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Switzerland - An independent spirit has served Switzerland well. This jewel of a country has a healthy economy and a healthy lifestyle. Clean, safe and modern, Switzerland also has breathtaking mountain scenery and spectacular shining lakes.

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  5 Great Golf Courses For Expats In Switzerland


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Golf is growing in popularity in Switzerland and there are some great golf courses in the region. There are about 90 golf courses in the country and all of these are in relatively close proximity to each other. Golf enthusiasts will especially love playing amidst the picturesque natural scenery that is such a significant part of Switzerland. If you’re an expat in Switzerland, you must explore these 5 great golf courses.

Domaine Imperial

Domaine Imperial is one of the few Pete Dye courses in Europe. It was built in the late 1980s and is considered to be Switzerland’s best golf course.   more ...

  5 Good Reasons You Should Move To Switzerland (And 1 Reason You Shouldn't!)


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Switzerland is a small country with not too many natural resources; but this actually works in favor of its residents because the country invests heavily in its population, considering it to be its most important resource. According to the World Economic Forum’s 2013 Human Capital Report, Switzerland’s investment in education, healthcare and talent is higher than any other country. If you’re not already sold on the idea of moving to Switzerland, here are five good reasons that may just seal the deal.   more ...

  Should You Join An Expat Club In Switzerland?


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Switzerland has always been a popular expat hub because of its booming economy and high quality of life. But despite the advantages, it is natural for expats to experience culture shock or homesickness as they attempt to settle in a foreign country. Expats clubs serve as helpful aids during this transition period. Switzerland has a number of clubs and organizations that provide social support and networking opportunities for its members.   more ...

  Just How High *Is* The Cost Of Living In Switzerland?


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Switzerland is known for many things – the fine art of watch-making, spectacular ski slopes and melt-in-the-mouth cheeses, among other things. But there’s something else for which the country is known, and that is its exorbitant cost of living. In fact, the Swiss cities of Zurich, Geneva and Bern are often ranked among the top ten expensive places in the world. Expats thinking about moving to Switzerland need to be aware about the costs of living, so that they can make adequate preparations. Remember that there may also be a few unforeseen expenses and taxes after moving there. Another important factor is that there are differences in the tax percentages and fees for certain things that vary from one region to another. The Swiss tax system is complex, as it covers 26 cantons and around 2,600 municipalities, and each of these levies its own taxes.   more ...

  Expat Fairs In Geneva, Switzerland


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Expat Expo is an exhibition for all English speakers across Switzerland. It usually hosts five conferences each year, in Zug, Geneva, Basel, Ticino and Zurich. The next one for 2013 will take place on the 6th of October in Geneva. The exhibition plays host to over 5,000 people each time, and representatives from local businesses as well as meetup groups, information stands and voluntary initiatives convene for a day of speaking English, networking with other businesspeople and making new friends.

There are more than 400 stands around the conference, with services ranging from babywear to business tax, and if you’ve moved to Switzerland with the aim of starting your own business, this will be an excellent place to make new contacts. The purpose of the event isn’t to make sales, so if you’re running a kitchenware company, don’t expect to sell out of your best products by the end of the day. It’s more of an opportunity to get to know other expats and English speakers in the area, find people with similar interests to you, and work out how to make your life generally easier, especially if you’ve only made the transition fairly recently. If you have children, there’s also a play area complete with bouncy castle and café, where you can meet other expat families and swap tips on how to settle in to your new home country.   more ...

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