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American students moving to Geneva.

Hello all. I am an American college student working on a degree in Integrated Marketing and Communications.Me and two of my friends/classmate have an opportunity to take some of our marketing and statistics classes in Geneva next year. Any tips, suggestions, advice, "trial-and-error" stories, etc… would be a big help. Thank you.
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Bring your camera and lots and lots of money.
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Re: American students moving to Geneva.

Yes, be prepared to have trouble getting a bank account here. Americans aren't that welcome any more due to the US's FATCA law. You'll need to sign a W-9 form to allow the bank to pass the account info on to the IRS.

You'll probably need to allow for monthly Swiss health insurance premiums as I'm not sure you could get a student exemption so add that to your costings.

Also get hold of a copy of "Living and Working in Switzerland" by David Hampshire. It's full of useful info for both before and after you move here. You can order it from your local bookshop or via the Internet.
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