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 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 registration form down below by clicking on the titles.

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

 

Subsidies: the Youth Service has funding to provide need-based support to participants. The application form can be found here "reduction of fees".

 

Many thanks for their financial support to Pro Patria Foundation, the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs FDFA, Ernst Göhner Stiftung and Credit Suisse Foundation which allow us to grant price reductions.

 

 

 

NEW – Language, Sports and Culture 2020
NEW – Language, Sports and Culture 2020

In this 16-day camp you will learn a language or improve your language skills while also exploring Swiss culture and doing sports. On weekday mornings, you will attend language classes in German or French taught by expert language teachers. In the afternoons and at the weekends, the whole group will get together to play sports and explore Switzerland. To round it all off, you will spend the last weekend attending the 98th annual Congress of the Swiss Abroad in Lugano.

 

  • 08.08. - 23.08.2020
  • 16 - 25 years

NEW – Language, Sports and Culture 2020 

Programme

In this 16-day camp you will learn a language or improve your language skills while also exploring Swiss culture and doing sports. On weekday mornings, you will attend language classes in German or French taught by expert language teachers. In the afternoons and at the weekends, the whole group will get together to play sports and explore Switzerland. To round it all off, you will spend the last weekend attending the 98th annual Congress of the Swiss Abroad in Lugano.

 


Date/Duration08.08. - 23.08.2020
Age16 - 25 years
PlaceFirst week in Berne (BE) and second week in Lugano (TI)
Number of participantsmax. 24 participants
Accommodation

Youth Hostel


Price

CHF 1'950,- (incl. accommodation, meals, activities, Swiss Travel Pass)


Registration deadline15.03.2020
InformationsContact
Print   Registration


 

Sports and Leisure Camps 2020
Sports and Leisure Camps 2020

You and 40 other young Swiss abroad will experience a summer full of breathtaking excursions, sports activities and a lot of new friendships from around the world. For two weeks, you'll enjoy the relaxed atmosphere in your home country. From your basecamp, a cozy camp house, together you'll discover the region and the Swiss culture. 

 

 

 

  • 25.07. - 07.08.2020 (Fiesch VS: BOOKED UP), 11.07. - 24.07.2020 (Château-d'Oex VD: BOOKED UP)
  • 15 - 18 years

Sports and Leisure Camps 2020 

Programme

You and 40 other young Swiss abroad will experience a summer full of breathtaking excursions, sports activities and a lot of new friendships from around the world. For two weeks, you'll enjoy the relaxed atmosphere in your home country. From your basecamp, a cozy camp house, together you'll discover the region and the Swiss culture. 

 

 

 


Date/Duration25.07. - 07.08.2020 (Fiesch VS: BOOKED UP), 11.07. - 24.07.2020 (Château-d'Oex VD: BOOKED UP)
Age15 - 18 years
PlaceFiesch VS, Château-d'Oex VD
Number of participantsmax. 42 participants
Accommodation

 

Château-d'Oex VD: Le Vieux Chalet https://www.vieuxchalet.ch/

 

Fiesch VS: http://www.doettinger-ferienhaus.ch/


Price

CHF 990.- (incl. food, accommodation, activities). There will be the opportunity to take part in supplementary activities which will cost extra.


Notes

Travel to and from the camp house is not included in the price. You have the possibility of travelling with the group at a reduced price from Zurich central train station or individually. You will find out more while registering.


Registration deadline15.03.2020
InformationsContact
Print   Registration


 

Swiss Challenge 2020
Swiss Challenge 2020

Fancy getting to know the great diversity of Switzerland for two weeks? And doing so in a laid back setting with good friends? Then the Swiss Challenge is just what you've been looking for!

Together with 23 young Swiss people, you'll discover the various Swiss cities, see what it means when four languages intermingle in a single country and get to know the Swiss culture.

 

 

 

  • 11.07. - 24.07.2020: BOOKED UP
  • 15 - 18 years

Swiss Challenge 2020 

Programme

Fancy getting to know the great diversity of Switzerland for two weeks? And doing so in a laid back setting with good friends? Then the Swiss Challenge is just what you've been looking for!

Together with 23 young Swiss people, you'll discover the various Swiss cities, see what it means when four languages intermingle in a single country and get to know the Swiss culture.

 

 

 


Date/Duration11.07. - 24.07.2020: BOOKED UP
Age15 - 18 years
PlaceAcross Switzerland
Number of participantsmax. 24 participants
Accommodation

Youth Hostel, Camping


Price

CHF 1'290.- (incl. accommodation, meals, activities, Swiss Travel Pass)


Notes

We will start from the Zurich central train station. From there we'll start our adventure. You will find out more after registering.


Registration deadline15.03.2020
InformationsContact
StatusBOOKED with waiting list
Print   Registration


 

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

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