New Support System for Expats in Zurich

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Special guest Thomas Heyn from the Integration Bureau of Canton Zurich, topped off what was a great evening for the newly formed ZURICH4YOU networking community, speaking to the group about the initiatives the Canton of Zurich have in place to help expatriates integrate into their local communities.

The ZURICH4YOU website features local news and sporting events in English as well keeping community members up to date with all upcoming events in the area.

English speaking expats new to Switzerland face many challenges, not least of all, a new culture, a new language and new rules. In answer to the very real need for a local support system Natalie Albrecht started ZUG4YOU a website for expatriates complimented by a live networking community in Zug 3 years ago. This venture has been such a great success she has since replicated the service in Luzern and now Zurich.

The ZURICH4YOU website enjoyed a soft launch in June this year. September 30 heralded the official launch Party for both the website and the community’s live monthly networking meetings. Held at the beautiful and historical Zurich Development Center located at the site of the original Bircher Benner Clinic, the event was a full house, attended by over 80 international guests. If the great food, sumptuous surroundings and wonderful networking opportunities were not enough; guests were treated to a guided tour of the Center which included the Center’s private art collection and a visit to the apartments of the late Bircher Benner, Swiss physician and a pioneer in nutritional research.

Special guest Thomas Heyn from the Integration Bureau of Canton Zurich, topped off what was a wonderful evening, speaking to the group about the initiatives the Canton of Zurich have in place to help expatriates integrate into their local communities.

Ken Reist a partner at ZURICH4YOU - together with event sponsor Verena Mumford from RE/MAX, and hosts and ZDC residents, Zurich Insurance - did a fantastic job organizing the evening, it was much appreciated and enjoyed by all who attended.

About ZURICH4YOU

ZURICH4YOU is a website and community tailored to the needs of the growing Expat and International Community in Zurich, Switzerland. The website features local news and sporting events in English as well keeping community members up to date with all upcoming events in the area. The live networking community will meet once a month in different venues in the Zurich area, all community members are encouraged to attend.

Visit the ZURICH4YOU website at http://www.zurich4you.ch to learn more about life in Switzerland, to read articles about living and working abroad and to find out more about news and events for the local expatriate community. If you would like to learn more, or to advertise your services on the site, please contact Ken Reist.

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