Go Back   English Forum Switzerland > Living in Switzerland > Introductions
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 23.11.2015, 11:57
Newbie
 
Join Date: Nov 2015
Location: Lausanne
Posts: 8
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
kimbergill has no particular reputation at present
moving to Lausanne area in the spring for art school

Hi there,

My name is Kimberly and I will be moving to Switzerland (somewhere between Geneva and Lausanne) in the spring. I am an artist/photographer and am currently studying French in Bordeaux, France. I'm applying to both ECAL in Lausanne and HEAD in Geneva to further my studies in photography.

I'm really grateful to have discovered this forum! I'm moving to Switzerland with my puppy (a one year old golden retriever/australian shepherd mix) and am hoping to find a good community to become a part of. Some of my interests involve permaculture, art, spending lots of time in nature, specifically the mountains, and cooking with friends and family.

In order to keep it short and sweet, I will stop there but I look forward to getting to know you all!
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 23.11.2015, 12:12
Medea Fleecestealer's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Misery-Courtion
Posts: 13,554
Groaned at 171 Times in 135 Posts
Thanked 9,676 Times in 5,522 Posts
Medea Fleecestealer has a reputation beyond reputeMedea Fleecestealer has a reputation beyond reputeMedea Fleecestealer has a reputation beyond reputeMedea Fleecestealer has a reputation beyond reputeMedea Fleecestealer has a reputation beyond reputeMedea Fleecestealer has a reputation beyond repute
Re: moving to Lausanne area in the spring for art school

Welcome to the forum and hopefully soon to Switzerland.

You'll find lots of useful info in the various sticky threads on the forum so have a look at those. Also I suggest getting hold of a copy of "Living and Working in Switzerland" by David Hampshire. You can order it from your local bookshop or via the Internet.

Regarding your dog, have a look at the following link for info on what is required by you as a dog owner here in Switzerland. The Swiss have very strict rules on what you must do and this is not only at Federal and cantonal levels, but also down to the commune you will end up living in so you will have to find out what that commune's rules are too. Your dog will have to visit a Swiss vet within 10 days of arrival to be checked over and registered in the ANIS database. You'll also have to register it with the commune and may have to pay an annual dog tax.

https://www.eda.admin.ch/missions/mi...nual-pets.html

Again, there are many many threads regarding dog ownership and the mandatory SKN course in the Pet Corner section of the forum so have to look at those.

Also please don't assume that your dog will be welcome at any property you hope to let here. Please check and double check with the landlord/agency that your dog is allowed and if possible get it written into the rental contract. You may also be asked to add cover for any doggie damage, but this costs only a few francs added to your personal liability insurance/contents insurance.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 23.11.2015, 13:31
Newbie
 
Join Date: Nov 2015
Location: Lausanne
Posts: 8
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
kimbergill has no particular reputation at present
Re: moving to Lausanne area in the spring for art school

Hi !

Thanks for your response. My ideal situation is to find a house outside the city that has a dog or animals already, plus people who are into growing food, composting, and the like. So I will be looking out for this kind of situation on housing searches. Thanks for the details about the processes for having a dog in Switzerland, I will begin familiarizing myself with the details.

Thank you again!
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 23.11.2015, 13:45
Medea Fleecestealer's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Misery-Courtion
Posts: 13,554
Groaned at 171 Times in 135 Posts
Thanked 9,676 Times in 5,522 Posts
Medea Fleecestealer has a reputation beyond reputeMedea Fleecestealer has a reputation beyond reputeMedea Fleecestealer has a reputation beyond reputeMedea Fleecestealer has a reputation beyond reputeMedea Fleecestealer has a reputation beyond reputeMedea Fleecestealer has a reputation beyond repute
Re: moving to Lausanne area in the spring for art school

Don't know what your budget is obviously, but housing around that area (between Geneva/Lausanne) is expensive and fiercely fought for. Try these websites to get an idea of what you could afford.

www.immoscout24.ch
www.immostreet.ch
www.homegate.ch
www.home.ch

For rooms in places try: www.wgzimmer.ch
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 23.11.2015, 13:50
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Neuchatel
Posts: 19,400
Groaned at 369 Times in 276 Posts
Thanked 22,400 Times in 10,081 Posts
Odile has a reputation beyond reputeOdile has a reputation beyond reputeOdile has a reputation beyond reputeOdile has a reputation beyond reputeOdile has a reputation beyond reputeOdile has a reputation beyond repute
Re: moving to Lausanne area in the spring for art school

Quote:
View Post
Hi !

Thanks for your response. My ideal situation is to find a house outside the city that has a dog or animals already, plus people who are into growing food, composting, and the like. So I will be looking out for this kind of situation on housing searches. Thanks for the details about the processes for having a dog in Switzerland, I will begin familiarizing myself with the details.

Thank you again!
Won't be easy to find via traditional estate/real estate agents. Perhaps contact the WWF in Gland, and ask them if they can put an advert (you could e-mail it to them with photo of dog, etc) - on their notice board- as they probably have many employees that would fit in with your life-style. Will you have a car? To find that sort of accom you will probably have to move to one of the villages towards the foot of the Jura mountains- rather than down by the lake.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 23.11.2015, 14:29
Newbie
 
Join Date: Nov 2015
Location: Lausanne
Posts: 8
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
kimbergill has no particular reputation at present
Re: moving to Lausanne area in the spring for art school

That is a great idea, thank you! I'm ok with living closer to the mountains than the lake. I will see what I can find out through WWF- as long as I can get to Lausanne with my bike or public transport, all should work out.

Thanks again!
Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
american, art courses, introduction new member




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
moving to Lausanne- looking for a school for a 6 year old mollyr Education 27 11.05.2014 09:32
High School in the Lausanne/Montreux/Vevey Area Sand to Snow Education 9 30.05.2013 16:10
Art workshop in English For children During February School Holidays in Lausanne Tamar Gordon-Pachter Commercial 0 30.01.2012 23:04
Moving Boxes in the Lausanne area Cory Housing in general 4 21.06.2011 11:39
where to purchase school uniform items--Lausanne area? kinga5 Other/general 4 24.08.2009 14:15


All times are GMT +2. The time now is 08:10.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
LinkBacks Enabled by vBSEO 3.1.0