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  • Connect with fellow Americans in Lausanne

  • Get information in our Lausanne guide

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  • Exchange tips about expat life in Lausanne

  • Andrey Vasilyev

    I was able to connect with other expats in Zurich who enjoy cycling as much as I do and organize weekly rides.

InterNations — A Community for American Expats in Lausanne

Hello to all Americans in Lausanne! Are you interested in getting to know fellow expats in Lausanne? Looking for advice from other Americans, e.g. wondering if there are any bars in Lausanne 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: Lausanne can give Geneva a run for its money. The capital of the canton of Vaud is a wealthy Swiss city known for being a focus of international sport and its location in a noted wine-growing region, but also for its internationally renowned institutions of higher education, centers of medical research, and much more! With the extensive public transportation network consisting of bus services, metro lines, and a rapid transit system, 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 the surrounding municipalities, which are an easy commute away from Lausanne’s center.

Although Lausanne 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 Lausanne, 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 Lausanne
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    From United States of America, living in Lausanne
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    From United States of America, living in Lausanne
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    From United States of America, living in Lausanne
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    From United States of America, living in Lausanne

Meet other Americans in Lausanne

Connect at Our Events in Lausanne

Attend our monthly events and join various interest-based groups to get to know like-minded expats and fellow Americans in Lausanne. 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 Lausanne. Take this chance to mingle and meet other expats and global minds in Lausanne.

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Engage with Other Americans in Our Lausanne Expat Forum

Get trustworthy advice and local insights from fellow Americans in our Lausanne expat forums. When you arrive in Lausanne, 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 Lausanne. InterNations makes it easy for American expats in Lausanne 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.

  • Geneva vs. Lausanne for kids
    3 replies
    Sep 4, 9:11 PM
    Community member

    Hello Bernard, If you need some insider-tips for ski and hiking or other outdoor activities do not hesitate to contact me. A bientôt susanne

  • Groups for get-togethers
    2 replies
    Nov 28, 1:03 PM
    Community member

    There is a new group for everyone who likes to enjoy good food, wine or life in general. The Lausanne Epicurians will meet up regularly for wine tastings and share their knowledge on gastronomy and …

  • Tango - Want to try?
    3 replies
    Aug 29, 12:01 PM
    Community member

    Oh crickey tell me about it Linda, I tried to get a modern jive group going in Nice same problem. Then last year we started a beginners Argentine tango class which is a super dance - What's with it …

Ask experienced American expats in Lausanne

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  • Where can I meet other Americans?
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Find People Who Share Your Passions

"The seat of the International Olympic Committee, Lausanne 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 Lausanne? 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 Lausanne’s finest restaurants or outings with other expats to explore all that the capital of the canton of Vaud has to offer, from Lausanne Cathedral, located in the heart of the old town, to Palais de Rumine, a Florentine Renaissance style building which houses five different museums, 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 Lausanne and connect with others.
  • Take part in our expat forums to get firsthand tips and information from fellow Americans in Lausanne.
  • Meet other American expats and global minds at 600 monthly official events and share your interests at more than 4,600 monthly activities in Lausanne 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 Lausanne Community today!

Mix and Mingle with Americans in Lausanne at Our Events

Our Lausanne 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 Lausanne’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 the 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 Lausanne!

  • Andrey Vasilyev

    I was able to connect with other expats in Zurich who enjoy cycling as much as I do and organize weekly rides.

  • Elin Gustavson

    At the first InterNations event that I attended, I met my wonderful partner. We now live together in a flat next to the Limmat.

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