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Hello all. New to Switzerland, staying in Zurich. Coming from Boston, US. Here for about 4 months for work. Not a particularly large office, and no one seems to live anywhere near the city. I'm 27 as the name suggests, only speak English, and know absolutely no one here other than the co workers I just met. Have been here for about a week, adjustment isn't too bad. But would definitely enjoy some company for drinks/dinner/going out/whatever. If anyone is in the same boat give me a holler. The only weekly thing I have going for me now is some American Football on Sundays, which Hooter's seems to be the only place where it is watchable. Planning on going tomorrow.
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Re: Americano visiting for a few months

Hi Jimbo, welcome to Switzerland, and to the English Forum.

I'm old and not in Zürich, but I can tell you that there is an ongoing social "event" in Zürich with a strong likelyhood of meeting other English speaking folk of many ages and interests is to meet up at the Viadukt Market on Thursday evenings. The British Cheese Centre is run (owned / operated) by a very friendly member of the forum and near as I can tell, there are plenty of other folks who head there weekly.

It's not all cheese of course, apparently "chaps and chicks" are involved as well, but the cheese is really something too! (I believe there is also beer to be had, either there or from a neighboring vendor in the market)
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Re: Americano visiting for a few months

Welcome to EF and Switzerland. Hope you have an enjoyable stay.

Take a look at the social events section on EF for diverse activities organized by members near and far. Hopefully, something will appeal.

Also, I note you're into American football. You might be interested in going along to a game of http://www.englishforum.ch/social-ev...-football.html in Zurich-Wiedikon tomorrow. Assume it's the same thing or pretty close if not.
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Re: Americano visiting for a few months

Thanks I will check out the cheese event. American football is very different than football over here though.

And not originally from Boston but only a couple hours away in CT. My vernacular is just all over the place haha
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Re: Americano visiting for a few months

From Syracuse myself. I hope you enjoy your stay! It is a great place to live with lots of things to do.
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Re: Americano visiting for a few months

Jimbo - I'm from Houston and just been here in Zurich a few months. Two things - I have a slingbox and where there is WIFI, there is football. I watched the Aggies roll the Tide yesterday! So, if you ever want to meet up and watch, can do. Second, I joined Internations.org and have found some social events that are pretty good. Send me a PM and I can tell you about it. Welcome to Switzerland.
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