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Recommended Expat Blogs: Zurich

In our InterNations Recommended Blog section we let you take the spotlight! Expat life in general is, of course, a perfect breeding ground for great, user-generated reads, and life in Zurich makes no exception. Take your time and browse the great blogs showcased in this article!

Everybody who has spent time in a different country knows that expat life is not quite like anything else in the world. The confusion of the first few days and weeks, the slow, but steady process of acclimation, the little peculiarities and quirks that might strike you about your new surroundings: almost any situation you encounter can make for a great story. If you are so inclined and want to blog about it, of course!

Our InterNations recommended blog section features talented expat bloggers from around the world. Their offerings to the blogosphere have been selected for their great entries and high quality, whether they may be funny, informative, interesting, deeply personal or a combination of all of the above.

Let’s hear from our featured bloggers in Zurich:

Allison: Grüezigirl

I’ve found the expats in Zurich extremely friendly and welcoming. I’ve met new friends through my work, online forums and friends of friends from back home. I even met a really good friend in a pre-natal yoga class.

Jennifer: This Off Script Life

I don't think I could have fully prepared myself in advance because it's impossible to know what life will be like in a new country beforehand. That being said, if I were to start over, I would have approached my move here as a long-term one.

Tanya: Moms: Tots: Zurich

I knew very little German and nothing about Switzerland before I came here, but we survived and even thrived. Knowing more German certainly would have helped, but honestly, I learned much faster when I had to use German every day in real situations.

Caitlin: Teaspoon

I don’t think any amount of preparation can fully prepare anyone for this type of move. I don’t think there is anything I would have changed, other than hesitating less. Knowing now how great it is, I didn’t need to worry so much about leaving my career, family, and friends. Home will always be there, but this experience abroad is a once in a lifetime opportunity.

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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