At the end of 2015, over 760,000 Swiss nationals were living permanently abroad. This figure represents just under 11% of all Swiss nationals and is comparable to the population of Switzerland's third largest canton, Vaud. In recent years, the number of Swiss citizens living abroad has grown by 2% per year, an increase that is indicative of the high level of mobility of the Swiss people.
Swiss nationals living abroad
ASO Summer courses in Switzerland for young Swiss abroad
Summer Programs for young Swiss in Canada:
The Organisation of the Swiss Abroad gives the opportunity to young Swiss living abroad to get to know their home country. Participation in our holiday and training offers will forge friendships and strengthen their ties with Switzerland.
In our offers for young Swiss Abroad, the participants are sure to get an exciting experience at reasonable prices. They get to know the country, the people and make friends with other young Swiss of their own age from all over the world.
Program highlights include:
Leisure and discovery Camps
La Punt: Canton Grisons
Education offers/language courses
10.11.-16.11.2014 (Youth Parliament Session)
Alongside various Swiss associations abroad, the OSA promotes relations among Swiss nationals and between the latter and their home country. It represents their interests in Switzerland, publishes the periodical «Swiss Review» and provides a broad range of services (e.g. youth exchange programmes, emergency assistance fund).
Organisation of the Swiss Abroad