Courses and events
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.
Every Sunday at 11am
Paradeplatz (in front of Credit Suisse)
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.
Information and Tips for Apartment-Hunting
How to find and keep an apartment
- How do I search for an apartment in the city of Zurich?
- What are preconditions for different housing options, as for example cooperatives, etc.?
- What do I need to know about tenancy law?
Specialists from Domicil Foundation and Caritas Zürich will inform in German, Farsi, Arabic and English.
Thursday, September 5th 2019, 7 - 9 p.m.
The tours are free of charge and no registration is needed.
Info tour «Cheap living in Zurich»
What is KulturLegi? What do I need to do receive a KulturLegi? How can I benefit from additional offers in Zurich and save money?
The tour covers various locations: KulturLegi Canton Zurich, Caritas food market and second-hand shop netto.
The tour is in German, but there are people who can translate into Albanian, Arabian, English, French, Italian, Kurdish, Romany, Spanish and Turkish.
- Thursday, 3rd October 2019
The events take place at 5 - 7 p.m.
KulturLegi Canton Zurich
The tours are free of charge end no registration is needed.
Info tour «How to find a job in Zurich»
Offered by Caritas 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 takes us to various stops:
- SAH Zürich impuls – Die Fachstelle rund um die Arbeit
- Schreibdienst Stadt Zürich
- LernLokal Caritas Zürich
You will gain insight into interesting advice and support offers. In addition, you will learn where to get useful help on your individual questions around the topics job search, application and employment law.
The tour takes place in German. There will be people on site who can translate into Albanian, Arabic, English, French, Italian, Spanish and Tigrinya.
Tuesday, October 22nd 2019, 9 - 11 am.
SAH Zürich impuls
The tour is free of charge. Please register here or by phone (044 366 68 83)
In Zurich because of love
Information events for newcomers in family reunification and binational couples
Monday, 28 October 2019, 19:00 - 21:30
Migrating because of love: Wishes and reality
Wednesday, 6 November 2019, 19:00 - 21:30
Stay tuned! Job search and career development
(Please note: This event will be held both in English and German and is taking place at the «Laufbahnzentrum», Konradstrasse 58, 8005 Zurich)
Tuesday, 12 November 2019, 19:00 - 21:00
Legal aspects of marriage
Monday, 18 November 2019, 19:00 - 21:00
Living as couple or family in expensive Zurich
Monday, 25 November 2019, 19:00 - 21:00
Love and the Swiss Law on Foreign Nationals
All information events will be held in German with translation into English, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish.
City hall (Stadthaus)
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
- Wednesday, 20 November
- Tuesday 26 November
The events take place at 7 - 9.30 p.m.
City Hall Zurich
Music Hall (Musiksaal), 3rd floor
This event is designed for newcomers who have been living in the city of Zurich six months or less.
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.
4 march 2020
Wednesdays from 8:45 to 11:15
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.