Youth offers

 Fancy to do sports? Sightseeing? Get to know Switzerland? Learn one of the offical languages? Or discover swiss politics? No problem! We offer something for everyone.

 

Young Swiss from all over the world enjoy the exciting programmes prepared by the Organisation of the Swiss Abroad (OSA). You too can have an unforgettable holiday or select one of our training schemes in your second homeland. Choose from a whole range of opportunities:sports, languages, training, making friends, travel, parties, etc. 

 

You find the youth offers and register forms down below by clicking on the links.

If you're younger than 15 years old, you can sign up by our partner organisation, the Foundation for Young Swiss Abroad (FYSA)

 

Subsidies: the youth services has funding to provide need-based support to participants. The application form can be found in the tab "reduction of fees".

 

Many thanks for the financial support to Pro Patria Foundation, to the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs FDFA, to Swiss Travel Fund REKA and Credit Suisse Foundation which allow us to grant  price reductions.


 

New Year's camp in Valbella
New Year's camp in Valbella

The Swiss mountains are calling you! Are you ready? Along with ski or snowboard group lessons and a varied recreational programme (ski contests, torchlight rambles, ball sports, ice-skating, dancing, swimming, workshops, etc.), you'll have time to enjoy the swiss mountains with new friends. Get off to a great start into the year 2019 with other youngsters from all over the world and a motivated team of instructors and leaders!

 

 

  • 26.12.2018 - 04.01.2019
  • from 15 to 18 years old

New Year's camp in Valbella 

Programme

The Swiss mountains are calling you! Are you ready? Along with ski or snowboard group lessons and a varied recreational programme (ski contests, torchlight rambles, ball sports, ice-skating, dancing, swimming, workshops, etc.), you'll have time to enjoy the swiss mountains with new friends. Get off to a great start into the year 2019 with other youngsters from all over the world and a motivated team of instructors and leaders!

 

 


Date/Duration26.12.2018 - 04.01.2019
Agefrom 15 to 18 years old
PlaceValbella GR
Number of participantsmax 48 participants
Accommodation

For further informations (in German): Ferienhaus Tga da Lai

 


Price

CHF 980.-


Notes

The price includes: Ski pass, ski and snowboard lessons, board and lodging, recreational programme, support and animation by the OSA. 


Registration deadline31.10.2018
InformationsContact
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Wintercamp for adults in Saas-Grund VS
Wintercamp for adults in Saas-Grund VS

The Swiss mountains are calling you! Are you ready? Along with ski or snowboard group lessons and a varied recreational programme (ski contests, torchlight rambles, ball sports, ice-skating, swimming, etc.), you'll have time to enjoy the swiss mountains with new friends. Get off to a great start into the year 2019 with other young adults from all over the world and a motivated team of instructors and leaders!

  • 27.12.2018 - 05.01.2019
  • from 18 years old

Wintercamp for adults in Saas-Grund VS 

Programme

The Swiss mountains are calling you! Are you ready? Along with ski or snowboard group lessons and a varied recreational programme (ski contests, torchlight rambles, ball sports, ice-skating, swimming, etc.), you'll have time to enjoy the swiss mountains with new friends. Get off to a great start into the year 2019 with other young adults from all over the world and a motivated team of instructors and leaders!


Date/Duration27.12.2018 - 05.01.2019
Agefrom 18 years old
PlaceSaas-Grund VS
Number of participantsmax. 30 participants
Accommodation

The house: www.ferienhaus-schoenblick.ch 


Price

980.- (excl. travel as mentionned and ski- or snowboardrental)


Notes

The price includes: Ski pass, ski and snowboard lessons, board and lodging, recreational programme, support and animation by the OSA. 

Return travel to Saas-Grund VS is not included in the price. You have the possibility of travelling to Saas-Grund with the group at a reduced price from Zurich central train station or individually. The same applies for the return trip. You will find out more after registering.


Registration deadline31.10.2018
InformationsContact
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French course in Biel
French course in Biel

French teaching in the morning, once or twice a week joint activities in the afternoon, otherwise free time with the host family. For the duration of their language course students receive a Swiss Pass (general season ticket on public transport for the whole of Switzerland).

  • 07.01. - 18.01.2019
  • from 15 years old

French course in Biel 

Programme

French teaching in the morning, once or twice a week joint activities in the afternoon, otherwise free time with the host family. For the duration of their language course students receive a Swiss Pass (general season ticket on public transport for the whole of Switzerland).


Date/Duration07.01. - 18.01.2019
Agefrom 15 years old
PlaceBiel
Number of participantsminimum 6
Accommodation

host family


Price

CHF 1500.-


Registration deadline31.10.2018
InformationsContact
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German course in Berne
German course in Berne

German classes take place in the morning while, two to three times each week, OSA will organise afternoon activities in which you will get to know Switzerland and its culture. You can spend your leisure time with your host family and new friends from the language classes as you wish.

  • 07.01. - 18.01.2019
  • 15 and above

German course in Berne 

Programme

German classes take place in the morning while, two to three times each week, OSA will organise afternoon activities in which you will get to know Switzerland and its culture. You can spend your leisure time with your host family and new friends from the language classes as you wish.


Date/Duration07.01. - 18.01.2019
Age15 and above
PlaceBerne
Number of participantsMinimum 6
Accommodation

With a host family (independent accommodation with acquaintances/relatives permitted)


Price

CHF 1'500.00 (incl. classes, classroom materials, room and board with a host family, group excursions and Swiss Travel Pass)


Registration deadline31.10.2018
InformationsContact
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Discover Switzerland
Discover Switzerland

For two weeks you will go on individual tourist excursions on a theme (e.g. water, history, transportation) and get a closer look at all the diversity of Switzerland. The trips suggested by the OSA are among the most popular and will take you to the Alps, the Mittelland, to town and country. You will post on our blog your travel journal as well as the pictures you shot.

  • all year round, for a maximum of two weeks
  • from 16 years old

Discover Switzerland 

Programme

For two weeks you will go on individual tourist excursions on a theme (e.g. water, history, transportation) and get a closer look at all the diversity of Switzerland. The trips suggested by the OSA are among the most popular and will take you to the Alps, the Mittelland, to town and country. You will post on our blog your travel journal as well as the pictures you shot.


Date/Durationall year round, for a maximum of two weeks
Agefrom 16 years old
Placeall Switzerland
Number of participantsindividual
Accommodation

host family


Price

CHF 700.- included in the price: board and lodging in a host family, Swiss Pass – general season ticket on public transport for the whole of Switzerland - admission for excursions. 


Notes

this program can also be combined with “Training in Switzerland


Registration deadlineno less than six weeks prior to stay
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Springboard
Springboard

Young Swiss living abroad receive support in planning and beginning their education in Switzerland. The education (apprenticeship/university of applied sciences/university) in Switzerland should then be possible without further support after as short a period as possible. The programme’s motto is: “Helping to be independent”.

  • 18 and above

Springboard 

Programme

Young Swiss living abroad receive support in planning and beginning their education in Switzerland. The education (apprenticeship/university of applied sciences/university) in Switzerland should then be possible without further support after as short a period as possible. The programme’s motto is: “Helping to be independent”.


Age18 and above
Accommodation

As soon as the applicant has received a definite place at the educational establishment, OSA will look for a spot with a host family. At the moment, host family spots are only available in German-speaking Switzerland. We cannot provide any guarantee that a host family spot will be available.
The host family will offer the young person a room as well as board and support them while they begin their education. The existing guidelines for the “Host family stay” offer apply. However, since the stay lasts longer, the host family receives CHF 500.00 per month for the expenses incurred.
The stay with a host family lasts a maximum of six months. The young persons must have found their own accommodation by the end of this period.


Price

CHF 500.00 (one-off payment) for planning and organisation and CHF 500.00 (monthly) for the host family


Notes

The advice and procedure are organised individually for each participant. We require sufficient time for this organisation to ensure that the stay is successful. Planning for participation in the “Springboard” project begins one year ahead of time!
Information and application at educationsuisse – education in Switzerland under Contact
educationsuisse can also advise young Swiss about scholarships.
Strong abilities in German or French are required! The programme is targeted at young people with a Swiss passport or graduates of a Swiss school abroad.


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Each activity is organised and run by experienced team leaders. They have an efficient kitchen crew at their disposal and several group leaders to back them up. The team looks after the participants from the minute they get up until bedtime. The instructors organise all activities and are also available during periods of individual free time. All the members of these back-up teams take time off during their own holidays to take part in the camps without much financial compensation.

 

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