Switzerland, a hop away from the UK, offers a number of opportunities for students. There are 12 Swiss universities.
For more information, visit www.swissuniversities.ch/en/
There are also 7 public and 1 private Swiss Universities of Applied Sciences; some of the Bachelor’s degree programs at these universities are taught in English; for more information, visit www.swissuniversities.ch/en/
As well as these schools providing professional training, there are also a number of private schools specializing in business, hospitality, and tourism.
With over eight million inhabitants, Switzerland is situated in the heart of Europe. With borders to France, Germany, Austria, Liechtenstein, and Italy, student find themselves in a multicultural country, with ample opportunity to learn a new foreign language, such as German, French and Italian.
The largest cities by population are:
Zurich, the largest city and industrial centre in Switzerland
Geneva, known as the “capital of peace”.
Basel, located in the three-country-corner of Switzerland, Germany, and France.
Lausanne, home of the international Olympic committee
Berne, the capital of Switzerland where the old town is a UNESCO world Heritage site.
Winterthur, nicknamed “City of Museums."
Lucerne, the city of bridges and towers
According to Diccon Bewes, author of Swiss Watching, the top 7 natural wonders of Switzerland are:
Two lakes: Oeschinesee, Lake Lucerne
Two mountains: Matterhorn, Eiger
One waterfall: Rhine Falls
One Glacier: Aletsch
One valley: Lauterbrunnen Valley
One way to appreciate Switzerland is to take a vacation; another is to gain an education.
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