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6 reasons to move to sunny southern Switzerland

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If the relaxed Swiss way of life combined with a dose of Mediterranean culture appeals to you, then look no further than the Ticino canton.

Moving to Switzerland from US

Moving to Switzerland from the US? A little unsolicited advice

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Are you an American moving to Switzerland or Zurich? Expat blogger Kathy lists the things to think about before relocating to Switzerland from the USA.

tax evasion and tax avoidance

The grey area of 'legal' tax evasion and tax avoidance in Switzerland

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Swiss tax advisors promote 'legal' ways to evade taxes in Switzerland, but how far should they go in helping clients with tax evasion and tax avoidance?

Moving house in Switzerland

How to survive moving house in Switzerland

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How do you find a dream apartment in Switzerland? What do you need to know to get a lease and avoid the biggest rental mistakes? A Russian journalist who survived the experience offers advice on navigating the challenges.

Swiss citizenship benefits

Swiss citizenship benefits in the Trump era

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Steven Crump and his family have the opportunity to apply for Swiss citizenship – but, in deciding to do this, he wants to be clear he isn’t abandoning the US. It is possible to be both Swiss and American, he says.

The best places to live in the world – for your personality?

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Time to get out? Follow this guide to find the best place to live in the world for your personality and manners – the best places to live where you'd feel right at home.

23 signs you’ve turned into a 'serial expat'

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Several years later and you're still on the move abroad... are you addicted to expat life? If these telltale signs are true, it's time to admit you're a serial expat.

Live abroad

The effects – good and bad – of living abroad

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The expat lifestyle can be challenging on international families – but is that good or bad? Read why everyone should consider moving their family abroad.

Home exchange: Holiday heaven... or hell?

Home exchange: Holiday heaven... or hell?

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Home-exchange sites have been increasing in popularity, drawing people keen to taste life in another part of the world but not so keen to pay high hotel prices.

Move abroad with children

Geneva family diaries: Understanding coping mechanisms of expat kids

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The way children cope with moving abroad can range from anger and tantrums to silence or tears – but it's important not to not mislabel these emotions, says coach Tammy Furey.

Tips for the male accompanying spouse

What to do when you're the male trailing spouse

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Do you have your 'elevator speech' ready for the dreaded question: 'What do you do?'

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The easiest and cheapest languages to learn

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Learning a foreign language? Dutch, French, Spanish, German and Italian are the quickest languages to learn – but also among the most expensive per hour.

International schools

How do I choose a good international school?

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International education expert Kathleen Ralf shares 10 questions parents should ask to help them choose the best international school for their child.

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Study abroad for free

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Study abroad for free? It sounds too good to be true but this is now the reality in Germany and other European countries – even for foreigners. What's the catch?

Expat travel

Itchy Feet: The life of an expert expat

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You can spot an expert expat a mile away when they're in their national habitat of being 'anywhere new'.



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