Dear families, dear prospective students,

As you certainly know, our website is completely dedicated to you. Therefore, we have decided to add this menu to keep you updated on all the information that may be helpful in expanding your knowledge of the Swiss Confederation. By helping you understand the country where your children are going to live in a more tangible way, our hope is to reduce the geographical distance between us. Our aim is also to help you live this temporary separation in the best possible way and, above all, to help your children integrate smoothly into the new reality and culture that await them, before and after enrolment in one of our selected boarding schools, in public middle school or high school, or in a so-called “parificate” schools (a private middle or high schools that is officially recognised by the state and whose degrees are equivalent to those offered by state schools in terms of curriculum and access to universities).

Here at the Swiss Center for International Education, the concept of hospitality is every bit as important as achieving a degree whose excellence is globally recognized. The wellbeing of students and their families is one of the cornerstones of our philosophy of education; we are also particularly attentive to the issue of integration, an essential point for anyone wishing to make the most of their education abroad. In this regard, we think that a general introduction to the way of life, customs and traditions of our wonderful country, together with some general data, could be a useful first step. Of course, our assistance also extends to parents wishing to travel to Switzerland to be with their children and visit the country; this includes your travel arrangements, accommodation, cultural itineraries and translation services. We will do our best to make you feel at home, you can count on us. The time spent in school is the most important and formative time of our life. During this time, we make unforgettable experiences, which will determine the person we are likely to become. We educate ourselves, get to know our own personality, grow and lay out the foundation for our future life as well as our professional career.

The Swiss education system (private boarding schools, state middle and high schools or “Parificate” schools) offers great opportunities to make the best of your education. Parificate Swiss Schools enjoy a long-lasting tradition of educational excellence and place great importance on the personal development of their students.

SCIE is accredited at the best schools in Switzerland and can count on important commercial partners such as Lufthansa and Hotelplan; and we can place students at 6 of the most prestigious private boarding schools and 47 “parificate” and public schools in the country. However, we offer more than just a placement service. We are offer a round-the clock, tailored service to support your children in every aspect, from language training, to high school and university enrolment.

Since we know from our own experience that going abroad and integrating into a new culture is very challenging, SCIE is particularly focused on supporting your child during the stay in Switzerland. As we believe that it is crucial to have a personal contact person during the stay, we offer 24-hour personal support and coaching. We are committed to ensuring that our students enjoy a healthy and successful process of personal growth.

Do not leave the success of your child's stay in Switzerland to chance. Leave it to us.

Dear parents and dear students, we look forward to welcoming you to Switzerland.

Sincerely Yours,

Alberto Giuffrida and Ivan Iannotta

Directors and Founders