School Visits to the Embassy
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 can be provided upon request.
Examples of topics:
- 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 and ask that your group consists of at least 50 students. If your group is smaller, you may combine your visit with another school’s group.
In general, the Cultural Section receives students ages 14 to 18 (high school). 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: firstname.lastname@example.org