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Hi everyone,

My name is Sally, I'm 26, originally from Melbourne, Australia. I'm here to work at PSI, and I've been here about 5 days. My first impressions: it's really really hot (really wasn't expecting that), and this country is unreasonably pretty!

So far I've gleaned heaps of useful facts from reading this forum, and I'm sure I'll continue to do so. I'm also hoping to make some new friends to distract me from my homesickness. Will be good to meet some english-speaking people, since my german may currently be described as abysmal- but I'm working on it!

Well that should do it for now (this is my first ever forum post, anywhere!)...

Cheers
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Welcome,

Yes Europe is in the ban of a heatwave. This isnt really normal.
Well hope you enjoy it here!!!
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Old 14.07.2010, 21:44
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Welcome to EF. I'm pretty new to the site as well. Hope your enjoy your time in CH!
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Welcome to EF and CH
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Welcome! i'm ten mins over next time you need a beer! Hope you enjoy your time in the CH!
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Welcome from another Melbournite. You will love it here. Currently warm but don't complain - this beats the alternative which was fairly constant rain for a few months. Enjoy it while it lasts. Sun is somehow not as harsh (is that possible?). Lisa
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G'Day Sally,

Welcome to EF and Switzerland.I moved from Sydney only 7 weeks ago. My german was almost non-existant at the start,but you will be surprised how quickly you learn and picking up different words and phrases.
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Hi Sally, welcome (from another Aussie) and enjoy your stay!! Make sure you check out the Social Events section, for chances to catch up with some ... interesting people!

Also, if you want to work on your language but don't have time or money for course, check out www.livemocha.com - free "community"-based set-up, you do various exercises and get reviews and tips from native speakers ... and the German 'markers' understand if you do the spoken exercises with a Swiss accent, once you explain ...
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Thanks for all the warm welcomes everyone! I think I'm going to like it here.
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Welcome to the forum and Switzerland
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Welcome to Switzerland. I'm sure you'll have a fantastic time here
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Hi and Welcome,

Another Aussie here.

I'll be racking up a year in Switzerland next week, and yep, it's a worthwhile place to be.

Don't get hung up on the German, it will come to you hell slowly.

Seems you have already located the hottest tip for settling in.... this forum.
Stick with it..... there's stacks of helpful threads to find out answers and support.

Good luck with everything.
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Yes welcome fellow Melbournite.

I have studied German for years and it still sucks, so do not worry, it does come but if it is slow it is normal.
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My german was almost non-existant at the start,but you will be surprised how quickly you learn and picking up different words and phrases.
Whoa, you can say that again. Never thought I'd be able to pick it up but slowly slowly it's getting there, great for integration.

All the best, Sally.
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Hello and welcome!
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Another Aussie in Aargau ..This weather must remind you of Melbourne in the summer, stinking hot follwed by torrential downpour. Welcome to the forum and good luck with it all.
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Hi everyone,

My name is Sally, I'm 26, originally from Melbourne, Australia. I'm here to work at PSI, and I've been here about 5 days. My first impressions: it's really really hot (really wasn't expecting that), and this country is unreasonably pretty!

So far I've gleaned heaps of useful facts from reading this forum, and I'm sure I'll continue to do so. I'm also hoping to make some new friends to distract me from my homesickness. Will be good to meet some english-speaking people, since my german may currently be described as abysmal- but I'm working on it!

Well that should do it for now (this is my first ever forum post, anywhere!)...

Cheers
Hi and welcome. It has cooled off since your arrival...hope you are finding it more to your liking.
Lots of PSI folks around here. Once in a while they come out of hiding.
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Hi everyone,

My name is Sally, I'm 26, originally from Melbourne, Australia. I'm here to work at PSI, and I've been here about 5 days. My first impressions: it's really really hot (really wasn't expecting that), and this country is unreasonably pretty!

So far I've gleaned heaps of useful facts from reading this forum, and I'm sure I'll continue to do so. I'm also hoping to make some new friends to distract me from my homesickness. Will be good to meet some english-speaking people, since my german may currently be described as abysmal- but I'm working on it!

Well that should do it for now (this is my first ever forum post, anywhere!)...

Cheers
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