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Rossella Meloni, Zurich

Published Sunday October 23, 2016 (02:44:26)
Rossella Meloni
Who are you?

I am an Italian who has been living overseas for the last 20 years.    more ...


Menorca C, Basel

Published Monday May 18, 2015 (02:25:34)
Menorca C
Who are you?

I am an Indian expat in Europe, currently living in Switzerland. I work in research and am also a blogger/freelance writer, apart from being a coffee lover,dreamer,traveller and reader.

Where, when and why did you move abroad?

I moved to Germany in 2011 to pursue my Master studies, and then came to Switzerland for my thesis work. After that, I decided to stay back and work in Switzerland.    more ...


Diana, Geneva

Published Thursday May 14, 2015 (02:46:58)
Diana, Geneva
Who are you?

My name is Diana, I was born and raised in Mexico. I am currently living in Switzerland and I am married with Emmanuel that is French (I am half French, but have never lived in France). I am currently working at 100% and also have my own blog about Geneva, I love to share my expat experiences with others!

Where, when and why did you move abroad?

I am living in Geneva for more than 3 years now, and moved to Switzerland 6 years ago! I moved here for my hospitality studies and fell in love with the country and of course my husband that lived in Geneva.    more ...


Sarah Ryrie, Steinhausen

Published Tuesday April 28, 2015 (00:50:23)
Sarah Ryrie
Who are you?

Sarah Ryrie, mum of two and wife to one(!). I am a full time mum and home-maker, though I do some freelance writing and blogging to keep me sane.

Where, when and why did you move abroad?

We moved to Steinhausen, Switzerland last summer as a consequence of a new role for my husband. The position came as a bit of a curve ball as my husband has worked for the same company for 15 years and this is the first time he has been offered an overseas position.

What challenges did you face during the move?    more ...


Katrien David, Gruyère

Published Thursday October 10, 2013 (02:54:16)
Katrien David
Who are you?

I’m Katrien David and was born and raised in Belgium. As most of the Belgians, I walked through the educational system from kindergarden through University. After obtaining a degree in Bio-engineering in Belgium, I decided to go for another MSc degree in Food Science at the University of Minnesota (USA). Even though I was more attracted by science in general, I’ve always liked speaking foreign languages (mainly French and English) allowing me to talk to people from all over the world and share experiences of life.

Where, when and why did you move abroad?

Beginning 2000, after my first professional experiences back in Belgium, something inside of me was longing again for another experience abroad.    more ...


Christina Popa, Geneva

Published Saturday May 25, 2013 (03:34:34)
Christina Popa
Who are you?

My name is Cristina and I am a Romanian national having lived abroad in at least two different countries for tertiary education studies. Having graduated in Humanities in Cluj-Napoca, Romania, I always thought living and studying abroad is a rewarding experience forging bridges between cultures, people and minds. First, there was a one-year Erasmus experience in France that completely opened my world to new and unfathomed territories. Then, I decided to move abroad in order to complete my postgraduate studies, and what place better than Geneva, Switzerland: an international melting pot of cultures, possibilities and bewildering knowledge.    more ...


Sonja Guldi, Valais

Published Thursday January 03, 2013 (02:08:50)
My name is Sonja, I am a German writer living in Switzerland since 2009 with my husband and my two dogs. I write a blog named blueberriejournal about my trips and travels and all sort of things coming to my mind.

I guess most of expats coming to Switzerland live and work in Basel, Zürich, Bern or Genève which are the biggest agglomerations. Switzerland is a small state with about 8 million inhabitants from which about 2 million are foreign persons.

We live in canton Valais in south-west of Switzerland right in the middle of the Alps. Valais is a rural canton which main business sectors are tourism, fruit growing and viticulture - and it is a bilingual canton.    more ...


Chantal Panozzo, Zurich

Published Thursday December 01, 2011 (16:20:54)
I’m an American writer and copywriter living in a small town near Zurich, Switzerland. I write about life in Switzerland on my blog, I also write about how to survive (and thrive) as an international creative person at Writer Abroad In addition, I’m the co-founder of the Zurich Writers Workshop

I moved from the USA to Switzerland in 2006. Why? Curiosity more than anything else. My husband had a chance to take a job there and while I was worried about giving up my job as a copywriter, and therefore what seemed like my entire identity, I knew that if I didn’t go, I’d always be haunted by the “what if?”    more ...

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