The Welcome Team is here to help new members successfully adjust to life in Switzerland. Arriving in a new country can be overwhelming, especially when the primary language may not be your own. We want you to feel at home at the AWCZ and in your new host country as soon as possible.
Our Neighborhood Meet-Ups is our way of reaching out to new members. This is a great way to meet members who live in your area and who can be a rich source of help and orientation. Once you are a registered member, you will be contacted by our Welcome Chair and/or your neighborhood hostess and receive an invitation to the next neighborhood meet up. It might be held at a local café, in a park, at a member’s home, or in a local restaurant. The sky is the limit! The main idea is to encourage conversation and friendships. We want to make Zurich feel like home.
If you have not been contacted by a neighborhood hostess, contact our Welcome Chair. Likewise, if you would like to assist the Welcome Team, contact us. Thus far, we have received the generous support of our members in Zurich center, Thalwil, Ruschlikon, Feldmeilen, Meilen, Herrliberg, Kusnacht, Horgen, and Oberrieden. If your area is missing and would like to help, please let us know.
Welcome Apéros is yet another way we reach out to our new members. To this end, we will organize an evening get together at a local Zurich social club every year. Watch for the announcements!