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Job Advice for Switzerland

My name is Ian and I am an American looking for work in Switzerland. The love of my life lived in the USA for a year and we fell in love. She is now back in Switzerland to finish her college degree and cannot come back to the USA because of America's horrible private education system. I graduated from a state university (not the best i know) and have been working as an advertising executive for the past year. I also have prior experience with a financial company as a customer service representative. I know some German but I am far from fluent. I was hoping someone might know of work out there for a person like me or are my attempts of moving to switzerland a lost cause .

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She is now back in Switzerland to finish her college degree and cannot come back to the USA because of America's horrible private education system.
Oh?!? Horrible you say? They're expensive because they're private and because they're private and expensive they're supposed to be superior so I wouldn't call them "horrible." The only way one would not be able to return to the US because of a school is if they flunked out or didn't pay their tuition and lost their student visa status from no longer being enrolled. That's hardly the school's fault. That doesn't eliminate other options of return to the US, though if she's got a record as a SEVIS violator I would not recommend trying to use the Visa Waiver program.

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I graduated from a state university (not the best i know)
Well, now you've lost me as a potential supporter of your cause. I happen to be quite fond of my public state university experiences, and my education credentials are well received.

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I was hoping someone might know of work out there for a person like me or are my attempts of moving to switzerland a lost cause .

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Good morning Ian, and Welcome to the forum.

aahhhh.. young love.. and then wanting to follow her half way around the world, set down roots in a new country, with a new language and culture.. the story sound familiar, but I can't quite place it.

Come for a visit(!) You have the option of being here for 3 months, without a work permit, on a tourist visa. See if she is really the person you thought she is.

When you have finished your degree, come for a visit. If she too, believes you to be The Love Of Her Life, then small issues like borders and permits, can easily be overcome.

There are enough US people here to prove to you that they can get a job, else you could both pop down to Germany, and try your options there.

So many possibilities.. The world is your oyster, mate
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