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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Mar 052015
 

“Yes, but…,” is the answer to this frequently asked question. Swiss universities all have formal recognition policies for the International Baccalaureate Diploma but those policies only recognize a subset of IB courses, require certain courses to be taken at higher level, and state a minimum number of total points (before bonus points) that the student must attain.

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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 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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Mar 152012
 

It is easy to get caught up in college and university rankings, or league tables as they are called in the UK, so it is always important to understand just how a set of rankings compares institutions. University World News recently published this article on what the rankings do and do not measure: Eight years of ranking: What have we learned? Lynn O’Shaugnessy, who writes for CBS Money Watch as well as her own College

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