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Old 03.10.2012, 14:28
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hello allllllll, new to the forum/switzerland

hello name is vanessa, i am from australia and i LOVE switzerland. i'm into travelling, reading, art and furniture importation. when i was travelling to switzerland from berlin late august/july, i was sitting with these two other young swiss blokes and they were really nice but for some reason they thought i wasn't going to like switzerland. if only i could tell them how much i loved it. i wasn't there long enough to experience it all but what i did see and do was just amazing. there was just one problem: how empty my bank account was becoming, everything is so much more expensive than what i was used to in berlin (naturally/one of the most cheapest cities to live in). so i don't know how i would be able to support myself. not to mention i'm trying to find a job there and for aussies its pretty hard, you need to be hired before you're granted a working visa (for switzerland) so a swiss person doesn't miss out on that job opportunity (makes complete sense, honestly we should have that law/constitution/regulation here). also if someone wants to help me a tiny bit more could someone please tell me what is a really unforgettable experience one must do in switzerland, as an outsider i have no idea and want to be pointed where the good things are at. also i can't wait to ski, i've never seen snow before ha ha
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Old 03.10.2012, 14:39
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Re: hello allllllll, new to the forum/switzerland

Welcome Vanessa.

Paragraphs are really appreciated on EF.

Depending on your age, you might be eligible for this program that would allow you to work in CH. Have a look.

Link: http://www.eda.admin.ch/eda/en/home/...can/stage.html
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Welcome Vanessa.

Paragraphs are really appreciated on EF.

Depending on your age, you might be eligible for this program that would allow you to work in CH. Have a look.

Link: http://www.eda.admin.ch/eda/en/home/...can/stage.html
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Welcome Vanessa!

Enjoy the snow when it comes!
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Old 03.10.2012, 15:07
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hello name is vanessa, i am from australia and i LOVE switzerland. i'm into travelling, reading, art and furniture importation. when i was travelling to switzerland from berlin late august/july, i was sitting with these two other young swiss blokes and they were really nice but for some reason they thought i wasn't going to like switzerland. if only i could tell them how much i loved it. i wasn't there long enough to experience it all but what i did see and do was just amazing. there was just one problem: how empty my bank account was becoming, everything is so much more expensive than what i was used to in berlin (naturally/one of the most cheapest cities to live in). so i don't know how i would be able to support myself. not to mention i'm trying to find a job there and for aussies its pretty hard, you need to be hired before you're granted a working visa (for switzerland) so a swiss person doesn't miss out on that job opportunity (makes complete sense, honestly we should have that law/constitution/regulation here). also if someone wants to help me a tiny bit more could someone please tell me what is a really unforgettable experience one must do in switzerland, as an outsider i have no idea and want to be pointed where the good things are at. also i can't wait to ski, i've never seen snow before ha ha
Hello Vanessa, if you aren't averse to getting your hands dirty, wwoofing may be an option for you, here is the link to read about it in English.

http://www.google.ch/url?sa=t&rct=j&...Ss-FZ9IpGOJIDw

Please take note, you will not get rich in the monetary sense, but doing this will give you an opportunity to see and experience Switzerland in a "down to earth" way, so to speak I don't know how much work there will be over the colder months, but on any farm, there is Always work needing to be done, and I imagine you should have no problem finding places to go.

I wish you good luck in your Swiss quest.

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Welcome to the forum Vanessa.

I dont normally reply on these 'introduction threads' but i made an exception because you look rather yummy.

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hello name is vanessa, i am from australia and i LOVE switzerland. i'm into travelling, reading, art and furniture importation. when i was travelling to switzerland from berlin late august/july, i was sitting with these two other young swiss blokes and they were really nice but for some reason they thought i wasn't going to like switzerland. if only i could tell them how much i loved it. i wasn't there long enough to experience it all but what i did see and do was just amazing. there was just one problem: how empty my bank account was becoming, everything is so much more expensive than what i was used to in berlin (naturally/one of the most cheapest cities to live in). so i don't know how i would be able to support myself. not to mention i'm trying to find a job there and for aussies its pretty hard, you need to be hired before you're granted a working visa (for switzerland) so a swiss person doesn't miss out on that job opportunity (makes complete sense, honestly we should have that law/constitution/regulation here). also if someone wants to help me a tiny bit more could someone please tell me what is a really unforgettable experience one must do in switzerland, as an outsider i have no idea and want to be pointed where the good things are at. also i can't wait to ski, i've never seen snow before ha ha
Hey Vanessa,

Welcome!

What kind of work are you looking for? There are plenty of jobs, but it really depends what you specialise in.

Hope all goes well for you in Swiss like it has for me (so far....)
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Old 03.10.2012, 15:36
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Re: hello allllllll, new to the forum/switzerland

Thank you for the ideas! I can't do the aged care one though... I don't have qualifications for that. I'm only 19, meant to be studying public relations but ditched that to travel, see the world and start up a business importing furniture from Asia and Europe. So I am up for anything, i give working on a farm a go, why not
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Thank you for the ideas! I can't do the aged care one though... I don't have qualifications for that. I'm only 19, meant to be studying public relations but ditched that to travel, see the world and start up a business importing furniture from Asia and Europe. So I am up for anything, i give working on a farm a go, why not

Wow, so young. Are you any good with number or interested in some admin work?? PM me
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Old 03.10.2012, 16:01
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Yeah I would be interested in that though, where are these job opportunities located in Switzerland? I don't know how to PM ahah
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Yeah I would be interested in that though, where are these job opportunities located in Switzerland? I don't know how to PM ahah
Lol, maybe you can't as you are new, but i've just sent you one now.

Good luck !!
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Lol, maybe you can't as you are new, but i've just sent you one now.

One requires to have made at least 10 posts before the option to private message other users is activated.

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Re: hello allllllll, new to the forum/switzerland

hi there vanessa
im from bern switzerland
but i dont really like wintertime here so im thinking about going to australia for a few months
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hello and welcome to the forum.


Australia is an amazing place (at least the place I visited).
What part do you come from ?
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Old 03.10.2012, 20:44
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Re: hello allllllll, new to the forum/switzerland

G'day mate

I'm also from Oz and since being here I've also thought seriously about importing furniture to back home. I did some research when I was back home last but I need to do a lot more before I start a collection here...

What are your thoughts ?

Where are you from ?
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Are you sure? Well, farmers are doing quite well in CH. Watch this programme and see if it's for you!


Good luck and you're right, CH is brilliant!


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Re: hello allllllll, new to the forum/switzerland

One of the easiest jobs (in terms of finding one and getting a visa sorted out) is being an au pair.
It's not an especially high paying job (trust me...) but you can live with a family for free, free food, and they usually sort out the visa/health insurance etc for you.
Good luck
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Yeah I would be interested in that though, where are these job opportunities located in Switzerland? I don't know how to PM ahah

Hey vanessa,


I just graduated from university and accepted a job offer here. Been in Zurich for two weeks now. How you finding it here so far? Have you had any luck with jobs so far?
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