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Moving from Greece to Switzerland

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feeling being "kicked out" from your home is the worst thing that somebody can feel.. Wanted to Live a life with dreams for our future, job opportunities and the possibility to have a family without worries for the future especially on the basic staff, my boyfriend and i are looking on the Countries that we can Live this life.


I am currently working for Aviation and he is a chemist with a master degree However he is currently unemployed.. we both have fluency in English but no German at all.


What do you think of making this step to Switzerland? Is there any chance for some piece an quite there? we both want to work hard so as to achieve our goals and so we are trying to find where this opportunity might be.


Apart from Switzerland we are checking the possibility for Sweden.




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Old 14.12.2015, 22:52
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Re: Moving from Greece to Switzerland

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What do you think of making this step to Switzerland? Is there any chance for some piece an quite there? we both want to work hard so as to achieve our goals and so we are trying to find where this opportunity might be.
It's a rough step; emigration is always tough, regardless of the country you go to. But, if you are really eager to pursue your goals to the end, it can be a very rewarding experience. Switzerland has essentially become an international country, especially in Geneva, Lausanne and Zurich; I visited CERN a few days ago and I've never seen so many cars with Greek license plates together in one area.

Living in Switzerland is a bit different though than the one you've got used to, especially if you've been living in Athens or Thessaloniki where everything stays open until late. It is quite possible to build a social circle with the locals, I am very happy to have achieved that, mostly thanks to my interests and hobbies. You can therefore have a very normal life.

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I am currently working for Aviation and he is a chemist with a master degree However he is currently unemployed.. we both have fluency in English but no German at all.
Well, French or German requirements vary depending on the job. If you're working in Air Traffic Control or in a University, English is required. In the industry I am not sure, but I assume a level of French/German will be required.

Best of luck, I would encourage you to take this step and never going back, except for holidays. It's really sad, but with such unemployment there's not much we really can do there.
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Re: Moving from Greece to Switzerland

you are not alone in feeling 'kicked out of the country'. There is piece and quiet here but life is not necessarily easy. Differences in cultures, weather, langues etc are the first hurdles you will likely encounter but as a young and motivated couple I dont see why you couldnt make it work. Lots of info on this forum and on swiss gov sites about residency and work.. ask if you need any help
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It's easier to build a life in the UK. Job market more accessible and lots more opportunities for the professions you mentioned.

I would look there first.
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