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Getting ready to start my time in Brugg/Zurich area

Hi,

Where to begin? I'm an American who was lucky enough to find a job right now, and my new wife and I just moved across the US. My new job, tho, has me spend major chunks of the year in Switzerland. My first leg starts in a couple weeks, and I'll be there a month. Subsequent trips promise to approach "where is your visa" durations. Meanwhile, my wife of four months will be in the US. While I still speak decent Hochdeutsch, my experience with Schweitzerdeutsch has been...rocky.

So, I guess what I'm trying to say is I have a nice mixed bag of anxieities, but I'm trying to at least minimize the "starting in a new country" set. So, if anyone has suggestions about adapting to Switzerland, esp. In the Brugg/Zurich area, I'd be grateful.

Oh, and irony- my wife is 1st generation American, and a dual citizen with Switzerland. Her family is, naturally, FRENCH Swiss.
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Re: Getting ready to start my time in Brugg/Zurich area

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Hi,

Where to begin? I'm an American who was lucky enough to find a job right now, and my new wife and I just moved across the US. My new job, tho, has me spend major chunks of the year in Switzerland. My first leg starts in a couple weeks, and I'll be there a month. Subsequent trips promise to approach "where is your visa" durations. Meanwhile, my wife of four months will be in the US. While I still speak decent Hochdeutsch, my experience with Schweitzerdeutsch has been...rocky.

So, I guess what I'm trying to say is I have a nice mixed bag of anxieities, but I'm trying to at least minimize the "starting in a new country" set. So, if anyone has suggestions about adapting to Switzerland, esp. In the Brugg/Zurich area, I'd be grateful.

Oh, and irony- my wife is 1st generation American, and a dual citizen with Switzerland. Her family is, naturally, FRENCH Swiss.
Wishing you a good start in the new job. From Brugg you have good public transportation so do get out and explore.
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