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weekly women meeting at UNION - Basel

I donot if this fit in here or has already being pasted. But i just thought of pasting this news here to help someone. There is a weekly women meeting for foreigners and they also have childcare - all is free of charge. The purpose it to intergrate immigrants into Basel,switzerland. And this is good for those who want to practise their germans too! And/OR especially for housewives! Time is 2pm to 4pm on Thursdays..but normally they go on holiday as the school calendar and resume when schools open. Address: UNION HOUSE, klybeckstrasse 95, Basel.
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Re: Resources for those living in or moving to CH...

I just noticed the NZZ in English link doesn't send you to an English version of the site anymore.

BUT, you can subscribe to the NZZ (or any site with an RSS feed) with Google Reader and then set your Feed Settings to "Translate into my language". Some of the translations are a little odd, but it works!
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Re: Resources for those living in or moving to CH...

updated in September 2010...

Resources for those moving to/living in Switzerland


http://www.swisstownguide.ch
http://www.about.ch
http://www.swisswebcams.ch/english
http://www.magicswitzerland.com


A site for getting good maps of localities and their amenities:
http://map.search.ch/index.en.html


Federal Office for Migration
http://www.bfm.admin.ch/bfm/en/home.html


Switzerland is Yours – Guide to Living in Switzerland
http://switzerland.isyours.com/e/index.html


Links in English about the Swiss Educational System:
http://www.edk.ch/dyn/11586.php
http://www.educa.ch/dyn/14.asp
http://www.about.ch/education


ASK - All Special Kids is a Geneva-based organization, aiming to support
the families of children with special needs and learning differences.
Our goal is to collect, disseminate information and share experiences
relating to special needs issues in the region. Although the group focuses
on assisting English-speaking parents, we welcome parents of different
nationalities, seeking assistance or information on special needs and
learning difficulties issues. Support groups in Bern and Canton Vaud as well.
http://www.allspecialkids.org


Foundations for Learning is a non-profit foundation dedicated to supporting
schools, families, teachers and students in the area of learning differences
– whether these differences deal with learning challenges or learning
extensions for the gifted and talented. Based in ZURICH...
http://www.foundationsforlearning.ch


City Mom Switzerland
http://www.citymom.ch


Resource List in English for people affected by cancer:
http://cancersupportbasel.wordpress....eful-addresses


Alcoholics Anonymous - English language meetings throughout Switzerland:
http://www.aa-europe.net/countries/switzerland.htm


Swiss World
"Your gateway to Switzerland: a multimedia window on the most
important geographic, social, cultural, political and historical
aspects of the country."
http://www.swissworld.org


Swiss Info
A great site for Swiss news, and Swiss views on international news
in English and 8 other languages.
http://www.swissinfo.org


Switzerland in Sound
“… your best source of professional, English-language audio reports
and features about Switzerland and things Swiss, enhanced by text,
pictures and links. The subject matter is wide, ranging from candid
one-on-one interviews with interesting people, to entertaining,
in-depth features and reports about Swiss life and society, as
well as exciting, colorful, animated visits to destinations and
attractions all over the country, and events that occur here."
http://www.switzerlandinsound.com


On our site, click on "Files" and you'll find one there called
"what to do in switzerland", it was put together by an expat
living here and full of wonderful info:-)


Classifieds in Englsih:
http://www.swissclassifieds.ch
http://www.englishclassifieds.ch
http://www.expatmarketplace.com


Your one-stop for English-speaking Expatriates in Switzerland:
http://www.XpatXchange.ch


45,000 Expats & International Locals use glocals.com to do activities
with new friends in Geneva, Zurich, Lausanne, Basel, & Bern.
http://www.glocals.com


Bergli Books – Intercultural Books about Settling in Switzeland
http://www.bergli.ch


"Mothering Matters" which is a not-for-profit bi-monthly thematic
journal dealing with parenting issues in Switzerland. It is a voluntary
production by and for English-speaking parents living in Switzerland:
You can request a sample issue at... http://www.mmjournal.com


The New Stork Times - Swiss parenting magazine
http://www.thestork.ch


HELLO SWITZERLAND is a magazine about various
issues concerning life in various regions of Switzerland:
Basel, Bern, Zurich, Zug, Lugano, Lausanne, Neuchatel & Geneva.
For a free subscription (comes out quarterly)
http://www.hello-magazines.ch
It is printed by Network Relocation Ltd.


"Swiss News" is a monthly newsmagazine in English focusing
on politics, business, sports, culture and tourism across
Switzerland. It can be bought at kiosks and Orell Fuessli,
or you can order a subscription: http://www.swissnews.ch


"In and around Zurich with Kids"
Essential reading for anyone who wants to find schools, babysitters,
summer camps, shops or a whole host of fun activities for themselves
and their children in the Zurich area.
Over 500 pages packed full of the kind of information that parents
crave, whether they have lived in Switzerland for 20 minutes or
for 20 years!
CHF 43.- (plus shipping - sorry, only within Switzerland)
Available online at www.thenewstorktimes.com
or from
Orell Füssli The Bookshop
Bahnhofstrasse 70, 8001 Zürich


The American Women's Club of ZURICH puts out a book called
"Living in Zurich" which is a great resource - they also offer a Living in Zurich course:
You can order it at their website:
http://www.awczurich.org/index.php?o...d=67&Itemid=87


To subscribe to ZURICH Tourismus' e-mail newsletter in English...
http://www.zuerich.com/en/forms/newsletter/index.cfm


You can subscribe to a weekly English language newsletter about ZURICH...
http://ronorp.net/_Zurich_EN/city


Welcome to ZURICH! – Kanton Zürich site
"On this website you will find links to other Internet sites as
well as information and many practical tips to make it easier for
you to feel at home here in Zurich."
http://www.welcome.zh.ch/internet/vd...n/en/home.html


Moms & Tots Out and About
kid-friendly activitities in and around ZURICH,
day trips, weekend getaways holiday escapes
http://momstotszurich.blogspot.com


ZURICH4YOU
This site has been tailored to the needs of the growing Expat
and International Community in Zurich. We have created this
platform to enable you to find lots of resourceful information
on Zurich and Central Switzerland.
http://www.zurich4you.ch


ZUG4YOU
This site has been tailored to the needs of the growing
Expat and International Community in Zug. We have created this
platform to enable you to find lots of resourceful information on
Zug and its surroundings.
http://www.zug4you.ch
http://www.zug4you.ch/top_stories.html


LUCERNE4YOU
This site has been tailored to the needs of the growing Expat and
International Community in Lucerne. We have created this platform
to enable you to find lots of resourceful information on Lucerne
and Central Switzerland.
http://www.lucerne4you.ch


Know-it-all passport
The ultimate guide for English-speakers in the
GENEVA, VAUD, AND NEIGHBORING FRANCE areas.
Also the website has FREE CLASSIFIEDS, links, updates, and more.
http://www.knowitall.ch


Life in and around GENEVA, in English!:
http://geneva.angloinfo.com


LAUSANNE Expats Discussion Board:
http://p201.ezboard.com/blausanneexpats


American International Women's Club of LAUSANNE offers a Living in Lausanne Workshop:
http://www.aiwc-lausanne.org


Here is a website for expats in the FRIBOURG area:
www.expats-fribourg.ch
and a more tourism based one:
http://www.fribourgregion.ch/en/welcome.cfm?


FRIBOURG Expat Woman's Group:
http://www.fribourgexpatwomansgroup.com/


Here is a website for expats in the BASEL area:
http://www.baselexpats.com


Also for the interntional community in BASEL is Centrepoint:
http://www.centrepoint.ch


"Family Fun" Is a book which contains 60+ ideas of places to go
and things to see in the Dreilander region around BASEL, including
a list of the parks and swimming pools.
It is available at Bergli Books:
http://www.bergli.ch


The BASEL Childbirth Trust is a volunteer-run, non-profit organization
that provides help, support, and information to expectant parents and
families with young children living in the Basel area.
They have a publication, "Having a Baby in Basel"--a guide to local
resources and customs.
http://www.baselchildbirthtrust.com


For those moving to/living in BERN:
http://www.living-in-berne.ch


A web site for the English-Speaking community of BERN:
http://www.carrick.ch/bern-english


A web guide for Expats in TICINO, Switzerland:
http://www.lacastagna.ch


Living in TICINO by the American Women of Ticino:
To know more about Ticino, you may wish to order a copy of our guide,
"Living in Ticino". This book was compiled and published by the members
of AWOT. "Living in Ticino" is a virtual survival guide for newcomers
getting settled in the area. The book contains 160 pages of useful
information. It is spiral bound and measures 5-3/4 inches wide and
8-1/4 inches long (European size A5).
http://www.awot.ch/guide.htm


To find a doctor near you (in German, French, Italian & English):
http://www.doktor.ch


To help you with your housing search, go to:
http://www.homegate.ch
http://alle-immobilien.ch


Some sites for finding used cars in CH (in French, German & Italian):
http://www.car4you.ch
http://www.autoscout24.ch
http://www.autoclick.ch


Looking for a job...
http://job.search.ch
http://www.carrick.ch/swisscc


This is a site to help you compare costs of various services
in CH (in English,French, Italian & German):
http://www.comparis.ch


For free access to information in English on what fruits
and vegetables are in season at the market(including
German/Swissproduct names, purchasing tips, storage tips,
cooking tips, and nutritional information), visit the
following link: http://www.laughinglemon.ch/en/season.htm


For courses and seminars on a wide range of topics in English:
http://www.mybluesky.ch


For those of you interested in developing your public speaking
and leadership skills in a genial environment with a very
international group of English speakers:
http://www.toastmasters.ch


If you are interested in getting a "word of the day" to help you
in learning your soon to be local language, you can sign up at:
http://www.transparent.com/wotd


Good luck!!!


Carmen Crenshaw-Hovey
owner/moderator Expats-In-Switzerland
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Expats-in-Switzerland/
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Re: Resources for those living in or moving to CH...

Thanks for the info!
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Re: Resources for those living in or moving to CH...

One for the ladies in Zürich.

Not Alone in Zürich - loads of helpful links

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Re: weekly women meeting at UNION - Basel

In addition to the above there are "Treffpunkte" in Basel for you and your kids to meet others. click the link http://www.quartiertreffpunktebasel.ch/breite/
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