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Study Abroad in Switzerland

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If you have ever considered expanding your cultural horizons by learning English or by learning French, Switzerland should be one of the countries at the top of your list. Few countries around the world can boast the cultural wealth of Switzerland.

With four national languages including Swiss German, French, Romansch, and Italian, this mountainous European nation is just as wealthy in languages as it is in cultural diversity.

The cultural diversity of the nation is complemented by its dramatic landscapes covered with forests, lakes, and mountains along with historic castles and towns steeped in history.

Getting around Switzerland is easy with its modern and extensive public transportation network which unsurprisingly runs like clockwork. Students can easily explore the country that is known for its fine cheeses, chocolate, skiing, and spectacular mountain scenery aboard one of the many trains travelling frequently between the cities of Berne, Basel, Lugano, Lucerne, Geneva, and Zurich.

An Array of National Languages to make anyone Feel at Home

Students from North America will feel right at home in the country with its large English-speaking community.

As English is the language that unites this culturally and linguistically diverse country, it is widely spoken throughout. Switzerland has always enjoyed a reputation as being culturally tolerant and most situations can be handled in English.

The largest English speaking community can be found in the Lake Geneva area. But for those who are determined to immerse themselves in another language, there are plenty of opportunities all over the country including:

  • Italian, the third language of Switzerland and the Canton of Ticino uses it as the main language for its 300,000 inhabitants. The most popular place to learn Italian in Switzerland is in the town of Lugano. Resting on a lake and surrounded by mountains, it offers something for everyone. It’s located just 30 minutes from a popular ski resort and the Italian fashion capital of Milan.
  • German, spoken in Switzerland’s largest city, Zurich. It is the primary educational, cultural, and financial centre of the country. It is a picturesque city with cobbled streets and stunning views of the Swiss Alps. There is no shortage of places to enjoy culture and cuisine. Zurich enjoys one of the most advanced public transport systems offering seamless access to surrounding areas.
  • French, the second most used language in Switzerland and is predominantly spoken in Romandie, the Western region of Switzerland. Four Swiss Cantons including Geneva, Vaud, Lausanne, and Montreux are exclusively French speaking. The small town of Montreux on Lake Geneva is a popular place for students. It is highly accessible to the cities of Lausanne and Geneva which are less than an hour away.

Preparing for a Learning-Holiday in Switzerland

Aspiring students must be in possession of a valid passport and students from certain countries may be required to obtain a Swiss entry visa.

Student entry visas are available from the Swiss Consulate or Embassy in your home country upon receiving an acceptance letter from your chosen school.

The cost of living is high in Switzerland. The Worldwide Cost of Living Survey named Zurich and Geneva as the second and third most expensive cities in the world. A standard meal at McDonald’s will cost around $12 USD while a movie ticket will cost $18 USD.

English Schools in Switzerland

ProCamp, Swiss Language Camp

Why Switzerland?

  • The high quality of education is accessible all over the country with a large percentage of the student population being foreigners creating a culturally diverse and welcoming environment.
  • Being in the heart of Europe makes travel and exploration to surrounding regions relatively seamless with a minimum amount of time and travel required.
  • After a long day of classes, there is no shortage of cultural pursuits or outdoor adventures available in the cities. For those studying near the Alps, students can reward a week of studying with a weekend of skiing or snowboarding.
  • The cultural diversity enables students to meet a diverse range of people from all over the world enhancing one’s global outlook and politically neutral understanding of the world.

Learning English in becoming more and more important

We all want to have favorable future opportunities in our work, and knowing English can be an asset which will guarantee that you excel in a highly competitive work environment.

In order to learn English, there is nothing better than moving to one’s country of origin, and this is where All About Languages (www.allabout-languages.com) comes into play, we have fantastic partner schools in Switzerland that offers courses for one month with a native host family for low prices, a great place to study English!.

Read more about our English schools in Switzerland below, Study English in Switzerland now with All About Languages!

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