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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."

Welcome to the St. Gallen Community for Expats!

Grüezi, salut, buongiorno, bainvegni, and welcome to InterNations St. Gallen. As a community designed to serve expats in St. Gallen and around the world, InterNations is here to make transitioning into your new life easier. Whether you're about to arrive or you're already in the city, our members are here to answer your most important questions. You may want information on factors like languages, the cost of rent, or healthcare. You'll soon find that St. Gallen is a multilingual hotspot, rent isn't always budget-friendly, but living outside the immediate area helps, and that local healthcare is excellent.

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  • Moving to St. Gallen

    With expats making up close to a third of the local population, so expats moving to St. Gallen can look forward to relocating to a very multicultural city with a long and impressive history. So get prepared and read up on Swiss visa regulations, the city itself, as well as tips for your housing hunt.
  • Living in St. Gallen

    St. Gallen, Switzerland is a city filled with plenty to do and see. Tourists flock here, especially during the summer, but most people would agree the city is a great place to live in regardless of the season. Expats living in St. Gallen can look forward to good education and transport systems, too.
  • Working in St. Gallen

    Find a job in St. Gallen isn’t always easy due to limited work opportunities in the city, with commuting to nearby Zurich one possible alternative. Still, there is some work to be had in St. Gallen, so read on for expat advice on the job hunt as well as info on the local economy and income taxation.

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Additional Information on Life in St. Gallen

Complete with valleys and history that can rival anything found elsewhere in Europe, St. Gallen is a tucked away in the northern quarters of Switzerland. Popular municipalities in the canton include Thal and Monsnang, as well as the areas immediately surrounding the university. While the textile industry continues to be one of the most popular industries, those seeking employment in insurance or further education are also at an advantage. If you have a young family, not only will you benefit from the safe nature of the area, you can take advantage of the International School St. Gallen for your child's education.

InterNations: The Easiest Way to Grow Your Expat Network in St. Gallen

At InterNations, our unique community is here to answer your most important questions before you embark on life as an expatriate in St. Gallen. Whether you want to know more about finding a local apartment, rental prices in the area, or how to start a business, our members will point you in the right direction. All we ask is that you engage in our community with a little "netiquette" and a lot of passion. Once you've found your feet, why not come along to one of our regular events? They act as an excellent opportunity to meet our members, or you can try one of the activities they organize themselves. From wine tasting sessions to local walks, the InterNations members introduce lots of chances to explore the area, making your life as an expatriate in St. Gallen effortlessly enjoyable.

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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