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Travel Forums Introductions Hello from another newcomer!

1. Posted by rhotchkiss (Budding Member 22 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!


My name is Rachel, and I'm currently hailing from a small town in Georgia, US. I joined this site because I'm moving to Lausanne, Switzerland in September. So far there seems to be a ton of great resources here - I think I found the only travel site I need!

I'm going to be there for 10 months, at least, studying at the university there. I'm in my third year of college here, studying English Literature and French. I have been to England, France, Canada, and Belize, but cannot WAIT to do a lot more travel once I have my European base!!! Please let me know the must see sites that would be easy access for me...I'm welcome to any suggestions. ;)

Besides travelling, I love writing, indie rock, foreign films, and cooking. I am soooo happy to get out of the US. I have been frustrated with our government (& countless other aspects of my country) for awhile now, and I think it will be refreshing to get away from all the American hoopla.

I look forward to getting to know all of you!!


P.S. I'm moving alone so any tips on that or studying abroad would be well appreciated!

2. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

Hi Rachel!

Welcome to TP!!!

I know of several members who are studying "abroad' somewhere. One member from Germany spent a semester (or more) in Spain and is now spending a year in OZ. Another from the UK will be in South America for awhile. But, there many, many more too. TP is a great place to gather information, and meet new people, while you prepare for your move.

Good luck with Uni and enjoy the adventure!!! ;)

3. Posted by mikeyBoab (Travel Guru 5077 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

Hi Rachel,

welcome to TP. You're right, this site is invaluable.

One tip for living alone - do your laundry regularly. It's amazing how quickly you can run out of socks.

Enjoy Switzerland.


4. Posted by Jennifer G (Budding Member 725 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

Hello Rachel,

Welcome to TP!! Hope u will enjoy it as much as i do

5. Posted by mikeyBoab (Travel Guru 5077 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

Oh and if you run out of money, a carrot, onion and potato in chicken stock makes great soup ;)