If you’ve already spent eight years as a career diplomat, you will surely find your way around Geneva pretty quickly. Fellow students will help of course and so will the activities and ideas posted by members of the glocals community. For housing offers, check the Classifieds every day and post an ad. of your own. The “Groups” and “Things to do” tabs will give you leads for leisure and sports opportunities, and the University’s own site will also provide further suggestions and pointers.
True, you may find some of the Genevans rather reserved at first but there are plenty of expats around who will be happy to share their solutions to this facet of Swiss life.
As Sheila commented, you sound a very positive person so it shouldn’t take you too long before you’ll be taking any local idiosyncrasies into your stride.
Best wishes, R.
May 17, 17 22:27