With four official languages, two of Europe’s top ranking universities and a standard of living that is second to none, it’s easy to see why Switzerland is a popular study abroad destination.
Switzerland’s high degree of cultural diversity manifests in its four official languages: German, French, Italian and Romansh. Its three main regions have distinct cultures, traditions and cuisines, making residence in Switzerland a fascinating cross-cultural experience - the 44,500 international students currently studying in Switzerland also contribute to its multicultural atmosphere.
Despite their small size, Swiss cities are clean, beautiful and well-organised. Most Swiss locals are fluent in English, making local life accessible to you regardless of your language proficiency. You’ll be able to enjoy year-round urban cultural events including festivals, exhibitions and concerts, enriching your study abroad experience. Switzerland’s high standard of life manifests itself in its multitude of cutting edge technological developments, high ranking academic institutions and stable infrastructure.
Switzerland also boasts picture-perfect scenery, from the slopes of the Alps to blue lakes to scenic villages. Switzerland’s natural beauty is sure to captivate you, and its varied landscape also allows for a variety of athletics and outdoor adventures in both summer and winter - if you love skiing or snowboarding, Switzerland is the place for you!