Resources for spouses

As a spouse of a new EPFL faculty member, the following entities may interest you and help you discover the EPFL/Lausanne area and develop your professional and non-professional network (please contact Nathalie Boder if you wish to register to any proposed event):

French Courses for Spouses (Centre de langues of EPFL)

Spouses are welcome to take part in the French courses of the EPFL Centre de langues (for a fee); more info here.

ACIDE (Association du corps intermédiaire de l’EPFL)

Welcome to International Spouses of ACIDE, a group of volunteers for and by international spouses and partners of PhD students and scientists at EPFL.ACIDE also provides French courses for international spouses and post-docs.

CVCI (Chambre vaudoise du commerce et de l’industrie)

For spouses of international employees, facilitating the integration into the local economy, providing a platform for sharing experiences and best practices – free of charge for EPFL faculty spouses (please specify):

Welcome Days and Reloc Coffees – informal, friendly events, welcome to newcomers and get them acquainted with the Lake Geneva region (various topics addressed).

IWC (International Women’s Club)

Lausanne’s English-speaking women’s club.