CultureShock! Switzerland is your companion to settling down in the land best-known for watches, chocolates and the Swiss Army knife. Despite its small size, Switzerland has a rich geographical landscape, and holds a unique position in history by virtue of its location and neutral political stand. Discover why there is more than one national language to accommodate the different cultural and ethnic groups, and why the Swiss identify closely with the canton (province) in which they live. From dealing with the authorities on tax and immigration issues to appreciating the food, culture and recreation, this book provides the practical information you will need. Let CultureShock! Switzerland help you get the most out of your stay and make it a fun, fruitful experience.