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Old 16.04.2007, 17:32
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Hi friends,

I am so glad that I found you all. For the last 4 years I was desperately searching for you guys. I came to a point believing that all the english speaking guys here in swiss are tourists . I cant express the joy I feel on finding this forum . Interestingly I found you when I searched for a Satellite dish to get some English channels (fed up with all those Deutsch ones) and since then I am hooked . Just finding this forum have given me a breath fresh air .

I am Indian and have some how managed to get stuck here in Switzerland . To put a long story short, before Switzerland I was a proud man with a great job, working around the globe in India, US, Singapore, Venezuela etc. Ooooh sorry guys, end of rant; Hi to you all.

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Old 16.04.2007, 17:45
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Hi and welcome to EF.
First, we don't calling it ranting, we call it discussing!!!
We were all in the same boat (maybe) upon arrival.
But if you don't like it here, why do you stay? (it's for the money right?)
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Old 16.04.2007, 20:20
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That is a great way to introduce yourself!! I find this site really useful and a great way to meet people. I do not move over unitl June and i am looking forward to meeting up with these lovey people!! If you want support and advice - be nice or go home!!
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Hi and welcome to EF.
First, we don't calling it ranting, we call it discussing!!!
We were all in the same boat (maybe) upon arrival.
But if you don't like it here, why do you stay? (it's for the money right?)
Thanks for the welcome. I think I need to let you all know more about me. Please bear with my english, I am not a natural english speaker. I dont hate it here, I really love this place. I came to Swiss because of my wife. She was born and brought up here but did her uni in India. Her family and lot of her side are settled here. We too planed to start our new family here. So when she was pregnant with our daughter she came here and later I joined her after resigning my job. We were assured that finding a job here in IT was easy . But on arrival we found that the job market was very tight and a lot of cutting and cleansing going on. Luckily we didnt have to struggle as we had very good supporting families on both end (financially and emotionally). Mean time I was doing my Intensive Deutsch courses in Basel. All my application for a job was rejected. Soon after my daughters birth, my wife went back to India to finish off her uni and we let our daughter stay with my family there. During that time I was studying Deutsch and found a temporary work in packaging in a logistic firm. I couldnt even try out my Deutsch at the work place because it was full of french people and the common language was French. The swiss there was only interested to talk in Schweizer Deutsch.

My wife came back and she easily found a job as pratikantin and later got a permanent position. Mean while I got the Deutsch zertifikat-TELC. It doesnt mean that my Deutsch was better, still I couldnt speak well. I had to find a way to improve things and thought further studies in IT should help and searched for masters programs in Basel uni. They didnt have a masters in IT and redirected me to the 2 year nachdiplom program in fachhochschule. I was thrilled because I was allowed to write the exams in english even tho the course was in Deutsch and most of the referal materials was in english. I was lucky enough to get the stipindium because of our financial status. I shipped all my books from India (it costs very less there) was fully back to my studies. I had weekly 2 days intensive classes and found new friends. Again bad luck hit me in the form of Deutsch, I was informed that the exam questions will be in Deutsch as some dozenten couldnt handle english. But they allowed me to write answers in english and even allowed to keep electronic dictionary with me for the exams. I found myself taking more than half of the allowed time just to translate the given questions. The design papers and case scenarios where the most difficult ones to translate. At this stage I really begged for more time or english questions. I was informed that I should be thanking them for me answering in English. Ofcourse I thanked them for their kind heart and blamed me for my lack of Deutsch. I was successful in some modules and failed in others. I tried my best. I know I should improve my Deutsch. I am still trying.

During this time we had to make a decision of staying or going back. It was only my jobless state the negative factor. After a lot of debate we decided to stay here. We brought our daughter back. Me continuing with the studies and taking care of the child. I am still hopeful that I will get a job. I have started again with my deutsch, but this time its only with speech. My wife is starting her ausbildung in few months( ofcourse with the job). My daughter will be joining kindergarten next year. We are independent and future is bright. We believe the worst is over. I pray let the sun shine through the hole in my CV .

Once again please bear with my english and the long story. I am not sure I have conveyed it the way I wanted. For me my family comes first. When an Indian says family its a big big family .

Sorry if I am offending someone. From the replies to my post I feel that way. My perspectives and outlook have changed a lot, but nothing in a negative way. I sometimes feel if I am as good as I believed to be or as good as others here.

Thanks a lot.

As I like this forum, I like another forum, but this a travel forum on India. I like to share it with you all, it has helped me a lot to be sane. Find yourself. www.indiamike.com
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Hi,

If you're still interested: the University of Basel now does offer a master's program in computer science - it's pretty new and I don't know how good it is, though.

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Hi Welcome to the forum and I wish you only the best in being succeesful in Die Schweiz.
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Hi,

If you're still interested: the University of Basel now does offer a master's program in computer science - it's pretty new and I don't know how good it is, though.

dawiz
Thanks for the info. I was 1 year early for uniBasels Masters program. Its in english too!!!!! I was informed that in few years time even the master programs in fachhochshule will also be in English. Any way its not going to do me any good, let others benefit from it.
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Hi Welcome to the forum and I wish you only the best in being succeesful in Die Schweiz.
Thank you and wish you success too.
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Dear Etin, Good for you, stick with your dreams, with your brave attitude and family support, things will sure work out, welcome, regards kap.
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Dear Etin, Good for you, stick with your dreams, with your brave attitude and family support, things will sure work out, welcome, regards kap.
Hi Kap, Thanks for the welcome .
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