Summer programs in Switzerland: 18 best courses for students

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Summer camps at Switzerland usually proud of its location. Beautiful nature are usually close summer camps and foreign students can enjoy views of mountains, lakes and visit popular cities. Each student is surrounding by special international student environment and a large variety of outdoor activities.

First of all Switzerland’s location in the center of Europe helps to learn about different cultures and study languages. Multicultural society (four official national languages) in addition to shared borders with some European countries helps foreign students develop their worldwide view. Close borders with France, Italy, Austria and Germany open chances to interesting excursions.

Switzerland's rivers, mountains and lakes offers students unlimited opportunities to engage with Nature and take part in outdoor activities. Sports activities are very popular. Among them are:

  • Hiking;
  • Rock climbing;
  • Сross-country running;
  • Canoeing;
  • Cycling;
  • Rafting.

International students will spend their time at Swiss camps with a heightened appreciation for the nature and a better understanding for what it takes to succeed in challenging environments. Also international students improve their abilities, learn or improve foreign languages and obtain new knowledge.

List of popular summer camps at Switzerland:

  • Summer Leadership Course in Lausanne - Collège Champittet:
    • Location: Lausanne, Lake Geneva;
    • Language of instruction: English;
    • Educational groups: 11 - 17 years old;
    • Periods of the educational course:
      • From 28 June to 11 July;
      • From 12 July to 25 July.
  • Lyceum Alpinum Zuoz Summer Camp:
    • Location: Swiss town of Zuoz, 20-minute drive from St. Moritz;
    • Language of instruction: English and German;
    • Educational groups:
      • 10 - 15 years old;
      • 6 - 9 years old.
    • Periods of the educational course:
      • 27 June – 9 July;
      • 11 July – 23 July;
      • 25 July – 6 August;
      • 12 July – 16 July (Junior Camp);
      • 19 July – 23 July (JC);
      • 26 Juy  – 30 July (JC);
      • 2 August – 6 August (JC).
  • VIllage camps Leysin:
    • Locationa: Leysin;
    • Language of instruction: English;
    • Educational groups:
      • 7-9 years;
      • 10-12 years;
      • 13-14 years;
      • 15-17 years.
  • Frilingue:
    • Location: Leysin and Schwarzsee;
    • Language of instruction: German, English or French;
    • Educational groups:
      • 6 - 12 years old;
      • 12 - 18 years old.
    • Dates of the educational course: summer and winter period.
  • Chantemerle Summer camp:
    • Location: Blonay;
    • Language of instruction: French and English;
    • Educational groups:
      • 6-11 years old;
      • 12-16 years old.
    • Periods of the educational course:
      • June 20 - August 1;
      • July 18 - August 1.
  • Collège du Léman’s summer programmes:
    • Location: Geneva;
    • Language of instruction: English and French;
    • Educational groups:
      • 6 - 12 years old;
      • 12 - 18 years old.
    • Periods of the educational course:
      • 4 July to 17 July;
      • 18 July to 31July;
      • 1 August to 14 August;
      • 15 August to 22 August.
  • ENSR Summer Camp:
    • Location: Champéry - little village on Switzerland’s southern border;
    • Language of instruction: English or French;
    • Educational groups:
      • 12 - 18 years old;
      • 6 - 12 years old.
    • Dates of the educational course: summer period.
  • The Brillantmont Summer Course:
    • Location: Lausanne;
    • Language of instruction: French and English;
    • Educational groups:
      • 6 - 12 years old;
      • 12 - 18 years old.
    • Dates of the educational course: 3 July - 7 August.
  • Beau Soleil Summer Camp:
    • Location: 2 hours away from Geneva;
    • Language of instruction: English or French;
    • Educational groups:
      • 7-10 years old (Junior group);
      • 11-13 years old (Teen group);
      • 14-17 years old (Senior group).
  • Institut Montana Zugerberg:
    • Location: less than an hour away from Zurich;
    • Language of instruction: English;
    • Educational groups: 10 - 15 years old;
    • Periods of the educational course: July.
  • Surval Summer Camp for girls:
    • Location: Montreux;
    • Language of instruction: French or English;
    • Educational groups: 8-16 years old;
    • Dates of the educational course:  summer period.
  • Tasis creative summer camps:
    • Location: Lugano;
    • Language of instruction: English;
    • Educational groups:
      • 14-18 years old (TSP program);
      • 11-13 years old (MSP program);
      • 4,5-10 years old (CDE program).
    • Periods of the educational course: summer period (two sessions).
  • Les Elfes International:
    • Location: Verbier;
    • Language of instruction: English;
    • Educational groups:
      • 6 - 12 years old;
      • 12 - 18 years old.
    • Periods of the educational course: from June until the end of August.
  • St. George’s International summer camps:
    • Location: Montreux;
    • Language of instruction: English;
    • Educational groups:
      • 4-5 years old (Nano group);
      • 6-7 years old (Mega group);
      • 8-12 years old (Junior group);
      • 13-18 years old (Senior group).
    • Periods of the educational course:
      • 5 - 17 July;
      • 2 - 19 July;
      • 20 - 31 July;
      • 2 - 7 August.
  • Summer Courses at Institut Monte Rosa:
    • Location: Montreux;
    • Language of instruction: French or English;
    • Educational groups:
      • 6 – 10 years old;
      • 10 – 14 years old;
      • 14 - 18 years old.
    • Periods of the educational course: from 7 July until 28 July.
  • Leysin American School:
    • Location: Leysin;
    • Language of instruction: English;
    • Educational groups: 10-17 years old.
  • La Garenne International Summer Camp:
    • Location: 1,300 meters above sea level, Villars-sur-Ollon;
    • Language of instruction: English and French;
    • Educational groups:
      • 6 - 12 years old;
      • 12 - 18 years old.
  • Summer Alaïa Camps  for Active Children:
    • Location: Sion;
    • Language of instruction: French;          
    • Educational groups: 8-17 years old.

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