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Working in Zurich for 6 months

Hi members, I have been browsing this forum for the last couple of days and have now decided to join.

I arrived in Zurich from the UK last week and will be working here for 6 months initally with the potential to maybe stay on if all goes well.

I am looking for suggestions of things to do or to arrange to meet up with people in a similar situation.

Although the people here are generally friendly I have not really had a chance to start any friendships yet and I am starting to get a bit of cabin fever stuck in the appartment on my own a lot, hence this request.
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Old 14.07.2012, 22:53
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Re: Working in Zurich for 6 months

Hi LegalAlien,

Welcome to the English Forum!

Check the Social Events calender; A-Z Dining is a good start to getting to know people in Zurich.
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Hi LegalAlien!

Welcome to Zurich and to EF..I'm rather new here myself..just arrived in Zurich a month ago and will be here for a year.

I'm quite lucky to have found a couple of friends here but of course it is never the same as back home so I've had to venture out myself quite a bit.

One of the easiest things you could do alone, if the weather permits, is to take the S10 to Uetliberg, where you get a nice view of the whole city..then do an easy 1.5 hr walk to Felsenegg and take the cable down to Adliswil where you can take the S4 back to HB. Note that the Zone 10 card is not valid for Uetliberg so you would have to buy a 1-2 zone upgrade if you just have the zone 10 card. It is possible to do longer hikes as well and I've been hoping to do so..but the weather hasnt been great

To meet people, you could take German classes or join language exchange groups. I believe EF organises one in Zurich weekly. I have been to the one on meetup.com called Stammisch. They meet every Thursday evening at Fork and Bottle and all are welcome, though I think it helps if you have some prior knowledge of German.

Tomorrow's weather forecast is bad so I'll be hiding in the Landesmuseum. You're most welcome to join me there
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Re: Working in Zurich for 6 months

Thanks for the reply, I have heard that the walk up to Uetliberg is very good.

Might take you up on the offer to go to the museum, postmodernism and photography are not really my areas of interest but I can make an exception in this case. It would be good if they had a collection of local mesolithic or neolithic artifacts to view.
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Wow the sun is out Not gonna hide in the museum anymore. Enjoy the weather!
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