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  • Jose Carreira

    Living in Bern, the tiny capital city of Switzerland, felt very hemmed in at first. But through InterNations I met the expat community and many nice locals.

InterNations — A Community for American Expats in Bern

Hello to all Americans in Bern! Are you interested in getting to know fellow expats in Bern? Looking for advice from other Americans, e.g. wondering if there are any bars in Bern which will be showing your favorite baseball or American football team’s upcoming match or where to go in town for st■ turkey?

There’s no doubt about it: Bern offers a great quality of life. The de facto Swiss capital is a fairly compact city known for its medieval old town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1983, the Bärengraben (bear pit) used to house the city’s heraldic animals, and much more! With the bus and tram network, navigating your way around the city from one place to the next is simple. This also means that if you don’t want to live among the hustle and bustle of the center, you can enjoy a quieter life in one of the surrounding towns, which are just a short commute away from Bern’s center.

Although Bern has lots to offer, you might be wondering where and how you can meet other Americans in the city. Luckily, InterNations is here to make this easier for you! You’re warmly invited to join the InterNations community. Within our international network in Bern, there’s a vibrant circle of American expats from all regions of USA, including New York City, Los Angeles, and beyond.

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    From United States of America, living in Bern
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    From United States of America, living in Bern
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    From United States of America, living in Bern
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    From United States of America, living in Bern
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    From United States of America, living in Bern

Meet other Americans in Bern

Connect at Our Events in Bern

Attend our monthly events and join various interest-based groups to get to know like-minded expats and fellow Americans in Bern. From sailing to spirituality, there is sure to be something for everyone! In most communities, there are also monthly Newcomers’ Events especially for those who have recently joined the American community in Bern. Take this chance to mingle and meet other expats and global minds in Bern.

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Engage with Other Americans in Our Bern Expat Forum

Get trustworthy advice and local insights from fellow Americans in our Bern expat forums. When you arrive in Bern, you’re likely to have many questions, from how to register as a resident to where to find language lessons. Use our forum to ask members of the InterNations community everything you’re wondering about, even things like where to find ingredients for dishes from home in Bern. InterNations makes it easy for American expats in Bern to exchange experiences and tips to support each other. You can also check out our Expat Q&A Forum to look for accommodation, jobs, or even advice on the best international schools or whether there are any American schools in your area.

  • Questions about being an artist in Bern
    2 replies
    Aug 31, 12:17 PM
    Community member

    Thanks! I probably won't bee in Bern until November 1, but I will try and make the 15 November expo in Lucerne. I'm already a memberof swissentrepreneur...

  • living in bern
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    Feb 23, 10:51 AM
    Community member

    Assuming you have a good job with a Swiss company (otherwise, don't bother): High salaries cancel out cost of living, so yes, it's "expensive" if you think of it in terms of the exchange rate, but …

  • Cost of living
    4 replies
    Sep 10, 4:22 AM
    Community member

    If you don't eat out a lot (or tons of meat) and use the public transportation, costs are quite comparable to Orlando. Just try to find a flat out in a smaller town, and commute. Price differences are …

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Find People Who Share Your Passions

"Referred to as the “Federal City of Switzerland” by the Swiss, Bern can be a great place for expats, especially with the InterNations community helping you to make the most of your experience!

Do you want to continue with your hobbies — or discover new ones — while living in Bern? There’s a variety of InterNations Groups you can join, including everything from sightseeing to hiking. These are run by dedicated Consuls with at least one activity each month, such as dinners in Bern’s finest restaurants or outings with other expats to explore all that the de facto Swiss capital has to offer, from the lovely Gurten Hill just outside the city, which turns into a mini ski resort in winter, to Zytglogge, the 13th-century medieval clock tower, and much more."

Find other Americans to share your hobbies with

Enjoy the International Experience with InterNations

  • Browse our network of members to get to know American expats in Bern and connect with others.
  • Take part in our expat forums to get firsthand tips and information from fellow Americans in Bern.
  • Meet other American expats and global minds at 600 monthly official events and share your interests at more than 4,600 monthly activities in Bern and across the globe.

InterNations provides an easy, casual way to get to know expats from the USA and further afield in your local community. Sound good? Then let us welcome you into our Bern Community today!

Mix and Mingle with Americans in Bern at Our Events

Our Bern community is also lively and welcoming offline. The InterNations Ambassadors host regular get-togethers and a range of expat activities, e.g. a chic dining experience in Bern’s trendiest restaurant or a get-away with fellow American expats to discover Interlaken, the outdoor and action sports capital of Switzerland. These activities make it easy for you to get to know other expats from United States of America in your local community and meet Americans in Switzerland in a comfortable setting. If this sounds interesting to you, simply sign up for membership – we are looking forward to welcoming you among our Americans living in Bern!