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Old 05.02.2006, 17:12
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Resources for those living in or moving to CH...

Below is the most updated "Resource" list. Please let me know if you know of any additions or corrections...

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Resources for those moving to/living in Switzerland:

http://www.swisstownguide.ch

http://www.swisswebcams.ch/english

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

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

http://www.switzerlandinsound.com
"Switzerland in Sound is 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."

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:-)

One of our members, Louisa, has a website full of info
for expats here in CH:
http://www.XpatXchange.ch

Discussion Boards:

http://www.englishforum.ch
http://server8.hostpoint.ch/~xpatxcha/cgi-bin/ikonboard//ikonboard.cgi

"Living and Working in Switzerland, A Survival Handbook" by David Hampshire
You might be able to order it from the website: www.survivalbooks.net
If you are already in Switzerland,to save on the overseas postage, you can
order it from: www.bergli.ch

Also on Bergli's site...
'Xenophobe's Guide to the Swiss' by Paul Bilton
"It's for those who don't take living here too seriously...."

"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/nst

There is a monthly newspaper in English called "Swiss News".
It can be bought at kiosks or you can order a subscription:
http://www.swissnews.ch

The WAC Day Excursions Guide Book III
This book was created to spread the word about some of the fun things
there are to do in the ZURICH area. It was completed by volunteers
as a fund-raiser for the Women's Activity Club in the spring 1998,
updated in spring 1999 and again in spring 2003.
You can purchase the WAC Day Excursions Guide Book at the WAC in
Uster for CHF 15.- or request a copy by phone (043 305 92 50)
or email info@wac.ch for CHF 15.- plus postage.

"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 400 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 39.- (plus shipping - sorry, only within Switzerland)
Available online at www.thenewstorktimes.com
or from
Orell Füssli The Bookshop
Bahnhofstrasse 70, 8001 Zürich
*****I have a bunch here in my home in Langnau am Albis
to sell... (carmencrenshawhovey@yahoo.com)

The American Women's Club of ZURICH puts out a book called
"Living in Zurich" which is a great resource.
You can order it at their website:
http://www.awczurich.org

HELLO ZURICH is a magazine about various
issues concerning life in the Zurich area.
For a free subscription (comes out quarterly)
write to lukas@network-relocation.com
It is printed by Network Relocation Ltd.

Neue Zürcher Zeitung (ZURICH Newspaper) - English Window:
http://www.nzz.ch/english

To subscribe to Zuerich Tourismus' e-mail newsletter in English...
http://www.zuerich.com/media/mailinglist/subscribe.php?&displayLanguage=en

Know-it-all Parents
"The ultimate guide for English-speaking parents in the
GENEVA & LAUSANE areas."
http://www.knowitall.ch

To go directly to the classifieds for Expats in Geneva/Lausanne:
http://www.knowitall.ch/ads.shtml

The American Women's Club of Geneva publishes a book called "Living in Geneva":
http://www.swisscities.com/awc/listpub.htm

Here are some websites for expats in the GENEVA area:
http://www.cityexpat.com/index_eng.html
http://www.newtogeneva.com

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

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

HELLO BASEL is a magazine about various
issues concerning life in the Basel area.
For a free subscription (comes out quarterly)
write to lukas@network-relocation.com
It is printed by Network Relocation Ltd.

"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: www.bergli.ch

The BASEL Childbirth Trust has a publication, "Having a
Baby in Basel"--a guide to local resources and customs.
It's available at no cost through the web site
http://www.baselchildbirthtrust.com

Basler Zietung (BASEL Newspaper) English Corner:
http://www.baz.ch/englishcorner

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

HELLO BERN is a magazine about various
issues concerning life in Canton Bern.
For a free subscription (comes out quarterly)
write to lukas@network-relocation.com
It is printed by Network Relocation Ltd.

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

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

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

Some sites for finding used cars in CH (in French, German & Italian):
http://www.car4you.ch
http://www.autoscout24.ch
http://www.car.search.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/comparis/default.aspx

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:
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/subscribe/subscription.cfm

Good luck!!!
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Old 06.02.2006, 19:24
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Re: Resources for those living in or moving to CH...

Great resource list - google will find that soon

At some point when this forum grows a little we'll start "sticky posts" that always stay at the top.

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Re: Resources for those living in or moving to CH...

a nice little PDF I found on the ISOZ site:
www.isoz.ch/media/pa/yodelling_guide.pdf
Cunningly, they link to us over here so we must be doing something right

Mind you, the 400 members is way way way in the past - we have 2000 more than that now
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Re: Resources for those living in or moving to CH...

This should be a sticky, it answers so many questions we have to keep answering all the time!
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Old 26.03.2007, 22:11
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This should be a sticky, it answers so many questions we have to keep answering all the time!
I think that is a good idea!
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Re: Resources for those living in or moving to CH...

Hello

I'd like to add www.Glocals.com to the list.

Glocals.com is an online community for expats and locals in Switzerland, and we have discussion boards, classifieds, and over 12,000 active members.

Enjoy Switzerland

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Re: Resources for those living in or moving to CH...

I'd like to add a good book "Zürich for Newcomers" - published by Orell Füssli (ISBN 3-280-05161-4). The author is founder and owner of Touchdown Relocation Services (www.touchdown-reloc.ch) and gives helpful hints and advice on any- and everything when relocating to Zürich, from hotlines for household emergencies to addresses of fitness clubs to car wash centers.

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http://www.ch.ch is an excellent resource to understand swiss bureaucracy
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Re: Resources for those living in or moving to CH...

A big thanks to you Carmen and to all others who have now given me an amazing wealth of information via this forum. Brilliant stuff!!!!!
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Additional Resources for those living in or moving to CH...

I was searching for some permit related questions at http://www.swissemigration.ch, and I came across an extremely useful guide in english: 'Living and Working in Switzerland' (not to be confused by the popular book by David Hampshire) maintained by the Federal Office of Immigration. Maybe it is already posted in this forum, but I found it so useful, that I am attaching it here!
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Re: Resources for those living in or moving to CH...

Many thanks to the members who posted that treasure trove of useful information. As this is the first "forum" I ever joined I'm not yet familiar with the procedures and don't vene know what is a "permalink". Practice makes perfect, well, better anyway. K.
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Re: Resources for those living in or moving to CH...

We recently launched our site expatinch.com which I hope will be of use to some here. Perhaps the best page to start at (with respect to this topic) would be http://expatinch.com/html/other_sites_for_expats.html
The site essentially consists of a directory of links which will appeal mainly to English speaking expatriates in Switzerland or considering a move to Switzerland.

Thank you.
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Re: Resources for those living in or moving to CH...

While we are using this thread to plug other clubs (i volunteer for both of them, call it "vested interest", no money is made by anyone from this):

ZHIC / Zurich International Club (www.zhic.org), sends out a weekly newsletter with activities in and around Zurich. Target audience are professionals in their 30's to 40's. Normally no children activities, unless someone volunteers to take that on. Subscribing to the newsletter is free of charge.

ISCZ / International Ski Club of Zurich (www.iscz.ch), a ski / snowboard and social club, also targeting people in and around Zurich. Membership is 20 CHF. Membership plus 4 subsidized ski lessons and subsidized ski tickets, is 230 CHF. Many social events are also subsidized (dinners, ski weekend, etc). Ski/Snowboard level from absolute beginner to suicide off-piste cliff jumping. Subscribing to their mailing list is free of charge.
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Re: Resources for those living in or moving to CH...

Two links in the resource list don't work:

cityexpat.com
newtogeneva.com
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Great links thankyou
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Two links in the resource list don't work:

cityexpat.com
newtogeneva.com
No problem with http://www.cityexpat.com/

newtogeneva.com doesn't seem to be working though. The links were posted nearly three years ago. This may have faded away or been superceded.
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What an amazing collection of resources. Thanks!
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Re: Resources for those living in or moving to CH...

I came across your Forum while searching for a way to get my new Canon Rebel T1i EOS 500D fixed. I am in the process of moving to Nyon with my fiancée, and during my trip over last week, my camera's LCD monitor glass shield became cracked due to my poor packing. In the forum, I noted that you offered to help someone with a camera problem. Could you direct me or help me get the camera for a quick and correct fix? It would be helpful.
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Re: Resources for those living in or moving to CH...

check out this website:

www.expatbasel.com

useful information for expats living or moving to basel
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Re: Resources for those living in or moving to CH...

You forgot to mention that this is your own website, Nomad's Chant.
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