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Housing For Interns

Hello! My daughter was just informed that she was accepted for internship at the UN in Geneva. Problem is, she starts on May 14th and she is now scrambling to look for a place to stay for the next 3months. I'm desperately in need of any suggestions for places to check into in order to help her find a place to stay that is close to the UN Headquarters and a safe place for her. Please help me !!!
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Re: Housing For Interns

Welcome to the Forum.

I can understand your concern about your daughter. Geneva really isn't the easiest place to find accomodation - certainly not when you are in a hurry. (Understatement of the year).

I suggest you go through the 'Sticky Thread' at the top of this section - the bit where it says
Sticky: FAQs - you SURE your question/problem/requirement is unique? Look here before asking

Select the Thread at the bottom - List of sites for searching apartments, housing and serviced apartments - check these out before starting a new thread asking if anyone can suggest Sites to try.

One post has sites specifically for Geneva. I don't know how helpful it will be, but it might give you a start as it contains links to other places too.

Don't forget to check the Thread (in the same Sticky) with hints on how to actually 'get' the appartment you find - your daughter is not the only one accomodation hunting and she must do all she can to improve her chances of being selected.

Good luck in your search.
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Re: Housing For Interns

Good luck, with such a short time-frame it will not be easy.

Probably the best is by word of mouth, networking within the office. There was a UN bulletin board, which always had some type of accomodation on offer, otherwise have her request through her office on if they can help or post an advert for her, or just ask around. Get in her in touch with other interns, etc.

For interns, some are allowed in student accomodation, others not, perhaps check at the university, as there is generally higher turnover there.

Otherwise, there are the local papers that cater to housing, GHI and Tout Immoblier, it will likely be difficult on the open market but worth a try. www.ghi.ch www.toutimmo.ch both in french, you can also try the classifieds in english at www.worldradio.ch or glocals.ch
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