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I have just come to Zurich to join my partner (he's German and has been living in a suburb of Zurich since 2007). I have visited Switzerland several times over the past few years but am now making the big move so we can finally live in the same country again! He has a friend network already but I dont' know anyone here- yet!

I'm American, so native English speaker- I'm planning on enrolling in a German course sometime this Spring.

Looking forward to meeting some new friends and getting all the best advice about living in this place!
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Hello All,

I have just come to Zurich to join my partner (he's German and has been living in a suburb of Zurich since 2007). I have visited Switzerland several times over the past few years but am now making the big move so we can finally live in the same country again! He has a friend network already but I dont' know anyone here- yet!

I'm American, so native English speaker- I'm planning on enrolling in a German course sometime this Spring.

Looking forward to meeting some new friends and getting all the best advice about living in this place!
Welcome! Whereabouts in the US are you from? I'm from NC, but lived in Seattle right before coming here.
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Welcome! Whereabouts in the US are you from? I'm from NC, but lived in Seattle right before coming here.
I'm from the midwest, but I have lived all over the US. I am pretty homesick right now but hopefully that will pass quickly! How long have you been here?
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I'm from the midwest, but I have lived all over the US. I am pretty homesick right now but hopefully that will pass quickly! How long have you been here?
Since late July - I did end up going back to the US for a month pretty soon after I arrived so it was like I was being weened off the US German class (and really, just the structure of having class) has helped a lot - more understanding of signs and other people and getting to meet people I go daily, so (1) I learn a lot (2) my brain might explode.

Happy week before thanksgiving
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Hello All,

I have just come to Zurich to join my partner (he's German and has been living in a suburb of Zurich since 2007). I have visited Switzerland several times over the past few years but am now making the big move so we can finally live in the same country again! He has a friend network already but I dont' know anyone here- yet!

I'm American, so native English speaker- I'm planning on enrolling in a German course sometime this Spring.

Looking forward to meeting some new friends and getting all the best advice about living in this place!
Hi, welcome to the forum.

Having done the living-in-two-countries thing for a while, I can imagine how good it feels to actually be together in one country. What I don't understand is why you want to wait with German classes? You'll get out, meet people and learn the language that will enable you to talk to people and read the local news etc.

I don't get homesick anymore - I've lived abroad too long - but one thing cheers me up every year: pumpkin pie. Just yesterday I bought a can of pumpkin to make my once-a-year pie. Just the thought cheers me up. So, maybe you need to find your pumpkin pie that will help you over your (hopefully temporary) homesickness.
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Anowheels, happy week-before-Thanksgiving to you as well!

Ziger, where did you find canned pumpkin? I was about to bake down a butternut squash as a substitute! As to learning German, I wish I could join a class more quickly but we are traveling quite a bit until the end of January so I don't have the consistency thing going. Thanks for the welcome!
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Anowheels, happy week-before-Thanksgiving to you as well!

Ziger, where did you find canned pumpkin? I was about to bake down a butternut squash as a substitute! As to learning German, I wish I could join a class more quickly but we are traveling quite a bit until the end of January so I don't have the consistency thing going. Thanks for the welcome!
I've heard that Globus or Jelmoli has canned pumpkin (at a premium), but haven't checked myself. I think there are a few threads on here with more specifics if you go through the search
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Ziger, where did you find canned pumpkin? I was about to bake down a butternut squash as a substitute!
I got it at Globus in Luzern but Globus Zürich should have it too (although sometimes they sell out as Thanksgiving approaches). And Jelmoli. One can cost CHF 5.90 - worth every penny, I mean rappen. If you can't find any in Zürich, let me know and I will pick you up a can in Luzern next week when I am there. No one should have to go without pumpkin pie!
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Hello All,

I have just come to Zurich to join my partner (he's German and has been living in a suburb of Zurich since 2007). I have visited Switzerland several times over the past few years but am now making the big move so we can finally live in the same country again! He has a friend network already but I dont' know anyone here- yet!

I'm American, so native English speaker- I'm planning on enrolling in a German course sometime this Spring.

Looking forward to meeting some new friends and getting all the best advice about living in this place!
Welcome, I'm from New Orleans. Hope you have a smooth transition.
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I've heard that Globus or Jelmoli has canned pumpkin (at a premium), but haven't checked myself. I think there are a few threads on here with more specifics if you go through the search
I can confirm this - I have 4 cans in my cupboard right now waiting to be turned into pumpkin muffins for Thanksgiving! Welcome to the forum - I am also new here - been here almost 2 months from Tennessee - I am just now getting over the home sickness. EF is a God send! I have met some great people on here. If you ever want to get together, let me know - I would love to meet other American's living in the Zurich/Baden area.
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Re: USA-Zurich, Switzerland

I've been looking for canned pumpkin pie everywhere! I live near Baden. Anyone know if I can find it somewhere in this area?
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Hi, welcome! I live in the Baden area, and am from the Midwest, as well. I'd love to meet up sometime and chat. If you have any questions about anything, just ask!
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Hi! I am from Iowa (lived in both IA and AZ) and we moved to the Baden area in late August. Welcome! I am still looking for full time work--we came for my husband to complete a post doc.

Anyhow, PM me if you would like to meet up sometime! I am still trying to meet new people and it would be great to see someone from the midwest.

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Hi! I am from Iowa (lived in both IA and AZ) and we moved to the Baden area in late August. Welcome! I am still looking for full time work--we came for my husband to complete a post doc.

Anyhow, PM me if you would like to meet up sometime! I am still trying to meet new people and it would be great to see someone from the midwest.

Cheers,
Mac
Hello, I am from Iowa also, west side DM and grew up in SW Iowa, but worked all over Iowa, Wisc, Minn, Ill and Missouri before moving here. Still have a home in Iowa. I really miss good beef, hamburgers, chilidogs, Wisc. cheese plus Wisc. summer sauage not to mention reasonable priced Restaurants that have people standing in line waiting to get in. Been here (in the Rhine Valley/ Liechtenstein area) for 13 years, now divorced for alittle more than 2.. I get to Zurich now and then on week-ends with my son.
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Hello All,

I have just come to Zurich to join my partner (he's German and has been living in a suburb of Zurich since 2007). I have visited Switzerland several times over the past few years but am now making the big move so we can finally live in the same country again! He has a friend network already but I dont' know anyone here- yet!

I'm American, so native English speaker- I'm planning on enrolling in a German course sometime this Spring.

Looking forward to meeting some new friends and getting all the best advice about living in this place!
A very warm welcome to the EF and Switzerland! Check out the social calendar and join us for some events in ZH

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I got it at Globus in Luzern but Globus Zürich should have it too (although sometimes they sell out as Thanksgiving approaches). And Jelmoli. One can cost CHF 5.90 - worth every penny, I mean rappen. If you can't find any in Zürich, let me know and I will pick you up a can in Luzern next week when I am there. No one should have to go without pumpkin pie!
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I can confirm this - I have 4 cans in my cupboard right now waiting to be turned into pumpkin muffins for Thanksgiving! Welcome to the forum - I am also new here - been here almost 2 months from Tennessee - I am just now getting over the home sickness. EF is a God send! I have met some great people on here. If you ever want to get together, let me know - I would love to meet other American's living in the Zurich/Baden area.
Whereabouts in TN? I was a high school foreign exchange student for my senior year in Knoxville. I have very warm memories, it is a beautiful state (especially with the fall colors) and I still keep in touch regularly with my host family and high school friends. And I love bluegrass. And biscuits and gravy. And...I went back to visit after 10 years and "discovered" moonshine too
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Another American here living between Baden & Zurich. Let's set up a meet-up?!
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