How close-knit is the expat community in this area? How do I get involved with it?
There are a lot of people from all over the world living in and around Zurich; it is very international. There is an American Women's Club and Ziwa, an International Women's Club, Zurich International Club, Zurich International Women's Club, or the International Club Winterthur.
Always worth taking a look at is the expat exchange or the English forum on the Web. They are much-used and popular sites for English-speaking expats residing in Switzerland.
American Club of Zurich
Tel. 0041- (0)79 243 56 81
More than "just another club."
Join this club for special social, cultural and business-related events organized by the clubs’ members! Meet new people, and gain some insight into our community in a cordial and friendly way. US citizens, Canadian citizens and other friends with strong ties to the US and Canada are encouraged to join the American Club of Zurich. For more information and articles of interest, visit their Web site.
American Women’s Club of Zurich
Tel: 0041 -(0)44 240- 4455 Fax: 0041 -(0)44 240-4457
New to Zurich, old to Zurich or looking to get in touch with your fellow North Americans? Consider becoming a member of the American Women's Club of Zurich!
English Speaking Club Zurich
P.O. Box 7321
Tel: 0041 - (0)43 377 04 17
Would you like to meet new people? Attend lectures, guided tours; try a new restaurant, etc.? This club organizes activities like these every week, in and around Zurich!
Irish Club of Zurich
The recently formed Irish Club of Zurich invites Irish people, friends of Irish people, people who feel Irish and anybody who enjoys a good time to join them in their monthly meetings. Events vary from cozy evenings in pubs, to taking a look at the culture Zurich has to offer and to making the most of the summer months ... all in a friendly and sociable atmosphere. Send a brief e-mail introducing yourself to find out about the next event.
Beside expat groups, what is the best way to make social connections outside of work?
Signing up for any local club membership is always a good way to meet new people. This could be for sports, singing, dancing ... whatever interests you!
Where can I meet other singles in this city?
In general - like in most big cities – one way to meet people is to enjoy the nightlife on offer. A popular place is the old town (Niederdorf) that boasts a wide array of pubs, bars, cafes and restaurants. You will also find many interesting eateries along the Bahnhostrasse or Bellevue.
You can meet other English-speaking expats in Zurich by going to any of the popular pubs: the Oliver Twist, the Bonny Prince, James Joyce or the Colonial.
Are there any unique networking opportunities for accompanying partners?
The Professional Women’s Group of Zurich provides support for English-speaking women who are interested in meeting and networking with other women and to exchange experiences about the working world. Women of all nationalities are welcome whether currently employed or not.
Blue Sky Experiences offers good networking events. Both the expat and the English forum usually have the dates and venues.
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