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Urs Mayerl

"It's all about finding more expats in Burkina Faso and beyond to build a network -- InterNations makes it happen. "

Paula Covington

"InterNations is awesome! I have already got more than 50 contacts and friends living as expats in 13 different countries around the world."

InterNations - A Place for Swiss in Ouagadougou

Grüezi, salut, buongiorno, bainvegni to all of our Swiss in Ouagadougou! Are you interested in getting to know fellow Swiss expats in Ouagadougou? Are you looking for advice from other Swiss, e.g. which bars in Ouagadougou will broadcast your favorite team’s upcoming match or where in town to go for rösti?

You are cordially invited to be part of InterNations Ouagadougou. Among the members of our international expat network, there is also a vibrant circle of Swiss expats, coming from Zurich, Bern, Geneva and all regions of Switzerland.

Meet fellow Swiss at our events in Ouagadougou

Attend our monthly events and activities for Swiss expatriates to get to know like-minded expatriates in real life.

Find More Information in Our Ouagadougou Expat Guides

  • Moving to Ouagadougou

    Moving to Ouagadougou can be full of surprises. The city is on the rise, with three universities, several large factories, innumerable festivals, etc. There is an established expat base already living in Ouaga, and the local population is friendly and welcoming to people of all nationalities.
  • Living in Ouagadougou

    Ouagadougou isn’t just fun to say, it’s a fun place to be. The capital city of Burkina Faso has not yet been discovered by tourists, so expats living in Ouagadougou (or ‘Ouaga’ to the locals) can feel as though they’re in on a great secret. Read on for info on transportation, culture and security.
  • Working in Ouagadougou

    Since its independence in 1960, Burkina Faso has become known as one of the most stable and peaceful countries in West Africa. As a result, many European and African expats have chosen to work in one of Ouagadougou’ emerging industries. Read on for an economic overview, info on job hunting and more.

Swiss Expats in Ouagadougou Share Their Experiences

InterNations is a place where Swiss expats in Ouagadougou exchange experiences and tips to support each other. "Ouga", the administrative, cultural and economic centre of the nation, can be a great place for expats - our community helps you make the most of your experience!

  • Browse our Members Network to get to know Ouagadougou’s Swiss expats.
  • Take part in our Expat Forums to obtain first hand tips from fellow Swiss expats in Ouagadougou.
  • Use the Expat Guide for Ouagadougou to find information on your host city.

Meet Fellow Swiss in Ouagadougou at Our Events

Our community in Ouagadougou is also very active offline. Our InterNations Ambassadors organize regular events and various expat activities, e.g. a dinner in Ouagadougou’s hippest restaurant or an outing with other Swiss expats to explore the savannas of the interior. These activities are a casual way to get to know expats from Switzerland in your local community as well as Swiss in Burkina Faso nationwide. Interested? Simply become a member and we’ll be happy to welcome you among our Swiss living in Ouagadougou!