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Course «Daily Life in Zurich»

A course for women in English

Course instructors and participants discuss their experiences with the course in their own languages. Subtitles in English can be selected in the settings. (Film producer: Jinhee Kim)

A course for women in English

In the course "Daily Life in Zurich" you will learn important things about social, legal and cultural topics. Together with other women, you will discuss everyday issues and make new contacts. The course can serve as preparation for naturalization.

Course start dates

Beginning of September and beginning of March

With childcare

Course duration

15/16 modules, Wednesday mornings, 8:45–11:15

Course program

1.    Introduction and orientation in the city

2.    Society and diversity: reflections on your arrival in Switzerland

3.    Switzerland: Introduction to geography, history, and politics

4.    The canton and the city of Zurich: Politics, rights, and services

5.    A visit to the Stadthaus (City Hall)

6.    The school and education system in the canton of Zurich, compatibility of work and family life

7.    The Swiss education system and lifelong learning, vocational training, and studies

8.    Working in Switzerland, diploma recognition and job search

9.    Leisure time and opportunities for participation in Zurich: visit to a community center

10.    Social security in Switzerland / Social insurances

11.    Finances

12.    Home and neighborhood life

13.    The environment, waste, and recycling: An excursion

14.    Health and health insurance in Switzerland

15.    Historical tour through Zurich’s old city: Who were the most important women in Zurich’s history?

16.    Course evaluation and farewell celebration

Changes in the program are possible. 


CHF 60.- for the course and CHF 30.- for childcare for participants living in the city of Zurich

CHF 20.- for the course and CHF 10.- for childcare for participants living in the city of Zurich who have a Kulturlegi

CHF 320.- for the course and CHF 90.- for childcare for participants from outside of Zurich


Course insight

One participant created a report on the course Daily life in Zurich that took place online in spring 21:

Logging in to life in Zurich: migration in the midst of a pandemic 

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