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Course for Women - Daily Life in Zurich

This integration course provides women with an introduction to the cultural and historical aspects, as well as the political system of the city. Practical issues such as community life, insurances, job market, health and school system will also be addressed in order to enable participants to cope with daily life in Zurich more easily. In addition, it is a good opportunity to make new contacts. Child care will be provided.

Course start:
26 august 2020

Wednesdays from 8:45 to 11:15

Registration for the course «Daily Life in Zurich»

Course programme

Info-Tour «Living on a low budget in Zurich»

What is KulturLegi? What do I need to do to receive a KulturLegi? How can I benefit from additional offers in Zurich and save money?

The tour covers various locations: KulturLegi Kanton Zürich, Caritas-Markt and Caritas Secondhand. At these different locations, you can find out more about the offers of Caritas Zurich, receive assistance in filling out the application form for the KulturLegi as well as gain helpful tips for saving money and other concrete assistance.

Upcoming dates:

  • Thursday, 10th September 2020 (Translation in Arabic, Kurdish, Tigrinya and Turkish available)

5 - 7 p.m.

KulturLegi Kanton Zürich
Reitergasse 1
8004 Zurich

This event is only for residents of the City of Zurich and free of charge. No registration necessary.

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Info «How to find an apartment»

Informations about finding an apartment in Zurich:

How do I search for an apartment in the city of Zurich? What are the requirements for different housing options, as for example cooperatives, etc.? What do I need to know about tenancy law?

Upcoming dates:

  • Tuesday, 15th September 2020 (with translation into Arabic, Kurdish, Tigrinya and Turkish )

7 - 9 p.m.

Caritas Zürich
Beckenhofstrasse 16
8006 Zurich

This event is only for residents of the City of Zurich and free of charge. No registration necessary.

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Useful information in English for new residents

Information event for newcomers on the following subjects:

  • Zurich – who lives here, who are the «Zurichers»?
  • Employment, Job search
  • Living in Zurich, useful things to know for your daily life (taxes, social security, health, public transport, waste disposal etc.)
  • Leisure time activities
  • Learning German

Upcoming dates:

  • Thursday, 24 September 2020
  • Wednesday, 11 November 2020
  • Wednesday, 25 November 2020

The events take place at 7 - 9.30 p.m.

City Hall Zurich
Music Hall (Musiksaal), 3rd floor
Stadthausquai 17
8001 Zurich

This event is designed for newcomers who have been living in the city of Zurich six months or less.

Registration for the information evening «Living and Working in Zurich»

Flyer «Living and working in Zurich»

Caritas Info Event «How to find a job in Zurich»

Are you looking for a job? Do you feel insecure about using a computer and writing an application in German? Do you need assistance creating your job application?

The tour covers various locations and you will gain insight into interesting advice and support offers and learn where to get useful help on your individual questions around the topics job search, application and employment law.

Upcoming dates:

  • Tuesday, 20th October 2020 (Translation in Albanian, French, Italian, Portuguese and Spanish available)

8.45–11.00 a.m.

Schreibdienst Stadt Zürich
Sozialzentrum Helvetiaplatz
Molkenstr. 5/9
8004 Zurich 
(6th floor)

This event is only for residents of the City of Zurich and free of charge. For information and registration, please contact: or 044 366 68 83

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Caritas Info Event «Learn how to access the job market»

What are the requirements in the Swiss working environment? What are the possibilities and the ways to enter the job market? Where can I get support?

We will visit the career centre Stadt Zürich Laufbahnzentrum, where you will learn more about the Swiss education system and receive information about career entry and possible fields of work. Ask your individual questions regarding training and further education opportunities, search for employment as well as recognition of diplomas.

Upcoming dates:

  • Thursday, 5th of November 2020 (with translation into Albanian, French, Italian, Portuguese and Spanish)

2 - 4 p.m.

Stadt Zürich Laufbahnzentrum (City of Zurich Careers Centre)
Konradstrasse 58
8005 Zürich

This event is only for residents of the City of Zurich and free of charge. For information and registration, please contact: or 044 366 68 83

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Free Walk: New in Zurich Tour

An informative and entertaining tour with all you need to know plus insider information about Zurich. Get acquainted with Zurich's culture and life, learn what is important when living in Zurich. Meet and chat with other newcomers, learn about taxes, the political system, recycling, cultural specificities, services offered by the city of Zurich and try some basic words in Swiss German.

Upcoming dates:
Every Sunday at 11am

Meeting point:
Paradeplatz (in front of Credit Suisse)

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Free Walk Switzerland is a not-for-profit association that is offering guided tours on a tip-basis. This tour is supported by the City of Zurich and therefore no tip is expected. 

More courses and events

The Integration Office of Zurich offers courses, information and other events for the city's foreign population in different languages and is planning to extend this offer in the future. All courses and events in English will be published on this website. A overview of all the events in various languages can be found here.

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