Leysin American School Blog

Summer Bern Excursion! 

Posted by Emily Gain on 19/01/18 15:30

History, culture, and nature: these are three things LAS Summer in Switzerland students get to look forward to every year as they travel to Bern, the capital city of Switzerland. As you pull up to the outskirts of the city, these elements can already be seen from the carparkthe old buildings and Bern Minster cathedral are just visible in the background, shops and visitors wind down the streets, and the deep blue-green Aare River and a thick line of trees encircle the city center.

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Topics: Summer in Switzerland

9 Clubs Offered by LAS summer

Posted by Emily Gain on 12/01/18 16:12

Following a fun morning of programs and lunch, LAS summer students are able to take part in afternoon clubs. Clubs are a great way for students to extend beyond their classrooms and meet fellow campers and friends from different programs. Students are able to choose from a diverse selection of 9 different clubs prior to arriving at camp:

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Topics: Summer in Switzerland

Top 5 Skills You Will Gain at LAS Summer

Posted by Emily Gain on 12/10/17 15:36

One of the most exciting parts of starting a new school year is spending time with your friends, talking about what you did over the summer and appreciating all the ways each of you have changed. Returning to school after a summer of exploring everything the Swiss Alps has to offer is sure to add to your sense of “new year, new you”.

1. Bravery

Our programs provide a safe and welcoming space to test your personal limits. This could simply mean choosing to live away from home and traveling to a foreign country for the first time. It could be taking on a role in the theatre production, or learning a new skill like coding or playing ukulele. Or perhaps your version of bravery is more adrenaline-infused, testing out extreme sports like parapenting and whitewater rafting. Whatever your goals are, Leysin offers a beautiful stage and a host of encouraging staff members to cheer you on as you challenge yourself.

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Topics: Summer in Switzerland

Zimbabwe Spring Break Trip 2017

Posted by LeighAnn Braatz on 12/10/17 14:45

Spring Break is usually a time of much needed reprieve during a busy semester of studies and school commitments, when students typically go home and visit family and friends, or perhaps jet off to a tropical location for some relaxation. However, for the 5th year in a row, an eager group of eleven LAS students and two teachers took the opportunity to embark on a two-week “Service & Safari” adventure to Zimbabwe. Partnering with Sethule Orphans Trust, they dedicated their school holiday to working in the rural communities near Bulawayo, exchanging cultural experiences with the locals as well as each other, and creating truly indelible memories. They veritably embodied the LAS mission statement by being innovative, compassionate, and responsible citizens of the world.

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Topics: Travel

Top 7 Summer in Switzerland Courses

Posted by Michelle Starke on 11/05/17 15:05

1. ROCK, POP, & HIP HOP

This course will immerse you in the origins, evolution, and spread of rock, pop, and hip- hop. Born in the U.S.A. but adopted and shaped by the world, the music and musicians of these popular genres dominate the global stage. We’ll talk about the history behind the music, and how the music has shaped our history. From the origins of rock and roll to Beyonce and beyond, you’ll dig to the roots (and blues) of your favourite music to learn why you can’t help but sing along. If you love music, this is your course!

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Topics: Summer in Switzerland

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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