28 Best language schools in Switzerland (ranked based on student reviews)


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Interesting information about Switzerland

A combination of Italy, France and Germany! Start your day by visiting the finest churches this country offers, like the Cathedrals in Lausanne and Bern, and end your day in one of the top nightclubs or restaurants. One day you can just drink beer and eat sausages, while the next day you will enjoy a lovely pasta with a glass of Merlot. Don't forget the Swiss chocolate with unexpected flavors, because you will not find any better!

Key Facts about Switzerland

Population: 8,517,000
Time zone: GMT +2
Currency: CHF (1 CHF = 1.0920 USD)
Telephone country code: +41
Largest cities in Switzerland:
  • 1. Zurich: 340,000
  • 2. Geneva: 185,000
  • 3. Basel: 165,000
  • 4. Bern: 120,000
  • 5. Lausanne: 115,000
Visa: Nationals from USA do not require a visa to study short term courses up to 90 days. Check visa requirements for nationals from other countries.
Visa requirements data last updated on 01-12-2022 (Source)
For the most up-to-date visa information please consult with the embassy or consulate of Switzerland in your country. List of embassies and consulates of Switzerland on the official website - Federal Department of Foreign Affairs FDFA of Switzerland.
Cost of Living:
  • Big Mac price (Switzerland average): 6.14 CHF
    (30% more expensive than in USA)
Mains electricity:
  • Plug Type C
  • Plug Type J
  • Residential voltage: 230 V
  • Frequency: 50 Hz

Questions and answers about Basel

  • We have two partner schools in Switzerland that offer youth camp courses, please check the school page for the types of accommodation available: 1. Les Elfes International, Verbia 2. friLingue Language Camps, Liddes You need to consult the embassy to confirm the visa information and apply for the visa yourself. The school will provide you with the offer letter after you pay the full amount.

FAQ about schools in Switzerland

  • LSI - Language Studies International has received the best overall rating in Zurich.
  • LSI - Language Studies International, located in Kreuzstrasse 36, Seefeld, Zurich has been voted as the school with the best location in Switzerland.
  • LSI - Language Studies International was rated highest for quality of teaching.
  • 'Homestay' at LSI - Language Studies International is the best rated accommodation in Switzerland.
  • You can take courses for just 1 week. For significant progress opt for longer durations.
  • For the start date, you can start every Monday but if you are a beginner, some schools have fixed start dates. You should choose a school first and look for the course you would like to take.
  • Most of our partner schools ask the student to pay the fees before arrival. In your confirmation email, you will find exactly when the fees are expected to be paid. For most of the time, it is 2 weeks before the starting date.
    Madly Simba, FR Consultant from LanguageCourse.net - Jun 29, 2022
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