Getting to know your Community
Heathcare & Health Insurance
Switzerland makes private health insurance, not government (like in the UK) nor employer-sponsored insurance (like in the US), compulsory for all those living in the country. It follows that the 100-odd insurance providers within Switzerland are not legally allowed to refuse anyone coverage, not even non-residents or those with a history of chronic illness.
While in Switzerland, expats can count on receiving world-class treatment, but they can also count on shouldering the high costs of monthly premiums, co-pays and deductibles.
Social Activities & Dining
Switzerland is rich in the fine arts and sports and we can assist you in identifying what activities you need and suggesting a variety of alternatives. The Geneva, Switzerland restaurant scene is home to an elegant selection of Continental cuisines that reflect the cosmopolitan influences of this sophisticated Swiss city. From excellent preparations of French bistro fare to traditional Swiss specialties and more exotic Asian cuisine, delight in the tantalizing dining that is all around you in Geneva, Switzerland.
Expats need not be intimidated by this reputation for discreetness though, engaging in basic banking is extremely straight-forward, albeit, slightly more expensive for non-residents. For those foreigners planning to become more permanent or to start a business, there is also an assortment of investment banking and private banking options available.
Shopping & Attractions
A city of elegance and sophistication, the many fascinating landmarks, museums and attractions in Geneva speak to its unique history and cultural influences. From the charming natural beauty of Promenade Des Bastions to the history and prominence of the United Nations Office at Geneva and the International Red Cross and Cresent Museum, get to know more about some of the most popular places and events that grace Geneve, Switzerland.
Language Assistance – French & English
Should you require instruction in French, we have relationships with well-established teachers and schools.