How close-knit is the expat community in this area? How do I get involved with it?
Fribourg is not the biggest Swiss city with the most expats. However, there are a few expat clubs:
Club expat – Helps people arriving in Fribourg get in touch with other expatriates in the region and organizes fun activities.
Anglo-Swiss Club of Fribourg – Meets once a month and its goal is to help the integration of English-speakers.
International English-Speaking Women's Club of Fribourg – Meets once a month for afternoon activities as well as for lunches.
American Women's Club of Lausanne – Located on the Riviera, this club offers a wide range of activities.
Beside expat groups, what is the best way to make social connections outside of work?
A good way of meeting people, whether for expats or locals, is to join a sport association or other club (cooking, music, dancing etc.).
Quite a few expats hang out at the Irish pub of Fribourg (Paddy O'Reilly's) located at the Grand Place next to the NH Hotel.
Where can I meet other singles in this city?
Bars and pubs are a good way of meeting single people: Paddy O'Reilly's, TM Café, Populaire Café.
Are there any unique networking opportunities for accompanying partners?
No. But if you call the Crown Fribourg office, we will be able to give you some good ideas and contacts.
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