Americans in Switzerland: Darius Willis Coaches Bern’s Football Team

Darius Willis grew up in Indianapolis, Indiana and is the head coach of the Bern Grizzlies – the football team of Switzerland’s capital city. Surprised to find out that football is a thing in Switzerland? So were we! We talked to Darius about his love for American football and how the sport is becoming more ... Read More»

Joint Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) FAQ

The 2010 Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act, known as FATCA, created new reporting requirements for taxpayers with specified foreign assets. Visit the Joint Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) from the Department of the Treasury, the Department of State, the Internal Revenue Service, and the Social Security Administration for more information:  Read More»

Americans in Switzerland: Meet Sarah Charley

Since 2013 Sarah Charley has lived and worked in the Geneva area. Sarah is part of the CERN Press Office and manages the US CERN Communications and Media Relations. She is responsible for planning media visits for US journalists, coordinating US VIP visits with the CERN Protocol Office, working with US university press offices and ... Read More»

Americans in Switzerland: Meet Exchange Students from Massachusetts in Basel

When you experience a different culture through educational and cultural exchange you gain a deeper understanding of yourself and those around you—deepening your knowledge of foreign cultures and strengthening international relationships.  Leaving the familiar behind and plunging into the unknown shows a commitment to understanding other people and cultures; and a commitment to learning about ... Read More»

Americans in Switzerland: Dr. Arlie R. Hochschild, Professor of Sociology, Receives Honorary Degree from University of Lausanne

Dr. Arlie R. Hochschild has visited Switzerland many times for tourism, to speak in expert panels at the World Economic Forum, and most recently, to accept an honorary degree from the University of Lausanne. The U.S. Embassy could not pass up an opportunity to ask her a few questions about her life, work, and perspective ... Read More»

Americans in Switzerland: Sam Frank, Catering Ambassador McMullen’s Arrival Reception

U.S. Embassy Bern met with Sam Frank, who was in Switzerland for a week to visit the company he works for in the U.S., a Swiss cheese and sausage producer. On his first night in Bern he joined his employer on a catering job at a reception in honor of the arrival of U.S. Ambassador ... Read More»

Americans in Switzerland: Heather’s and Jonathan’s Creative Summer in Bern

Embassy Bern met with two American artists, Heather and Jonathan, to learn about how spending time in Switzerland, being immersed in a different landscape and culture, and exchanging ideas with strangers has impacted their creativity. What inspirations will they take back home? Read below. The two American artists visited Switzerland as artistic fellows with the ... Read More»

Americans in Switzerland: Meet Fulbright Specialist Adam Brown

Clinical psychologist Adam Brown was selected as a Fulbright Specialist to work with the Emergency Department at the University Hospital in Bern. We caught up with him to learn more about his experience here and with the program. Adam is an Associate Professor and the Sara Yates Exley Chair in Teaching Excellence in the Department ... Read More»

Americans in Switzerland: Meet Carly, Emma, Maria and Miro

Chargé d’Affaires Tara Feret Erath had the pleasure of meeting four American social entrepreneurs in Zurich and learning about their visit to Switzerland (photo from left to right: Emma, Carly, Chargé Erath, Miro, Maria). The four were in Switzerland to participate in the Global Youth Summit organized by the Swiss non-profit organization Global Changemakers. We interviewed ... Read More»
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