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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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Top 7 Summer in Switzerland Courses

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


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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All you need to know about Summer in Switzerland "streams"

Posted by Mark Kolman on 08/05/17 13:19

What is a stream?

We use the word “stream” to describe our subject areas of focus. By categorizing our academic and activity offerings in this way we hope to make it easier to understand the goals of the Summer in Switzerland program. In terms of academic enrichment class offerings we have identified three specific areas that provide a solid and interesting opportunity for students of any age. Though the specific classes we offer may change from one summer to the next you can be sure that any new class offerings will fall into one of these three streams.

Download our 2017 SIS Brochure Information on dates, cultural trips, and more!

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7 things every LAS Summer student must try!

Posted by Emily Gain on 08/05/17 10:49

Attending the LAS Summer program provides a chance to try out new activities and interests. You can enjoy the stunning outdoor surroundings, amazing foods and interesting cultural experiences. By having a few activities in mind to try, like the 7 listed below, students can get the most out of their time in the Summer in Switzerland program.

LAS Summer 2018 begins with the first session on June 24. Act fast and apply online to reserve your spot and try out the amazing activities available in Switzerland this summer! 

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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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