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Teen meet-ups (17-20) in Zurich?

My niece from the US (18y) is taking a GAP year and will visit for about 3 months beginning in mid Sept. She is looking to get into contact with some other young people that perhaps she can meet up with in the city, take day trips, and generally get to know Switzerland. She doesn’t speak German and is not really interested in taking classes while she is here, but she does speak some Spanish.

All of our friends have very young families, so unfortunately, we have very little contact with people of her age group. The people we do know (e.g. babysitters) are in school or working so little free time. I wanted to ask the forum members if you know about any meet up groups or a chat/forum areas (here or elsewhere) that I could pass along so she could connect to younger people here in Zurich?

Quick example I found from searching the forum is this FB group, anyone know of any others?
https://www.facebook.com/groups/296472337032979/

Any young EFers that have interest in making a new friends, but feel free to send my PM and I can put you in contact with her.

Also, does anyone have knowledge of Painting or Photography courses in Zurich area taught in English?

Many thanks in advance for help and advice for her…..
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Old 30.08.2017, 14:18
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Re: Teen meet-ups (17-20) in Zurich?

In response to your post, I would recommend looking into groups such as AFS or Rotary, not to contact directly but to get in touch with the various students. There are quite a few foreign exchange students in Switzerland every year and they organize themselves pretty well. They often have meet-ups at the Rentewiese in Zürich on the weekends when the weather is nice. They have in the past had facebook groups that you should probably be able to find, something like "AFS Switzerland 2017." Hope that helps!
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Re: Teen meet-ups (17-20) in Zurich?

That's really great and thank you!
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Re: Teen meet-ups (17-20) in Zurich?

Hi, I am not sure if your niece managed to hook up with some teenagers. I live 10 mins from Rapperswil and have 2 daughters - 18 and 17. Your niece is welcome to post me direct.
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