Welcome to our international community here in Zug — willkommen, bienvenue, accoglienza! That's right, Switzerland is a multilingual nation bordering Germany, France, Italy, and Austria, with Zug sitting in the north-east, close to Zurich. InterNations is here to help you with your transition to life in the Alps, with a host of friendly expats ready to share their lives and experiences — where the best English-speaking dentist can be found, how much you should really be paying for an apartment, and much more. We aim to support you as you adapt to the local way of doing things, as well as make it easy for you to connect with fellow global minds.
Attend our monthly events and activities for Zug expatriates to get to know like-minded expatriates in real life.
Get trustworthy advice and local insights from fellow members in our Zug expat forums.
From the outside, Zug appears to be little more than a pretty lakeside town with a history of fishing. In fact, the city of Zug is a financial and trading center of national and international fame and has even been described as "a compass of the global economy". Due to its low-tax policies, it also hosts the headquarters of several multinational companies, as well as up to 30,000 other companies, large and small. This is what draws the majority of expats to the city — the international expat community makes up approximately 20% of the population. The jobs available are usually highly skilled and learning German (the official language) and Swiss German (for informal occasions) will certainly put you at an advantage and make it easier to settle into the country. The population of Zug is just 28,000 and the many upsides of a small community in the Alps are obvious — great hiking and biking trails, boating, sailing and swimming in Lake Zug, local markets filled with fresh fruits and vegetables and Zug's most famous export — Kirschen!
All the information you need to thrive in Switzerland is right here in the Zug Community on InterNations. Whether you're looking for a housemate, a language tandem, or simply some info on Swiss visas, you'll find it in the forums or our expat guide articles. For face to face time with experienced expats in Zug then attend our official events or get involved in one of our InterNations Groups — whether you're interested in professional networking or winter sports, there's plenty to see and do here. Membership is by approval only and all members are asked to abide by our community guidelines so feel at ease when you join an event — or create one of your own group!