How It Works

Moving abroad is hard. We at Indigen believe that human connection can make all the difference. Our concept is simple but powerful: we connect newcomers to established expats and locals to help navigate the challenges of an international move.

Join Indigen

Let's get to know each other!  Fill out a short online form so that we can get to know you better, then join our online network and start getting involved in our community!  While we work to find you a partner, you can ask questions and share information on our customized online platform.


Meet your match

Personal connection makes all the difference. Once you've told us about yourself, we can start to find your match.  Compatibility is important to us and we aim to pair Newcomers with Local Guides who share similar life situations and interests.   


Get to know Basel

Need an electrician? Can't figure out the recycling system? The first three months of the match will focus on helping Newcomers settle.  Local Guides will be available to answer basic questions about life in Basel and help Newcomers sort out all the confusion that comes with a big move.  Local Guides will also meet with Newcomers so that they can ask questions in person and start to experience the more social side of Basel.


Get to love Basel!

There is so much to discover and enjoy in Basel! Once Newcomers are feeling more settled, Local Guides can help connect them to activities and clubs.  Want to go dancing? Looking for a yoga class?  Looking for a great playground or want to go for a hike?  Our Local Guides are here to help Newcomers find their way, build their community and come to love Basel - just like we do!


We want your feedback and need it to grow! As part of the Pilot, we'll check in regularly with Newcomers and Local Guides to see how things are going.  We are excited to partner with you on this project and want to make it the best it can be, not only for your benefit, but also for the future of the Indigen community -  so let us know what you think!   

Tell us what you think!


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