Located in the heart of Europe, Switzerland offers some of the world's most beautiful landscapes with an eclectic cultural heritage. In 2016, Switzerland was ranked the 7th safest country in the world in the Global Peace Index. For students and concerned family, Switzerland is an ideal location to combine higher education with a variety of lifestyle options.                    

Easy access to the heart of Europe

Switzerland offers an efficient network of train connections with links to major Swiss cities such as Zurich, Lucerne, Bern, Lausanne and Geneva in under 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 a weekend trip or school breaks, it is easy to find cheap flights to European hotspots. 

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.

Winter activities

With nearly 200 winter sports resorts across Switzerland, there are plenty of activities to keep you busy. Plus, there's always the après-ski   to be enjoy afterwards!

  • Skiing
  • Tobogganing
  • Skating
  • Hockey
  • Ice climbing
  • Mountaineering

Summer activities

The mountainous regions are beautiful and perfect for outdoor adventures. There are many hiking and biking trails as well as:

  • Mountain biking
  • River rafting
  • Sailing
  • Water-skiing
  • Golf
  • Horseback riding
  • Paragliding