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Hi All, I've been planning a move to Geneva/ Lausanne for a while now and hear that Lausanne has a great student and post grad scene and that Geneva has the international scene.


I’m in my late 30's (don’t know how that happened) by the way......and single and wondering if it will be difficult properly to integrate in either city. I’m an native English speaker and the plan will be to become fluent in French. I’ve just left a large international city that possibly wasn't the easiest to integrate in.


I love all sports and like to be social.


Are my concerns re: finding a new home in my late thirties valid??


Anyone have experinces of this ?


Libby


 

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Hi All, I've been planning a move to Geneva/ Lausanne for a while now and hear that Lausanne has a great student and post grad scene and that Geneva has the international scene.


I’m in my late 30's (don’t know how that happened) by the way......and single and wondering if it will be difficult properly to integrate in either city. I’m an native English speaker and the plan will be to become fluent in French. I’ve just left a large international city that possibly wasn't the easiest to integrate in.


I love all sports and like to be social.


Are my concerns re: finding a new home in my late thirties valid??


Anyone have experinces of this ?


Libby


 


Libby HAug 22, 2019 @ 17:57
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Hi Libby!


Geneva could be a great place for you. It has a vibrant international atmosphere with lots of expats, many of which are not so firmly rooted in the place, yet, though some will eventually stay here. French will certainly help integrate with the locals, but you can get by with English in the international community. There's lots to do, and you don't have to be extremely young to enjoy it.


I don't know much about Lausanne, but it is probably fair to say that young students have a stronger grip on that place... Though there are also people who study after having worked for some years already.


Sven

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Hi Libby!


Geneva could be a great place for you. It has a vibrant international atmosphere with lots of expats, many of which are not so firmly rooted in the place, yet, though some will eventually stay here. French will certainly help integrate with the locals, but you can get by with English in the international community. There's lots to do, and you don't have to be extremely young to enjoy it.


I don't know much about Lausanne, but it is probably fair to say that young students have a stronger grip on that place... Though there are also people who study after having worked for some years already.


Sven


Sven T, Aug 24, 2019 @ 10:14
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Ditto. There's a lot of single people in their 30-40s in Geneva, with foreigners making up 40% of the total population. At the beginning you can surely get away with speaking English, while studying French to become fluent.


Where were you living before?


> I’m in my late 30's (don’t know how that happened)


Late-30s is a perfectly valid age to change life.Thanks for the laugh, by the way :)

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Ditto. There's a lot of single people in their 30-40s in Geneva, with foreigners making up 40% of the total population. At the beginning you can surely get away with speaking English, while studying French to become fluent.


Where were you living before?


> I’m in my late 30's (don’t know how that happened)


Late-30s is a perfectly valid age to change life.Thanks for the laugh, by the way :)


TheOmegaMan, Aug 25, 2019 @ 12:51
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Thank you Guys, maybe I just needed a bit of reassurance.........


Well 30's are the new 20's and so on....ehhhh?

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Thank you Guys, maybe I just needed a bit of reassurance.........


Well 30's are the new 20's and so on....ehhhh?


Libby H, Aug 26, 2019 @ 15:10
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Hi Libby, 


I grew up in Geneva, moved to an international vibrant city for 7 years then returned and began working in my 20's. I am now also im my late 30's and can assure you Geneva has plenty of vibrant singles in their late 30's.


 


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Hi Libby, 


I grew up in Geneva, moved to an international vibrant city for 7 years then returned and began working in my 20's. I am now also im my late 30's and can assure you Geneva has plenty of vibrant singles in their late 30's.


 


:) 


Naomi M, Sep 27, 2019 @ 12:37
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Hi All, I've been planning a move to Geneva/ Lausanne for a while now and hear that Lausanne has a great student and post grad scene and that Geneva has the international scene.

I’m in my late 30's (don’t know how that happened) by the way......and single and wondering if it will be difficult properly to integrate in either city. I’m an native English speaker and the plan will be to become fluent in French. I’ve just left a large international city that possibly wasn't the easiest to integrate in.

I love all sports and like to be social.

Are my concerns re: finding a new home in my late thirties valid??

Anyone have experinces of this ?

Libby

 


Aug 22, 19 17:57

First of all, welcome to glocals, the right place to find things to do and people to meet which is quite simple if you check the “Groups” and “Members” tabs.  There’s plenty of choice including a local Irish Association and the very popular Irish pubs.  I don’t think you’ll be lonely for long.


All the best, Ritchie

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First of all, welcome to glocals, the right place to find things to do and people to meet which is quite simple if you check the “Groups” and “Members” tabs.  There’s plenty of choice including a local Irish Association and the very popular Irish pubs.  I don’t think you’ll be lonely for long.


All the best, Ritchie


Ritchie, Sep 27, 2019 @ 14:23
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Thanks Naomi, I wish you the best on settling back home Laughing

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Thanks Naomi, I wish you the best on settling back home Laughing


Libby H, Sep 28, 2019 @ 14:38
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Hi there,moving to a new city is always a hard challenge,but try to get out there  and it will feel like home in no time.


Best regards 


Ivel

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Hi there,moving to a new city is always a hard challenge,but try to get out there  and it will feel like home in no time.


Best regards 


Ivel


Ivel Yordanov, Oct 9, 2019 @ 00:37
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