities where you can meet locals. Packing tip: Don't over pack. You can find everything here (even crunch peanut butter).

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