How close-knit is the expat community in this area? How do I get involved with it?
With the presence of many major international companies in Basel, a large international community is thriving in the city and the surrounding areas. Many organizations have been created to accommodate the community requirements of incoming expatriates.

The following groups welcome all new arrivals:

  • Centrepoint
    Centrepoint is an organization for the international community of Basel, where you make new friends, rent English DVDs, etc. It is in the center of the old town.
  • Professional Women’s Group of Basel
    The PWG is an organization with the goal of bringing together women of diverse professional and cultural backgrounds. 
  • American Women’s Club of Basel
    The AWC aims to bring together American women and women of any nationality who have a strong tie to the USA.

For more information on the clubs listed above, go to their websites or contact Crown Basel.
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Beside expat groups, what is the best way to make social connections outside of work?
Joining local clubs or volunteering for a local charity are excellent ways to meet people and make new friends.
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Where can I meet other singles in this city?
There are many ways to meet other singles in Basel. You can either join a favorite club (i.e., sporting, choir, etc.) or, like many, go to the Café des Arts in Barfüsserplatz on Tuesdays after work for drinks. Other nice bars, such as the Atlantis and Bar Rouge, now hold after-work night every Wednesday.

Other popular functions for singles to attend are any type of sporting event or local festival. There are also several reputable singles networking associations and dating services that arrange evening and weekend activities.
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Are there any unique networking opportunities for accompanying partners?
A great way for partners to meet people is to join a favorite club or devote their time by volunteering to a local charity. The PWG and Centrepoint are great resources, although not exclusively for accompanying partners.  For more information, contact Crown Basel.
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