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Our bloggers will be writing about Swiss university life from an Indian perspective. 

They will share in their own words the joys, challenges and realities of being an international student in Switzerland. The blog posts will cover a wide range of topics like securing admission, cultural differences, part-time work, leisure pursuits and living on a tight budget.

Current bloggers

(Daniel Rihs / Swissinfo)

Hi! My name is Shubhangi. I moved to Switzerland last September to pursue my Masters in Physics at ETH Zürich. Apart from studying the laws of nature, I enjoy capturing the small, colourful moments of life. My passions are travel and photography.

If you're new to Switzerland, or have plans to study here, or want to follow my journey then stay tuned!

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(Daniel Rihs / Swissinfo)

Vanakam (வணக்கம்)! I'm Arasan. A bachelor’s in business administration followed by a corporate stint at a bank didn’t appease me. I tumbled into Switzerland a year ago to pursue a master’s in banking and finance at Hochschule Luzernexternal link. When not juggling numbers, I perform culinary experiments. Books are my best buddies and I am an avid traveller who loves exploring off beat locations in unconventional ways.  

Let’s take this ride together. Post your questions, comments, criticisms and fan messages on our dedicated Facebook groupexternal link.  

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Former bloggers


I am Devendra, an Indian Masters student at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich (ETHZ). I am an engineer by education but my love for travelling is my passion.  

I moved to Switzerland in February 2018 from Pune, India. Fast forward a few months, and here we are! As a foreigner, especially an Indian student, at the beginning, everything felt different. It was a very different culture than mine but slowly and steadily, I got used to Swiss customs and a new language. After that the Alpine nation opened itself to me! 

I have got a unique set of experiences as an Indian student studying in Switzerland. I would be more than happy to share them with you!

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My name is Gaurav Singh and I am from Delhi, India. I am a student of Master of Science in Statistics at the University of Neuchâtel and have been living in Switzerland for two and a half years. As the only Indian my class, I was able to interact regularly with students from other countries including Switzerland, and that helped me to know more about them and their cultures.

I was also fortunate enough to spend a year living with a Swiss family as a paying guest. This gave me a unique insight into Swiss life that I wish to share with you.

As a foreigner in Switzerland, I also experienced some challenges that I had to overcome and some difficulties that seemed unsurmountable at the time. I aim to give you an honest picture of the realities of being an international student in Switzerland.

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