Welcome programme

You are working for an international organisation, governmental or non-governmental, a diplomatic mission, a consulate general or a multinational corporation, you are a PhD student or a professor at the Cantonal Hospital or at the University and you have just arrived in Geneva, 

The Newcomer's Network can help you and your family !

Run by a group of  'Fondation pour Genève' volunteer members,  the Newcomer Network offers various activities which will enable you to  discover Geneva and its surroundings, and  give you an opportunity of making local friends. These activities are usually totally free.

  • Holders of legitimation card: We will send you the Newcomer Network programme. If you are interested in receiving invitations for any of the activities, simply fill in and return the registration form.
  • Multinational corporations: In order to receive the welcome programme for newcomers and the registration form, please contact us directly at:
  • PhD students or professors: we thank PhD students or professors from HUG or UNIGE to kindly contact us in order to receive the program and registration form by email at: network.cagi@etat.ge.ch

Welcome line

A welcome telephone call to introduce the Geneva Welcome Centre, its services and programs and to help you upon arrival.

Lunchtime conferences

Subjects on cultural and social life in Geneva, followed by an informal sandwich luncheon

Discover Geneva and the lemanic region

Only for newcomers
A programme proposing visits of communes,specific neighbourhoods in Geneva, important places in the Lemanic region, local institutions and giving the opportunity of participating in local events.

Conversation Exchange Program (bel)

Open to all
Take advantage of the cultural diversity provided by the numerous nationalities to practice and improve your knowledge of another language in exchange of your own mothertongue.

More here and registration form...

La Pastorale Maison de Maitre
Newcomers Network Service
La Pastorale "La Maison de Maître"
106, Route de Ferney
1202 Genève
✆ +41 22 546 14 26
Opening hours 
Monday to Friday
from 9 am to 12 am /  from 2 pm to 5 pm
Public transport (TPG)
line 5, stop Intercontinental
location map
No parking places at La Pastorale