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LadyOfSpring 05.03.2017 10:01

Making new friends in Lausanne
 
Hey! I've just arrived in Lausanne to study and I don't know any people here. I like going to cinema or for a coffee or a beer. Any suggestions for places to meet new people? Order anyone who would like a new friend haha?

YuropFlyer 05.03.2017 10:10

Re: Making new friends in Lausanne
 
Welcome to Switzerland

Swiss (les Romands a little bit less, usually) tend to be a bit difficult to approach "randomly", but when you're having something common, it's not too hard. Thus, easiest way to make friends is when you find them at study (common interest: Study, drinks, party :D ) or playing a certain activity (sports maybe? Swimming? Running? Gym?)

Luckily for you, with spring/summer approaching, things are easier (Winter is NOT the time when Swiss enjoy going out)

I'm sure you'll have a good time here finding new friends and learn new activities. Anything you're interested in? Where are you originally from?

Verbier 05.03.2017 11:39

Re: Making new friends in Lausanne
 
I have sent you a PM with a suggestion.

LulwaKAA 12.03.2017 01:36

Re: Making new friends in Lausanne
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by LadyOfSpring (Post 2750570)
Hey! I've just arrived in Lausanne to study and I don't know any people here. I like going to cinema or for a coffee or a beer. Any suggestions for places to meet new people? Order anyone who would like a new friend haha?

Hello, I just moved here myself and I'm also struggling to make friends. I moved to be with my husband but he's always at work so I hope I hear from you.

Medea Fleecestealer 12.03.2017 09:33

Re: Making new friends in Lausanne
 
Welcome to the forum and to Switzerland to both of you. :)

Noth 12.03.2017 14:00

Re: Making new friends in Lausanne
 
Hello there ladies and lads, if you like wine I'm around to have a glass with you. Enjoy Lausanne, remember to check the weather with these pages (I don't leave the house without looking at them):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GdhEsWcV4iE Downtown as it gets! (there's one for Pont Bessière but that's mostly for watching snow induced accidents and whatever metal girls are trying to climb La Cité with platform boots on weekens). Checkout the homeless guy most days.

http://www.meteolausanne.com/slideshow/meteocamsud.jpg 300m from where I live

http://www.meteolausanne.com/webcams.html useful to check what's sneaking up on us, also to see if the Alps have any snow.

jessicakate 19.03.2017 03:37

Re: Making new friends in Lausanne
 
Hello! Please follow up and post what ends up working, or not working, for you, as we will hopefully be moving to Lausanne this summer. Good luck!

Sbrinz 19.03.2017 11:13

Re: Making new friends in Lausanne
 
Very active in Lausanne, https://www.meetup.com/cities/ch/lausanne/

SwissMissSteph 20.10.2017 13:38

Re: Making new friends in Lausanne
 
HI... I grew up in Nyon but moved back after 23 yrs of being in USA.. feel free to inbox me.

Stephanie

HanaRMN 04.07.2018 09:31

Re: Making new friends in Lausanne
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by LadyOfSpring (Post 2750570)
Hey! I've just arrived in Lausanne to study and I don't know any people here. I like going to cinema or for a coffee or a beer. Any suggestions for places to meet new people? Order anyone who would like a new friend haha?

H my name is Hana and I’ve just recently moved to Lausanne with my fiancé and am looking for ways to meet new people and make friends. I am from London. My fiancé is always at work so if you have any suggestions on how to meet people, spend my time or up for hanging out then let me know!

ValeK 08.07.2018 10:55

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Originally Posted by HanaRMN (Post 2964398)
H my name is Hana and I’ve just recently moved to Lausanne with my fiancé and am looking for ways to meet new people and make friends. I am from London. My fiancé is always at work so if you have any suggestions on how to meet people, spend my time or up for hanging out then let me know!

Hi HanaRMN!

I've arrived in Lausanne close to a year now and it has been hard making friends and I'm still building up a circle! My husband is also always at work and travelling overseas so most of the time I am.all by myself! Happy to catch up and meet up!
Valerie

SwissMissSteph 08.07.2018 20:53

Re: Making new friends in Lausanne
 
Hi Hana and Valerie,
we moved back in Switzerland about a year ago as well. I grew up in Nyon. Looking or a job, but once I have a job I'd be happy to meet up. Feel free to inbox me.

AdrianMoreno 18.07.2018 09:44

Re: Making new friends in Lausanne
 
Hello!

Been in Vevey for 2 years now, but find it difficult to meet people.
Working a lot and, in a relationship, and Vevey being a small town it is not easy.

Anyone for a beer or wine someday soon?

loc_141 18.07.2018 11:29

Re: Making new friends in Lausanne
 
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Originally Posted by AdrianMoreno (Post 2969562)
Hello!

Been in Vevey for 2 years now, but find it difficult to meet people.
Working a lot and, in a relationship, and Vevey being a small town it is not easy.

Anyone for a beer or wine someday soon?

Not much of a drinker, but if you like outdoor sports (climbing, bouldering, via ferrata), get in touch!

ZuriRollt 18.07.2018 18:03

Re: Making new friends in Lausanne
 
Meetup.com will probably have a few groups

AdrianMoreno 18.07.2018 21:38

Re: Making new friends in Lausanne
 
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Originally Posted by loc_141 (Post 2969622)
Not much of a drinker, but if you like outdoor sports (climbing, bouldering, via ferrata), get in touch!

Yeah why not!

ninak 08.12.2018 11:00

Re: Making new friends in Lausanne
 
Hello! It’s been one year and a half that I am living near Lausanne and still find it difficult to make some friends.. I mean, I have some people who I know but cannot call them friends.. so difficult in Switzerland to make friends.. any advice giys? :D

dgp 08.12.2018 11:22

Re: Making new friends in Lausanne
 
I’m moving there next week and happy to meet up with people to find new friends in the new year. My wife is staying in London initially so would be good to meet some new people!

BLP 08.12.2018 17:00

Re: Making new friends in Lausanne
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by ninak (Post 3021070)
Hello! It’s been one year and a half that I am living near Lausanne and still find it difficult to make some friends.. I mean, I have some people who I know but cannot call them friends.. so difficult in Switzerland to make friends.. any advice giys? :D

not easy, you're right. What have you tried so far? I'm also in the area and found it difficult

Alvina 09.05.2019 14:25

Re: Making new friends in Lausanne
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by HanaRMN (Post 2964397)
H my name is Hana and I’ve just recently moved to Lausanne with my fiancé and am looking for ways to meet new people and make friends. I am from London. My fiancé is always at work so if you have any suggestions on how to meet people, spend my time or up for hanging out then let me know!

Hi there, I saw this post and I am in a similar situation - recently moved to Aubonne near Lausanne to be with my partner. I am Irish and finding it hard to meet new people as I am not working so meeting people is much harder. Can you tell me what worked for you? Thanks, Alvina

ninak 13.05.2019 10:23

Re: Making new friends in Lausanne
 
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Originally Posted by BLP (Post 3021117)
not easy, you're right. What have you tried so far? I'm also in the area and found it difficult

I guess I am not trying hard enough maybe?.. If you’re in the area, send me a pm, we could meet! :)

ninak 13.05.2019 10:24

Re: Making new friends in Lausanne
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Alvina (Post 3067094)
Hi there, I saw this post and I am in a similar situation - recently moved to Aubonne near Lausanne to be with my partner. I am Irish and finding it hard to meet new people as I am not working so meeting people is much harder. Can you tell me what worked for you? Thanks, Alvina

Hey! We are neighbors! Send me a pm, we could meet if you want hehe:)


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