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Going to live abroad

Whether your journey is for study, work or volunteering in another country, you will need a place to stay during that time. Find what you will need to do and how to look for accommodation during your time abroad.

Your Europe gives you all the information you need about your rights and duties when living in a different country. If you are studying, working or still looking for a job, there are things you need to do when you move to a different country. If you are moving away from Switzerland, check the Tips of the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs, while if you are coming to Switzerland, have a look at Swiss World for more informations about the country.


Where and how you look for a place to live depends a lot on the country and city you move to, so it's important to get local information. Do not hesitate to get in touch with the Eurodesk in your country of destination for further local support. When you live abroad, it's also important to contact the local embassy of your country, as they can help you out as well.


Expats Communities

You would probably not be the only foreigner living in your new city. There are several expatriates' groups around the world that can help you find accommodation, jobs, furniture, events and many useful tips.

  • Just Landed: choose a country and you will be connected with other expats and find what you need to live abroad.
  • Expatriates.com: check out the ads for your city or region or post your own ad.
  • InterNations: find other expatriates in more than 390 cities worldwide. Get tips, help get together offline at the monthly events and activities.
  • Xpat Xchange: gives lots of information about life for Expats in Switzerland


You can also find many other communities like the ones on Facebook, just search for the city you are moving to.

publicēts: P., 05/05/2014 - 16:55

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