Making Switzerland home

Expat, immigrant, foreigner: Whatever you call yourself, you’re in good company. One in four people living in Switzerland is not Swiss. How do you fit into the local landscape – and do you necessarily want or need to?

Profiles of foreigners in Switzerland

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Switzerland’s foreign population

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Fitting in

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Points of view

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‘Together’ Quiz app decodes daily life in Switzerland

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Expat life The Swiss are a ‘hard nut to crack’

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National reputation Expats rate Uganda more attractive than Switzerland

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Switzerland: How To Time to deepen your Swiss knowledge?

What do you know about Switzerland? More than mountains and lakes? swissinfo.ch offers a dedicated platform to deepen your knowledge of the country.

in depth Extraordinary expats

Switzerland has been home to a number of international writers, actors, musicians, intellectuals and other notable people.