Expat groups in Geneva

Expat groups in Geneva

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Expatica’s selection of expat groups in Geneva, Lausanne and Nyon.

Below you find our selection of expat groups in Basel (in alphabetical order). Should you wish to add a an expat group, please feel free to contact us or add your group to our A-Z Listings.

American Citizen's Abroad

Non-profit, non-partisan, non-governmental association dedicated to serving and defending the interests of individual US citizens living worldwide. Headquarters are located in Geneva, with members worldwide.

American International Club of Geneva
A place to meet people, make friends and take part in a wide range of social and business activities.

American Women’s Club of Basel
The American Women’s Club (AWC) of Basel is a nonprofit social and philanthropic organization. It is a group of women of very diverse backgrounds, interests, and ages – but all with a connection to the USA.

American Women's Club of Lausanne
The AWCL was created in 1968 for women of all nationalities to meet and take part in social, cultural and sporting activities. Offices open Monday, 14:00-16:00 and Tuesday to Friday from 09:00-11:00. At 6 Avenue Eglantine, 1006 Lausanne.

British Resident's Association of Switzerland
Association providing information, advice and assistance to its members and promoting friendship with the Swiss.

Career Women's Forum
The CWF is a Geneva-based association that promotes the professional advancement of
women through quality networking of its members. Regular programme of luncheons with
speakers and other events.

Culture Langue
Association whose aim is to generate interest among different European cultures. Many activities are organised, mum and toddler groups, cultural visits, walks.

Association for the integration of homosexuals, bisexuals and transssexuals organising many social events.

English Speakers Association of Haute Savoie
Association for English speaking expatriates and locals in Haute Savoie. Outings, English for kids, sports activities and fund raising events organised.


The English Speaking & Anglo-Swiss Club of Lausanne (ES&ASC) is a social club, devoted to having fun, whilst sharing a common language: English. Everyone is welcome to join the ES&ASC - irrespective of nationality or mother tongue.


Federation of Anglo-Swiss Clubs Geneva
The Anglo Swiss Club of Geneva organises a variety of cultural, recreational and social events, including talks by people from the UK or Switzerland.

Geneva Amateur Operatic Society
English speaking amateur musical society with 3 to 4 major productions each year.

Geneva Area Pond Club
Founded by Americans living in Switzerland, the club organises informal meetings on the first Sunday of every month. Discussions are in English and French.

Geneva Asia Society
A network of individual as well as institutional members for exchanging views and knowledge on Asia, ranging from arts and culture to business opportunities, politics and diplomacy.

Geneva English Drama Society
English-speaking amateur theatre group. Three stage plays each season and fortnightly staged playreadings. Also workshops and social events.

Geneva Irish Association

Non-political and non-profit organisation with the aim to promote Irish social and cultural activities and encourage understanding of Irish culture in Switzerland.

Geneva Women in International Trade (GWIT)

A business, social and international network offering a wide range of professional networking opportunities.

Geneva Writers' Group
Non profit association bringing together over 100 English-language writers from 26 countries. Its objective is to encourage all forms of creative writing in English.


A community for expats and locals in Geneva, Lausanne, Bern, Zurich and Basel. A good way to get information, join activities and meet people.

Indian Association of Geneva (IAG)
The IAG was established in 1947 and is now the largest Indian Association in Switzerland. They organise cultural programmes and social activities to mark important festivals and raise funds for charitable and humanitarian causes.

International Club of Lausanne
Club bringing together multinational men and women to share social and cultural interests in the Nyon, Lausanne and Montreux area.

International Women's Club of Nyon

The purpose of the club is to promote friendly contacts among women of all nationalities through multiple activities, and to help facilitate the integration of newcomers.

LiNK- The Aupair Connection
A twice monthly group for au-pairs in the Lake Geneva region to come and meet. All nationalities welcome.

Organization of Women in International Trade (OWIT)
Helps to foster international trade and the advancement of women in business.


Non profit group whose aim is to bring expats and locals together by organising parties, events, adventure trips and other activities in the Geneva area.

Sugar and Spice
Private dinners organised to meet other gay women of all nationalities, aged 35+, singles or couples.

The Reading Society

With over 300,000 books, including a selection of books and magazines in English. They also organise conferences and lunch debates.

The Village Players
English-language theatre group in Lausanne. Two theatrical productions a year for the public in venues in the Lausanne area.

Toasmasters of Basel
Since 1924, Toastmasters International has helped millions of men and women become more confident in front of an audience. Their network of clubs and their learn-by-doing program are sure to help you become a better speaker and leader.

www.meetnewface.com organizes or informs you about events to meet the newcomers of Geneva. Events include for instance, after work parties, guided tours of Geneva, dating parties, ladies nights, and more.



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Readers' recommendations

  • International Women's Club of Nyon - www.iwcn.ch 
  • Moms-in-Vaud Social Network and Parenting Community  - www.moms-in-vaud.com
  • The American International Women's Club of Geneva - AIWC



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  • Michelle posted:

    on 2nd November 2012, 17:41:00 - Reply

    There are some groups missing from this list, which should actually be titled Geneva and Vaud.

    www.iwcn.ch - International Women's Club of Nyon
    www.moms-in-vaud - Moms-in-Vaud Social Network and Parenting Community

    There is also an AIWC in Geneva, the American International Women's Club of Geneva.