The American Women's Club of Zurich presents: Living In Zurich©

15th September 2011, Comments 0 comments

New and improved for 2011, Living In Zurich© is the quintessential orientation program and networking opportunity for newcomers.

For over 25 years, the American Women's Club of Zurich (AWCZ) has hosted the Living In Zurich© program (LIZ©), the popular integration and orientation program for newcomers of all nationalities to the Zurich area. Presented in English, the LIZ© program is the definitive resource for newcomers, covering such topics as Welcome to Switzerland (Swiss culture, tradition, history, holidays and etiquette), Minding Your Money (banking and insurance), Law and Order (police, driving and housing), Health Matters (physicians and medicine), Getting Around (transportation) and See and Do (travel and events).

Long-term residents designed the Living in Zurich© program, drawing on their years of experience and their understanding of what it takes to make a home in a new country. Sessions are led by both in-house experts and local business professionals; ensuring program information is up-to-date and relevant to participants.

The program offers more than facts of Swiss life, however. It provides participants a chance to connect with key individuals, whose insights and personal assistance can make the difference between successfully adapting to life in Zurich and months wasted struggling to find the right people, places and opportunities. A graduate of the 2010 program, said, "Not only did the presenter answer my questions during the Minding Your Money session, but he also helped me get an error corrected and my account credited!"

Redesigned to respond to the needs of busy newcomers balancing the responsibilities of work and family life, Living in Zurich© offers essential information for successful integration in a three-day conference. The 2011 LIZ© program begins with an evening welcome reception for participants and their guests and continues with information-packed lectures and interactive sessions on the following days. Program participants will also be invited to join post-conference tours, presentations and social events.

Register early and save. The early-bird registration fee is just CHF 200 until July 31. The fee of CHF 225 is available until September 20. After September 20, the fee is CHF 250. In addition to the benefits of participating in the conference, registration also includes the 400-page Living In Zurich Handbook, a CHF 65 value.

Dates for the 2011 Living in Zurich© program are September 28, September 30, October 1.

The Living in Zurich© program is at the heart of the American Women's Club of Zurich's support for the expatriate community. Founded in 1931, the Club is a not-for-profit profit volunteer-run organization dedicated to providing opportunities for friendship and personal development. We actively engage in philanthropic and community service projects in the greater Zurich region, throughout Switzerland and in the larger global community.

The AWCZ Clubhouse, centrally located in Zurich, is the venue for many of the Club's activities, including monthly coffee mornings, seminars and workshops, hobby groups and cooking classes. Space in our Clubhouse is available for hosting for private events, parties and art exhibitions.

The AWCZ is a founding member of the Federation of American Women's Clubs Oversees (FAWCO), a nonprofit, UN-accredited organization that promotes the interests of American citizens living abroad and contributes to the global community through development grants, educational awards and support for disaster relief funds.

For more information about the 2011 Living in Zurich© program or the American Women's Club of Zurich, please visit:,  or email  or call us at: +41 44 240 44 55.


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