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Any tips for meeting young people?! (well 25 ish!) ;)

Hi not really sure if this is the right area to post, but as a newcomer to Switzerland ive been wondering what people my age do for fun?! Its difficult to meet people due to the language barrier also, I think im destined to spend all my free time with my mum
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Old 20.09.2011, 14:15
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Hi not really sure if this is the right area to post, but as a newcomer to Switzerland ive been wondering what people my age do for fun?! Its difficult to meet people due to the language barrier also, I think im destined to spend all my free time with my mum

are you looking for 25 ish people to spend time with? I don't think I even know 25 people
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Old 20.09.2011, 14:16
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Re: Any tips for meeting young people?! (well 25 ish!) ;)

Can't you get Facebook in Canton Valais?

You could take an evening class in French, then you would meet people also new to the area. http://yellow.local.ch/en/q/Monthey/....html?rid=4I77

List of clubs in Monthey, join one you like and meet people with your interests,
http://tel.local.ch/en/q/Monthey/club.html?rid=0rv6

Advertise at Migros / Coop that you will give English conversation classes to young people.
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You could take an evening class in French, then you would meet people also new to the area.
From my experience, I don't think that evening class is the best solution to meet joung people. I'm taking German class in the evenings for 1.5 years and, besides me, had only one person aged around 25 here (usually people are around 35 and up).
However my friend met a lot of young ladies in intensive language class during the day (most of them are housewives happily married with local men looking also for new friends).

Also meeting people in clubs and bars is not working for me (language barriers plus a bit of shyness). However, I think that it is realistic to meet new people in the fitness clubs (I am going to give it a try this week for the first time, so no guarantees for success).

Good luck anyway!
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Re: Any tips for meeting young people?! (well 25 ish!) ;)

You could look up a class at Uni Lausanne that seems interesting and just go to the lecture (without officially signing up). I used to do this at Uni Zurich (to get an idea before I signed up) and no one seemed to care. If you pick a first semester class, you will find a lot of people eager to make new friends!
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One thing is for sure... you can't just expect people to come to you. You have to be proactive about it.

I met my one really good friend here though my German class. She just showed up one day as a new student. And when I found out that she was also an American, I took one look at her and said: "Yo ass is MINE beeotch!"
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Re: Any tips for meeting young people?! (well 25 ish!) ;)

Im thinking a language class is probably going to have to be an option anyway for social and career reasons, hopefully I should meet people there! The few times I have been out in bars etc people have spoken to me but it never goes much further then hi how are you..etc! Thanks for the links ill check them out
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Hi not really sure if this is the right area to post, but as a newcomer to Switzerland ive been wondering what people my age do for fun?! Its difficult to meet people due to the language barrier also, I think im destined to spend all my free time with my mum
  • On the options above and hover your mouse icon over "Events"
  • Scroll down to "Social Events" (click)
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My hot tips would be to create an invitation where the guests of your desired age demograph might find the evening enjoyable, while 'anti-selecting' against those "old" scoundrels people you don't want to be there....... anything late at night with 'LOUD' music should do the trick !!!
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Re: Any tips for meeting young people?! (well 25 ish!) ;)

I managed to make friends by joining the local Rugby club.. Most people there speak english and there's sooo many expats! Good luck
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