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11 Best Day Trips from Leysin

Posted by Veronika R. '15 on 08/05/17 13:43

Leysin, Switzerland is located within the Alpine region of the Canton of Vaud. Situated high above the eastern tip of Lake Geneva, Leysin is the perfect base location to reach many popular destinations within just a day. 

Students at Leysin American School and Summer in Switzerland have many opportunities to visit these cities on the weekend through many cultural trips!

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Topics: Travel

7 reasons to consider the IB Diploma

Posted by Veronika R. '15 on 20/07/16 16:30

The International Baccalaureate (IB) program, founded by a non-profit Swiss educational foundation in 1968, is known as one of the most rigorous and respected university preparation programs in the world. Students experience rapid intellectual, emotional, and ethical growth in this program, which usually spans the 11th and 12th grades. The Leysin American School is proud to be authorized to teach the IB program, and we are especially thrilled to see how successful our IB students have become at gaining acceptance to the most prestigious universities in the world.

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Topics: Academics

A LAS Student's Road to Valedictorian and University Success

Posted by Veronika R. '15 on 28/07/15 14:23

At the Leysin American School, students undergo an unparalleled educational journey, gaining valuable life experience and acquiring the tools to accomplish the most challenging of goals. Parents seeking a reputable institution in the Swiss countryside choose LAS when it comes to providing their children a highly competitive but unique and fulfilling boarding school experience. If you think a global lifestyle is right for your child, consider the Leysin American School's top-notch academic instruction set against its culturally-rich central European location. 

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Topics: Student Life

Top 10 Destinations in Europe for a High School Student

Posted by Veronika R. '15 on 16/06/15 09:20
Leysin American School students are quite the European travelers by the time they graduate their senior year. With Cultural Trips (read more about this here) offered twice a year to various European cities and long weekends available for excursions, travel is an integral part of the curriculum at LAS. The 2015 LAS Valedictorian, Veronika R., is one of these experts and she's given us her top 10 destinations in Europe for a high school student. Let us know what you think! 
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Topics: Student Life

Preparing For Boarding School

Posted by Veronika R. '15 on 25/03/15 08:53

Going to boarding school is truly rewarding. You get a chance to live with students from all over the world, which is an excellent way to learn about new cultures. Traveling to interesting places near the school on weekends is another way you can broaden your cultural perspective. Of course, there is always a risk of feeling lost in this new environment and wishing you had never left the familiar comforts of home.

But here are six ways you can begin preparing for boarding school and the experience of being away from home that will allow you to make the most of this great opportunity:

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Topics: Swiss Boarding School

Why Leysin American School?

Welcome to Leysin American School, a school with “family” values. Located in the breathtaking beauty of the Swiss Alps, Leysin American School has a history of nurturing talent and motivating students to succeed in education, sports and arts. We bring together students from around the world to create a campus community with a global perspective and a family atmosphere.

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