Switzerland’s foreign population

Made redundant I’m an expat and I lost my job. What now?

Losing a job is difficult enough, but when it happens in a foreign country, it can be devastating.

Paradise lost? Switzerland named among biggest losers in expat survey

Switzerland is now the 44th best country to live as an expat, according to a survey which highlights the cold realities of life in the Alpine nation. 

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Fitting in

Refugee integration Solomon wants to start a new life

Like many refugees in Switzerland, Solomon Aklilu hasn’t got a job. But thanks to a government program, he can now do an internship and attend school.

Cheesed off Trilingual Brit denied Swiss citizenship for not knowing origins of raclette

David Lewis, who now runs a café in Zurich, was denied the red passport because he didn’t know which canton the melted cheese speciality came from.

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Podcast Art bridges the Alps and Afghanistan

For years, few people in an Alpine village understood what being thousands of miles from home meant to the Afghani asylum seekers in their midst.

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Profiles of foreigners in Switzerland

Americans in Switzerland Jazz singer gives Swiss reason to smile

Bernita Bush has been making the Swiss smile for nearly 40 years, whether promoting oral hygiene or putting on a show.

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Points of view

Point of view Opportunity knocks for Switzerland in the US

US President Donald Trump prefers bilateral agreements to multilateral ones. For Switzerland, this signifies an opportunity – but also uncertainty.

Opinion You have your Swiss degree – now what?

How do foreign graduates from Swiss universities find jobs? Fungai Mettler from Zimbabwe gives tips on attracting employers' attention.

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