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In the country or in the city


Why not come to Switzerland to gain your first work experience? The advisory service on education in Switzerland from educationsuisse also provides tips on initial work experience for young Swiss Abroad.

In a Swiss city as a language assistant

Young students or recent graduates from countries where English, German, French, Spanish or Italian is the official national language can gain experience in the teaching profession. As native speakers they add an extra dimension to language lessons at upper secondary schools or vocational schools and illustrate cultural aspects of their country of residence. Language assistants receive a salary which covers their living costs in Switzerland. The application period for the school year 2023/24 runs until the end of March 2023. More detailed information on the Language Assistance programme can be found at or by sending an email to

On the farm. Photo: provided by Agriviva

Supporting a farming family in the countryside

The sound of cowbells or the smell of hay… helping out on a farm is fun and an experience for life. The association Agriviva arranges placements lasting several weeks for young people up to the age of 25 from all over the world. In return for free board and lodging and a small amount of pocket money, you help a farming family with their daily work. Ideal for anyone who likes being active, loves nature, and who would like to meet a new family and life on a Swiss farm. More detailed information on Agriviva can be found at or by sending an email to

Au-pair – internship – temporary job

There are various ways to gain initial work experience in Switzerland. What is required is personal initiative: numerous internet portals publish vacancies where you can apply directly. Address lists and tips on staying in Switzerland can be obtained from educationsuisse.

educationsuisse, education in Switzerland, Alpenstrasse 26, 3006 Berne, Switzerland | Tel. +41 31 356 61 04 | email |