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Are you new in Zurich? Welcome video

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00:19 Dear Sir or Madam

00:22 I am very pleased to welcome you

00:28 on behalf of the City of Zurich

00:31 Perhaps you have a new job in Zurich

00:35 perhaps you have started studying

00:38 or you have come to Zurich

00:40 because of your partner.

00:42 Whatever reasons have led you to Zurich:

00:46 you are now a "Zürcherin" or a "Zürcher".

00:50 We would have liked to welcome you personally

00:53 here in the City Hall.

00:55 Unfortunately, we are currently unable

00:59 to hold the welcome events due to the measures taken

01:02 to contain the corona virus.

01:04 To make your start and settling in

01:07 in your new environment easier,

01:09 our office of integration

01:12 offers a wide range of information events,

01:16 courses and personal advice.

01:20 I wish you a good start in our city

01:24 and hope that you will feel at home here as soon as possible.

01:30 You are new in Zurich

01:32 and probably have lots of questions.

01:35 Anyone who moves to a foreign city

01:37 must first get oriented and find their way around.

01:41 What is the best way to learn German quickly?

01:44 How does the school system work?

01:46 Which health insurance do I need?

01:49 Where can I get a parking permit for my car?

01:53 How do I dispose of rubbish?

01:56 How can I have an active social life?

02:00 The Zurich Integration Office is delighted to support you

02:07 in your search for answers to these numerous questions.

02:14 It is important to us that all city residents

02:20 can benefit equally from the services and offerings

02:24 of the city of Zurich.

02:26 Would you like to learn German

02:29 or improve your existing knowledge of it?

02:32 We can support you

02:34 in finding the most suitable course for you.

02:38 At our Welcome Desk in the Stadthaus,

02:42 we are available Monday to Thursday

02:46 from 14:00 to 18:00

02:49 for a brief consultation, free of charge.

02:52 Here we are happy to provide you with information

02:55 on other diverse topics, such as:

02:57 job search, recognition of foreign diplomas,

03:01 and social insurances,

03:03 or on how to make your search for a flat/apartment easier.

03:06 Come visit us!

03:07 We can also direct you to other offices and departments

03:11 that might have the information you need.

03:13 Or attend one of our information events,

03:16 offered in various languages.

03:18 Here you can learn more

03:20 about meaningful topics

03:22 that are important for your everyday life in Zurich.

03:27 Leisure time activities are also covered.

03:31 We would be delighted to recommend ways

03:34 to get to know people more quickly

03:36 or how to become involved as a volunteer.

03:40 In addition to this,

03:42 twice a year we run the course for women:

03:44 Daily Life in Zurich.

03:47 This course is offered in many different languages in parallel

03:51 and has childcare available

03:54 Please visit our Website.

03:57 Here you will find further information

04:02 in various languages on topics and events that are important to you.

On these pages you will find information about the city of Zurich and the Integration Office in English.

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