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Study German in Switzerland and immerse yourself in a fascinating country of spectacular scenery, stylish and modern cities and endless possibilities for the international student.

LSI’s language school in Switzerland is located in the country’s largest city, Zurich. Occupying a perfect location just a few minutes’ walk from both Lake Zurich and the picturesque historic centre, LSI Zurich offers an ideal base for exploring the whole region. The newly refurbished school is staffed by friendly and approachable staff and highly experienced teachers, and features a full array of excellent student facilities.

Our fun and varied social programme perfectly complements your German course in Switzerland with a range of activities that allow you to practice your German in a variety of environments while enjoying the very best of this small but perfectly formed country. Activities include winter sports, swimming and sailing in summer, museum visits and walking tours of the old city.

Perhaps best known for its ski resorts and its world-famous chocolates, Switzerland has much to offer those who are seeking to study abroad. Situated in central Europe, Switzerland is a small but mountainous country with a population of roughly 8.5 million. It is a landlocked nation bordered by France, Germany, Austria, Liechtenstein and Italy. German is the most widely spoken language in Switzerland, while French is prominently spoken in the west, Italian in the south, and Romansh in the east. While Bern is the capital city of Switzerland, the largest city is Zürich. A charming and picturesque city located near the German border, Zürich is known as one of the world’s most important financial centres. International students studying German in Zürich can enjoy developing their German skills in a safe and beautiful environment that attracts visitors from all around the world. Read on to discover the top five reasons to study German in Switzerland.

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If you want to learn French in a place that is both modern and steeped in tradition, of outstanding natural beauty and also brimming with culture, then you could not choose a better option than to study French in Switzerland.

LSI’s partner language school in Switzerland is located in the very heart of Montreux, close to the lake and with spectacular views across the Alps. The school is fully equipped with excellent student facilities and its small size means that our highly qualified and friendly staff can give each student personal attention.

The school’s social programme complements and consolidates your studies by allowing you to enjoy the best experiences that the region has to offer during your French course in Switzerland. Activities include skiing, sailing on Lake Geneva and the famous Montreux Jazz Festival.

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Study Italian in Switzerland and enjoy stunning scenery, picturesque architecture and easy access to all kinds of sports while making friends with students from around the world and experiencing an entirely unique culture.

Our partner Italian language school in Switzerland is located in the charming town of Lugano, close to both the lake and the university. The school features excellent student facilities and adjoins a three star hotel which offers special rates to students. All our staff and teachers are friendly, knowledgeable and highly experienced.

The LSI social programme ensures that you get the most out of your Italian course in Switzerland by giving you easy access to the many delights of the region. Activities include visits to jazz and music festivals, skiing and even bungee jumping.

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Jan Bajer, student, Czech Republic

Top 5 reasons to study German in Switzerland:

Beautiful landscapes

Stunning alpine scenery is one of the top attractions of Switzerland, with both the Alps and the Jura Mountains covering much of the country. Many of the highest peaks of the Alps are located in Switzerland, including Monte Rosa, the Dom and the Matterhorn. It is easy to see why Switzerland is one of the world’s top destinations for skiing and mountaineering. For those who enjoy winter sports, the Swiss Alps offer a great number of opportunities for adventure, as there are hundreds of ski resorts to choose from. Other popular outdoor activities include scenic train journeys and hiking in national parks. Switzerland is also home to over 7000 lakes. Lake Zürich is a popular location for excursions such as swimming, boating and picnicking. Visitors can admire the scenery while enjoying a lakeside sauna or watching the swans swim about in the lake at sunset.

Famous foods

When people think of Switzerland, they invariably think of chocolate. Indeed, Switzerland has a reputation for producing delicious high-quality chocolate – particularly milk chocolate. Although Switzerland does not produce cocoa beans, it was Swiss inventors who originally mixed locally produced milk with imported cocoa to produce the sweet, creamy chocolate that we know and love today. Switzerland is also well-known for its cheeses, including of course, Swiss cheese, which is locally known as Emmental. Fondue is another well-known Swiss dish, which consists of a blend of melted cheeses served with bread or other foods for dipping. Other common Swiss foods reveal influences from neighbouring countries, such as polenta and risotto, which are eaten in areas bordering Italy.

Quality of life

Switzerland is particularly known for the high quality of life that its residents enjoy. Zürich and Geneva regularly appear near the top of the list of the world’s most livable cities, thanks to factors such as high salaries, low crime rates and reasonable work life balance. Switzerland also ranks highly in education and is home to a number of prestigious universities, several of which rank highly for their ability to attract international students. Infrastructure in Switzerland is well-developed and well-maintained, including excellent public transportation in cities like Zürich and Geneva as well as an efficient train system that allows travelers to move easily both within the country and to neighbouring countries.

Crossroads of European culture

Due to its central location in Europe, Switzerland is often considered a cultural crossroads. As such, studying abroad in Switzerland allows students to discover local culture as well as explore the cultural influences of its neighbouring countries. These influences are reflected not only in the linguistic diversity of the country but also in the food, the art and the architecture. This is not to say that Switzerland lacks its own identity. In fact, each region of Switzerland celebrates its own unique customs with folk music, traditional dances and local festivals. Studying abroad in Switzerland also means access to other countries that can be reached by train, bus or car within hours or even minutes. Visitors can easily plan weekend excursions to explore nearby cities of interest, such as Milan, Lyon and Munich. As a German language student, you may want to practice your language skills in nearby Germany or Austria and discover the variety of German dialects that exist in different regions.

Connect with local people

While there are many effective ways to learn a new language, it must be said that immersion is one of the very best ways to improve your fluency within a relatively short amount of time. Studying German in Switzerland will allow you to interact in German on a daily basis, not only with your instructors and classmates but also with local people. You will be exposed to the German language constantly, and you will pick up useful expressions that you hear while communicating in a variety of contexts. Furthermore, connecting with local people will allow you to make friendships that can be maintained for years. These connections may come in handy for further language practice or travel experiences. Speaking German will also be very useful if you plan to gain an additional qualification in Switzerland, such as a degree at a Swiss university. And last but not least, through your experience studying abroad you will develop valuable cultural awareness that will allow you to better appreciate the German language and the charm of Swiss culture.

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Situated on a lake with a beautiful view of the Swiss alps, Zurich is Switzerland's largest city and Switzerland's key financial, cultural and educational center. The picturesque old city with cobbled streets flanked by town houses, ancient churches, boutiques and street cafés contrasts with the modern architecture of the financial district. With its cinemas, Read more

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