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Moving from Helsinki, Finland to Zürich

Hi, everyone!

I'm a thirtysomething Finnish guy who's moving to Zürich in a bit over a week for an IT job, and I'm planning to live in Switzerland for the foreseeable future. I'm into photography and social dancing, and I'm looking forward to checking out the dance scene in Zürich.

Before this the longest I've stayed abroad has been two weeks, and I only started learning German properly this summer. I feel like this is the most radical move I've ever done in my life.

Exciting, wonderful, scary
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Re: Moving from Helsinki, Finland to Zürich

Welcome to the forum buddy!
I wish you the best of luck in your new carreer & life for that matter...!

I am fairly new here as well and also looking for an IT job!
Where will you be working, if you dOnt mind me asking?

Will the corporate language be english until you improve your german?

Paul
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your new friend = http://zuerich.usgang.ch/
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Re: Moving from Helsinki, Finland to Zürich

Welcome to the forum and Switzerland! Tervetuloa
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Hi DB, welcome to Switzerland and don't listen to the clone, the events section here is your new best friend.
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Tervetuloa DeepBlue!

If you bring some pulla, you'll be more than welcome to join us in our many events
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Hi DB, welcome to Switzerland and don't listen to the clone, the events section here is your new best friend.

Must you hit on every single Nordic man that comes into this forum??

Welcome to the forum DeepBlue
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Welcome to the forum buddy!
I wish you the best of luck in your new carreer & life for that matter...!

I am fairly new here as well and also looking for an IT job!
Where will you be working, if you dOnt mind me asking?

Will the corporate language be english until you improve your german?

Paul
Thanks! The corporate language is English, fortunately. It's an American company.
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your new friend = http://zuerich.usgang.ch/
Thanks for the tip - although the dancing I'm into is more like this:



(I'm not quite as good as that guy, though...)
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Re: Moving from Helsinki, Finland to Zürich

Welcome! Tervetuloa!

...and bring some Salmiakki Koskenkorva too.

Here an interesting link for you: www.svff.ch

Terveisin! See you soon!
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Welcome!

We moved from Finland a month ago to Kanton Zug. Tervetuloa!

Jussi
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Re: Moving from Helsinki, Finland to Zürich

Welcome to Zurich, i also moved here last year after my 9 years of stay in Helsinki. i have to warn you that winter here is very short and not so cold :-)
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Re: Moving from Helsinki, Finland to Zürich

Welcome to the forum buddy!
I wish you the best of luck in your IT career in zurich.. I'm working here from last 4 yr in IT
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Re: Moving from Helsinki, Finland to Zürich

Hi DeepBlue, and good luck with your new job and everything. In addition to the forums mentioned above, you might also be interested of the "sveitsinsuomalaiset" facebook group.
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Thanks for the link ....

ah yeah .. just learning the site. Response to FMX as no info is show to who I replied to FMX ...

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Re: Moving from Helsinki, Finland to Zürich

Well, I've been here for a bit more than a month now, started work and waiting to move to the permanent apartment.

Anyone for a pint? I'm biased towards Irish beers, but am not that picky.
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