A High school experience in SWITZERLAND with CEA !
Do you love the thought of being able to visit and live in the beautiful Swiss villages or major towns in Switzerland? In the summer months the weather is crispy clean, fresh air with blue sky, crystal blue lakes with lots of adventure and great things to see and do.
Enjoy the fresh mountain air, go and visit a main towns, the oldest town in Switzerland in beautiful Chur, or popular Zurich, Basel or Solothun they are all German speaking and Beil is bilingual town speaking both French and German. Visit the Lakes or just take a swim in any of the lakes with your friends, as there are many beautiful lakes in Switzerland Lake Neuchatel, Lake Biel all with mountain crystal clean water filtering into them.
Chocolate is very popular in Switzerland, enjoy beautiful Swiss Chocolate everyday and eat chocolates to your hearts delight while you or dip into a Swiss chocolate fondue after school with friends.
Do you like the Alps? Does the Matterhorn Jungfraujoch, sound familiar? The idea of going skiing, walking out of your front door in winter with your foot planted in white snow while deciding should I make a snow man or be a snow angel, ski or snowboard today? Do you like hiking or trekking the mountains with a picnic lunch on the way to say hello to Heidi and Grandfather or even see the great Saint Bernard dogs ready for rescue in the winter season. Well now you can go and study in a local high school and have full immersion with a great local Swiss family. Switzerland has main towns with smaller villages on the outer skirts of each town and all lovely. Switzerland is waiting for you and the cow bells are ringing.
SCHOOL LIFE in Switzerland is governed under a canton and there are 28 in Switzerland. Placements are usually in the German speaking part, we do have the possibility also of the French part, please mentioned to our team during the interview. Students start school at 8am until 4-5pm and have 1-2 hours warmed cooked lunch at home if you live close by or at school . School life is fun and interesting. You can take up music, sports, athletics, basketball, volleyball, tennis and skiing, snowboarding in the winter months. They also have gymnasiums to play team sports during the winter.
SPORTS & ACTIVITIES. There are many sporting clubs, private sport activities and local sport teams. Sport plays an important role and this can be done outside of school. Volleyball, basketball, tennis, football, soccer, swimming, athletics, horse riding. These are very popular and there are many team sports and groups you can join on the weekend. Ski clubs, snowboarding clubs.
HOST FAMILY LIFE in Switzerland Host families are caring and welcoming. Host families – you can choose the family you will like to stay with. They are carefully chosen by our host family coordinator in Switzerland and personally interviews the families. All families are security checked prior to student placement. Most are mostly in the German speaking part and we have a few in the French speaking part. Families love to host Australian students. Most of the families have experienced their own child who may have studied abroad and they would like to experience hosting an exchange student now with their family. Families are warm caring and will include you in lots of things they do. Each family is unique and we do work to ensure we do get a good match with you. Families do many activities together, cycling, hiking, visiting museums, shopping, movies. They will help make you feel welcome to the family and its important that you also will give some of yourself to be part of the family and this works better and you have full immersion with the family and a live like a real Swiss teenager. Families will live either in major towns or smaller villages. The public transport to get anywhere is very good so you will be able to get around.
“Switzerland is like a fairytale. The alps are beautiful and I felt really included with my host family.I made some great friends and just loved my time in Switzerland.” Jasmin – Australia.
SIGHTSEEING, SPORTS, FREE TIME weekends, leisure time and fun This is the best part. Switzerland is much smaller then Australia and the township/villages you will find are much smaller and safe in both towns and the villages. There is plenty to do. You can join a local sports team, volleyball, tennis, football, basketball, hand ball, canoeing, tobogganing, cycling, hiking, horse riding and much more.
Freedom, fun and heaps of things to see and do on the weekends. Visit the beautiful museums dating back to the 11th century, go back in time and visit the amazing Castles that you see in a fairytale book as there are many. Go shopping, hang out with friends down at the local cafe, go to the movies or just hang out Your family will take you to some great places, sightseeing. Chocolate and cheese are popular in Switzerland so maybe visit a chocolate factory, a cheese factory or just go skiing, snowboarding if you are there in winter.
IF YOU ARE BETWEEN 14 AND 18 YEARS OLD YOU CAN
CHOOSE TO STUDY IN MANY COUNTRIES.AND YOU WILL HAVE
UNFORGETTABLE EXPERIENCES AND MEMORIES FOR LIFE !
"CEA" HIGH SCHOOL PROGRAM