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The Embassy is pleased to host and participate in many events in and around Washington, D.C. that promote Switzerland and Swiss knowledge and culture.
Scout troops, school classes, and other education minded groups are welcome to schedule a visit to the Embassy of Switzerland. The visit lasts roughly an hour and includes the viewing of a short DVD on Switzerland, a general briefing on Switzerland or a presentation on a specific topic (adapted to the students’ ages) and a question and answer period. Handouts will be provided.
Topics to choose from include:
- Languages of Switzerland and Everyday Life in a Multilingual Country
- Direct Democracy and/or Federalism
- Popular Customs & Foods from the Four Regions of Switzerland
- Human Rights and International Law
- History of Switzerland
- Education in Switzerland
- Swiss in American Life
- Art and Architecture in Switzerland
- A Train Ride through Switzerland and its Diverse Geography
Do not hesitate to contact us with suggestions for topics that are of particular interest to your class or fit into your current curriculum. We ask that students have some basic knowledge of Switzerland and that you bring along a few specific questions you would like answered. We can accommodate up to 80 students.
In general, the Cultural Section receives students ages 8 to 17. College and university students, model UN groups, and groups with a more specific economic and/or political focus can contact the Embassy’s Communication Section.
To find out more or to schedule a visit, you can send an email inquiry to:
or write to:
Embassy of Switzerland
2900 Cathedral Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20008.
The Communications and Cultural Section is the Embassy of Switzerland’s primary contact for the Embassy Adoption Program. Initiated more than 30 years ago, it aims to enrich the curriculum of selected schools and is a collaboration between the D.C. Public Schools, the Washington Performing Arts Society and the foreign embassies in Washington, D.C. Members of the embassy staff and the Swiss community look forward to visiting our assigned class and “adopted” school for the 2012-13 academic year.
Tel: +1 (202) 745-7929
Fax: +1 (202) 387-2564