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Old 17.02.2012, 14:39
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From South Africa to Bern

Hi All!

Im just joined the site and im really excited about moving to Bern.

Just abit about myself....I live in South Africa and i just got accepted into the University of Bern for a Masters in Law. I will be moving to Bern in August.

I am actually half German half black (South African) and so Europe is really not a strange place for me but normally im in Germany for not longer than 3 weeks. So,this will be my first time in Europe for a year.Hopefully, i will obtain employment and settle there.

My German has gotten bad so i better revamp it in the next six months!

Lokking forward to making new friends!
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Old 17.02.2012, 16:06
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Welcome to the forum and to Switzerland!
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Thanks but technically i will only be relocating in August..i thought i would get a head start with meeting peopple from Switzerland...
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Man, August? That's a long time! Looking forward to meet you during the summer
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Hey, a fellow Southern African. Welcome to the forum bru. I am from Zimbabwe originally, but I did uni and worked for a couple of years in SA before coming here. Hopefully all the plans go smoothly and see you in August (btw that is some serious planning ahead you are doing, its so Swiss With that and the german language thing down you will fit right in )
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Man, August? That's a long time! Looking forward to meet you during the summer
its only six months away!Actually, a friend of mine who moved to the UK from South Africa told me those months go by so quickly!So he warned me to prepare now so that i dont have last minute stress!

Thats why i want to meet people now..six months in advance!I dont want that stress of not knowing anyone!
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Hey, a fellow Southern African. Welcome to the forum bru. I am from Zimbabwe originally, but I did uni and worked for a couple of years in SA before coming here. Hopefully all the plans go smoothly and see you in August (btw that is some serious planning ahead you are doing, its so Swiss With that and the german language thing down you will fit right in )
Hey Bear nice to "read" from a fellow South Africa. Where in Switzerland are you?

Haha,yeah thats the one trait i inherited from my dad, the art of planning!I should have been in the events management or business of organising for people. I actually have an excel spreadsheet of all the things i have to deal with before August.
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haha hello my South African friends

Im from Joburg, currently working in Arosa!

Its so freaking cool to know there are actually others from my country here
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Hi Bear,

You will love it in Switzerland, we have been here over a year and enjoyed every minute of it.

Good luck with the move.
Cheers Paula
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Re: From South Africa to Bern

Helloooo, another fellow saffa here, been in Lausanne area for a year now, a bit far from where you will be, but if you feel like a braai at lake Geneva (Lac Leman), let me know!

Although, given the time you will arrive, we may have to put it off to summer 2013

Cheers, B
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Can i ask all the South Africans, are you glad you left SA??

I am really looking forward to being in Bern but ive heard many South Africans complain that life is very hard to adapt to.

Here, despite the crime etc, one can easily organise a braai and just relax on a Saturday having fun whereas in Europe, that culture does not exist.
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You're going to miss SA,for sure,I certainly do but you'll settle.If you
don't,you can always go back.See it as a new adventure.You'll
be in the centre of Europe,good for travelling and exploring!
Best of luck to you!!
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You're going to miss SA,for sure,I certainly do but you'll settle.If you
don't,you can always go back.See it as a new adventure.You'll
be in the centre of Europe,good for travelling and exploring!
Best of luck to you!!
Thanks!I do plan to travel quite abit!Im thinking of buying a bike when i get there just to ride around from res to the campus.
 




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