Whether you're already living or working in Switzerland or just thinking about it - this is THE BOOK for you. Forget about those glossy guide books, excellent though they are for tourists; this book was written especially with you in mind and is worth its weight in Emmental cheese (and not just the holes!). Furthermore, this fully revised and updated 15th edition is printed in colour. Living and Working in Switzerland has been written to meet the needs of anyone wishing to know the essentials of Swiss life - however long your intended stay, you'll find the information contained in this book invaluable. In contrast to the wealth of information provided by Switzerland Tourism, reliable and up-to-date information specifically intended for foreigners living and working in Switzerland isn't so easy to find - particularly in English. Our aim in publishing this book was to help fill this void and provide the comprehensive, practical information necessary for a relatively trouble-free life. You may have visited Switzerland as a tourist, but living and working there's a different matter altogether.
Adjusting to a different environment and culture and making a home in any foreign country can be a traumatic and stressful experience - and Switzerland is no exception. Living and Working in Switzerland is a comprehensive handbook on a wide range of everyday subjects and represents the most up-to-date source of general information available to foreigners in Switzerland. It isn't, however, simply a catalogue of dry facts and figures, but a practical and entertaining look at life. Adjusting to life in a new country is a continuous process, and although this book will help reduce your novice phase and minimise the frustrations, it doesn't contain all the answers (most of us don't even know the right questions to ask!). What it will do, however. is help you make informed decisions and calculated judgements, instead of uneducated guesses and costly mistakes. Most importantly, it will help save you time, trouble and money, and repay your investment many times over. Although you may find some of the information a bit daunting, don't be discouraged. Most problems occur only once and fade into insignificance after a short time (as you face the next half a dozen - ).
Most foreigners in Switzerland would agree that, all things considered, they love living there. A period spent in Switzerland is a wonderful way to enrich your life, broaden your horizons, and, with any luck (and some hard work) you may even make your fortune. I trust this book will help you avoid the pitfalls of life in Switzerland and smooth your way to a happy and rewarding future in your new home.
Publisher: City Books
Number of pages: 320
Weight: 631 g
Dimensions: 230 x 154 x 19 mm
'I cannot recommend this book highly enough for anyone contemplating a move to Switzerland. This book is the de facto bible for all expats here. Every time I meet other expats here, they ask me if I have this book!' (Reader) 'We would like to congratulate you on this work: it is really super! We hand it out to our expatriates and they read it with great interest and pleasure.' (ICI Switzerland, AG) 'A very good book which has answered so many questions and even some I hadn't thought of. I would certainly recommend it.' (Reader) 'The ultimate reference book. Every subject imaginable is exhaustively explained in simple terms. An excellent introduction to Switzerland, which will enable you to enjoy all that this fine country has to offer and save you time and trouble in the process.' (American Club of Zurich) 'I'm most impressed. I'm just about to go and live and work in Switzerland. Since it is a regulated country, it is very helpful to have one source of information about what you need to do in order to get on. This book provides that information. It came top of the list of books to get, as recommended by my future co-workers.' (Reader) 'It's everything you always wanted to ask but didn't for fear of the contemptuous put-down. Its pages are stuffed with practical information on everyday subjects.' (Swiss News) 'A mine of information. I might have avoided some embarrassments and frights if I had read it prior to my first Swiss encounters. Deserves an honoured place on any newcomer's bookshelf.' (English Teachers Association, Switzerland) 'A concise, thorough account of the do's and don'ts for a foreigner in Switzerland. Crammed with useful information and lightened with humorous quips which make the facts more readable.' (American Citizens Abroad) 'This is a must read for anyone planning a long term visit to Switzerland. I have taken up an assignment for a period of 18 months and found this book very useful. It has eased my stress of visiting a new country for the first time. Highly recommended.' (Reader)