Discover Switzerland
with AUS

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Its cultural diversity, magnificent landscape and innovative environment offer first-class conditions for both personal well-being and career achievement.
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Switzerland is a small yet diverse country. It has four national languages: French (20.4%), German (64%), Italian (6.5%), and Romansh (just over 1%). Just one more reason to feel comfortable as a student or foreign visitor — most people speak English.
Rated in the Top 3 Countries to Study Abroad in Europe
Switzerland is an exceptional location
to live, study and work
Switzerland's impeccable public transport service accentuates the ease of getting around all the country.

With sustainability being such a key topic in today's world and particularly in Switzerland, using the various means of public transport is amongst the most environmentally friendly ways of getting around.
Switzerland at a Glance

Switzerland's population in 2019

French, German, Italian, Romansch
7000 Lakes
Lake Geneva is the largest lake in Switzerland
of population are foreigners
26 Cantons

Cantons in Switzerland

Highest Point in Switzerland
Number of Swiss Chocolate companies
Different Varieties of Swiss Cheese
International Student Support
Students at the American University in Switzerland are supported and can participate in a range of activities throughout the year. Here are a few examples:

  • Welcome/Registration Week
  • Orientation for incoming students
  • Termly icebreakers
  • Year-round celebrations of international diversity
  • Guest speaker talks
  • Field outings and industry visits
  • Coached sports courses and sports teams
  • Activities to discover the Romandie area and Switzerland

Check the UniLife page for the recent trips and activities
Explore the Outdoors
Among its many charms, Switzerland's scenery tops it all.
With the AUS campus located close to Lake Geneva, students can enjoy many activities throughout the four seasons. From boating and swimming to hiking and skiing, Switzerland has many activities to offer.
Take a tour of historic castles and serene villages. Travel up cable cars and view jaw-dropping mountain vistas.
Enjoy the local cuisine and take a trip to Evian to sample its water. Switzerland provides the ideal balance between focusing on studies and taking advantage of nature's greatest gifts.
The AUS students cards allow students to take advantage of many discounts and reduced fares to many of these activities.
AUS - Located in the vibrant Swiss Riviera
Montreux Riviera stretches along Lake Geneva from the town of Lutry to Villeneuve. The region with a Mediterranean climate features countless vineyards, historic castles, and vibrant towns that host a wide range of events year-round.

Picturesque sceneries of Lake Geneva, Montreux and the surrounding towns and cities can be enjoyed from the mountain of Rochers-de-Naye, accessible ether with an enjoyable hike or mountain train.

The region offers the possibility to do multiple leisure activities and sports such as hiking, paddle boarding and cycling, all surrounded by nature and right round the corner from the AUS campus.

Explore the Outdoors
Among its many charms, Switzerland's scenery tops it all.
With the AUS campus located close to Lake Geneva, students can enjoy many activities throughout the four seasons. From boating and swimming to hiking and skiing, Switzerland has many activities to offer.
Take a tour of historic castles and serene villages. Travel up cable cars and view jaw-dropping mountain vistas.
Enjoy the local cuisine and take a trip to Evian to sample its water. Switzerland provides the ideal balance between focusing on studies and taking advantage of nature's greatest gifts.
The AUS students cards allow students to take advantage of many discounts and reduced fares to many of these activities.
AUS - Located in the vibrant Swiss Riviera
Montreux Riviera stretches along Lake Geneva from the town of Lutry to Villeneuve. The region with a Mediterranean climate features countless vineyards, historic castles, and vibrant towns that host a wide range of events year-round.

Picturesque sceneries of Lake Geneva, Montreux and the surrounding towns and cities can be enjoyed from the mountain of Rochers-de-Naye, accessible ether with an enjoyable hike or mountain train.

The region offers the possibility to do multiple leisure activities and sports such as hiking, paddle boarding and cycling, all surrounded by nature and right round the corner from the AUS campus.

Innovation in Switzerland
While Switzerland has a long history in watchmaking and banking, it is also a major center for world-class facilities offering advancement in research and technology.

With major international businesses such as the Nestlé headquarters in Vevey and offices in La Tour-de-Peilz and Vevey, there are plenty of opportunities for networking and career advancement. For those who are sports-minded, the headquarters of the International Olympic Committee and UEFA are in the region along with plenty of other major international sports federations and associations.
An International Destination

Switzerland offers an international and multi-cultural experience like no other.
With a population of around 8.6 million inhabitants it has four national languages – French, German, Italian and Romansh – English is widely spoken which makes an easy atmosphere whether you're studying with classmates, enjoying the many leisure opportunities or making friends and business contacts.

AUS, located on the west part of Switzerland is in the French speaking part.
Sceneries from around Switzerland
Sceneries from around Switzerland
Sceneries from around Switzerland
Sceneries from around Switzerland
Sceneries from around Switzerland
Sceneries from around Switzerland
Sceneries from around Switzerland
Sceneries from around Switzerland
Sceneries from around Switzerland
Sceneries from around Switzerland
Sceneries from around Switzerland
Sceneries from around Switzerland
Sceneries from around Switzerland
Sceneries from around Switzerland
Sceneries from around Switzerland
Sceneries from around Switzerland
Sceneries from around Switzerland
Sceneries from around Switzerland
Sceneries from around Switzerland
Sceneries from around Switzerland
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