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Old 10.01.2010, 00:59
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Living in Geneva Near the Graduate Institute

I've really enjoyed reading the forums. Lots of good information on here.

I'm considering studying for the fall semester at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Switzerland. I've been trying to gather information about living around the school, and was wondering if anyone had any insight. I'd be living with my fiancee, and was wondering how much it would cost to get a 1 bedroom apartment or studio either: 1. near the school, or 2. somewhere where commuting would not be too difficult.

We currently live in Boston, and spend around $2,150 (USD) per month. How much more would it be than that to give a liveable, furnished studio/1BR near the institute in Geneva? We've made do in a studio before. The only extra we'd need is internet -- no tv, etc.

The USD-CHF conversion is right around parity right now.

Thanks in advance for any help -- I really appreciate it.
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Old 10.01.2010, 01:04
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Re: Living in Geneva Near the Graduate Institute

Hi and welcome

I have no idea where the GI is so cant help you with that. But i must tell you that its very difficult to get a flat in Geneva. If you already have found one then thats great. If you havent then allow at least 3 months of searching and applying. Yes its really that bad
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Old 10.01.2010, 06:47
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Re: Living in Geneva Near the Graduate Institute

Their mail addy is at the Rue de Lausanne.

I can only agree with Gata, it's difficult to find lodgement in Geneva.

And the cost can vary depending where you are. Geneva is also an expensive town, but you will love it.

And I was going to forget : hello and welcome....

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