Dealing with cultural diversity, the Swiss way

Dealing with cultural diversity, the Swiss way

Switzerland is a very diverse country with four national languages: German, French, Italian and Romansh. The Swiss also share their border with five countries: Germany, France, Italy, Austria and Liechtenstein. And out of all the people living in Switzerland, 25% don't have a Swiss passport.

So how does this work? How do the Swiss communicate and how do they all get along with each other?

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Notes on this episode of Swiss and Chips: Your British Guide to Switzerland

  • Marco's post in our Facebook Group that started off this discussion
  • What makes Switzerland so diverse?
  • What do the Swiss think about each other, their neighbours, other villages, cantons or countries?
  • How do the Swiss communicate with each other if they don't speak the same language?
  • How is the high percentage of foreign nationals living here handled?

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