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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Sep 272012
 

One of the questions that comes up over and over again for expat parents in Switzerland is whether their children will be better off with an International Baccalaureate (IB) diploma or a Swiss Maturité/Matura when it comes time to apply for university. There is no simple answer to this question, although it helps if you are lucky enough to know the country where the student wants to study ahead of time.

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Aug 212012
 

Most American colleges and universities require students to send results from either the SAT or the ACT when they apply for admission. Since high school curriculums and grading systems can vary widely from one school to another, these standardized exams allow admissions departments to compare the performance of students across schools.

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Aug 022012
 

Thanks to the Moms-in-Vaud blog for this great summary of upcoming Changes to the Vaud School System: The school system in Vaud is currently in a period of transition as the application of HarmoS, a Swiss-wide harmonization of the 26 cantonal school systems, will be introduced in Vaud in August 2013.  At the same time, the new Vaud education law, that was approved by popular vote last year, will also take effect. Starting this year already, a new

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