Located in the heart of Europe, Switzerland offers some of the world’s finest landscapes and the cultural heritage of a multilingual population. Switzerland is a safe and friendly country, making it an easy place for students to combine study with the discovery of the culture and people of this beautiful country.
Switzerland’s infrastructure is one of the world’s most developed and the country has a long tradition in hospitality and hotel management enabling students to learn directly from the source of that tradition.
The lifestyle in Switzerland is of an exceptional quality and with an infrastructure that makes student life a fantastic experience. Switzerland offers a vast range of cultural and sporting activities and is the perfect base from which to explore Europe.
Switzerland offers an efficient network of train connections and links to major Swiss cities such as Zurich, Lucerne, Bern, Lausanne and Geneva all take less than three hours. There are three major international airports in Switzerland: Geneva, Zurich and Basel. Geneva and Zurich airports have their own railway stations offering regular service. For weekend or school breaks, you can easily fly within Europe at a low cost.
Tourism is a very important economic activity in Switzerland. The country welcomes tourists from all over the world who come to experience its mountains, traditional chocolate and Swiss luxury watches.
Culture and Leisure
Switzerland’s mountains, valleys, lakes and glaciers offer students year-round opportunities for individual and team outdoor activities. World-renowned exhibitions such as the Geneva motor show and festivals take place throughout the calendar year satisfying all cultural tastes in music from pop to jazz to classical. In short, Switzerland offers an extensive range of sporting and cultural activities.
Although Switzerland is known as an all-seasons tourist paradise but, it is really during the winter months that the country offers a truly breathless array of delights. From December until April, Switzerland provides the best opportunities for winter sports in the world. There are numerous world-class ski resorts such as Gstaad, Verbier, Zermatt and St. Moritz, many of which are located close to the schools and are easily accessible by public transport. In general, there is something for every taste including:
- Ice climbing
The mountainous regions are beautiful and perfect for outdoor adventures. There are many hiking and biking trails and other activities include:
- Mountain biking
- River rafting
- Horseback riding
Summer skiing is also available and very popular, so real ski enthusiasts can quench their desire to ski twelve months a year on the glaciers in Saas-Fee and Zermatt.