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STUDY HIGH SCHOOL SWITZERLAND

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STUDY HIGH SCHOOL SWITZERLAND

Destination facts

  • Good school system
  • Small and safe country
  • Multilingual
  • Placements in the German speaking part
  • European tour

Switzerland is a mix of different cultures and backgrounds. The nature offers beautiful lakes, mountains, forests and green areas. Distances are short, which means that students can make a day trip from their host family to anywhere in Switzerland by using the public transportation system.

Beautiful Switzerland is often associated with the snow-capped Alps, but there are also modern cities and a world-renowned production of watches. In Switzerland many languages are spoken, but students stay in the German-speaking part.

Switzerland is well-known for its high quality academic education and good school system. Exchange students are usually placed at a Gymnasium and host families are open-minded and have an active family life.

 

Language requirements

• 2 years German pre-knowledge

• Four official languages: German, Italian, French and Romansch.

 

Accommodation

• Host families live in rented apartments or houses. The mother is often housewife, works part-time.

• Two parents and one or two children.

 

Extras

End the year in Europe with a round tour

The European Tour makes the perfect end to your students’ exchange year in Europe. Come with us to the canals of Amsterdam and the Eiffel Tower in Paris. See the Brandenburger Tor in Berlin, the Rialto Bridge in Venice, the Charles Bridge in Prague and much, much more.

12 countries in 21 days. European Tour with exchange students from around the world visiting Copenhagen, Berlin, Prague, Vienna, Budapest, Venice, Zurich, Paris, Brussels and Amsterdam.

Map of European Tour route

Accommodation

The group will travel comfortably and safely in modern tourist coaches accompanied by our guides, and staying for the nights in hostels and hotels. This is a trip your students won’t want to miss!

 

Weekly schedule

Week 1
The group meets in Copenhagen, the beautiful Danish capital, where the journey starts. Here students meet their fellow travelers and get a briefing on the tour. We stay overnight in Copenhagen, where we will see the city sights and visit the famous Tivoli funfair. The next day we travel south through Denmark and towards the beautiful German capital of Berlin. After a full day’s sightseeing in Berlin, we continue west to Amsterdam in the Netherlands. On the way we will visit Sachsenhausen, a former Nazi concentration camp.

We will explore Amsterdam by bicycle, just like the natives do. We will cycle along the city’s many canals, then continue exploring on foot. After this, we continue south to the Belgian capital of Brussels. In Brussels we will visit a museum of famous Belgian cartoons including Tintin. Then we set off for our next stop, Paris. We stay in Paris for two days. We will spend the first day discovering the city’s many attractions, then spend the second day at fantastic Disneyland Paris.

Week 2
After two days in Paris, we head south-east through the Alps towards Geneva in Switzerland. After sightseeing in Geneva, where many UN offices are located, we continue to Italy. After spending a sunny day on the beaches in the resort of Lido di Jesolo, we will go on to Venice for sightseeing and, of course, a ride in one of the city’s famous gondolas.

Our tour continues north-east through Slovenia, where we visit the famous Postojna caves. Then we set off for the Hungarian capital of Budapest. There we will spend a day exploring the two halves of the city, Buda and Pest, on either side of the river Danube. In the evening we will watch a Hungarian folk dancing show.

Week 3
Our coach will now turn north towards Vienna, Austria’s majestic capital. Vienna is one of the capitals of classical music, so we will go to a concert on the first evening. On the second evening there is an optional visit to the opera. We will also visit the impressive Schönbrunn imperial palace with more than 1,000 rooms.

We then head north past the Slovakian capital of Bratislava towards Prague, capital of the Czech Republic and one of Europe’s most beautiful cities. Much of the city survived World War II intact. The castle and the old city center are extremely well preserved and of great interest. After this, we continue north towards Germany, where we stop in the old city of Dresden before returning to Copenhagen.