Jan 092017
 

The Public Affairs Section of the United States Embassy in Bern is pleased to announce the exceptional opportunity to participate in the 2017 Transatlantic Summer Institute Institute in June – July 2017 (exact dates will be announced later).  All costs will be paid for, deadline for application is February 20, 2017. The Summer Institutes will enable 1 teenager from Switzerland, aged 16-18, to participate in an intensive, four-week exchange program in the United States alongside participants

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May 182016
 

Yes, you need down time and will do better next school year if you aren’t rushing around all summer trying being “productive.” However, you’ll find the university application process easier later if you spend time in the summer understanding yourself, your interests, and your goals. What’s important is that you enjoy what you are doing.

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Mar 292016
 

True or exaggerated? The headline of this recent article in Le News, 80% of 12-year-olds in Switzerland told they can’t go to university, is overly sensational though the text is fairly balanced:  Relatively few qualify for university in Switzerland. To apply you need to score well in school exams at the age of 11 or 12, enter the academic stream and graduate from it, normally at the age of 19. The 20% number is an average

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Mar 102016
 

Did you know that when planning for a student’s university education, the biggest mistake students and families make is not starting the process early enough? For students planning  to start university in Fall of 2017, it is time to start the process now.Summer offers many opportunities to get ahead of the game, but only if you plan ahead. The final year of gymnase or the IBDP or high school goes by in a flash. Even those a year

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