8,303 is the total number of students placed by the 13 agencies in our survey
6 - 6,000 students were placed on courses by individual agencies per year
75% of Swiss students preferred host family accommodation when studying overseas
Language is the largest sector of the study abroad market for Swiss agencies
(87 per cent)
Jeanine Brunner, Head of Sales at Yalea Languages, talks to us.
"A lot of our clients choose intensive language courses as they want to make the most of their stay. Another option is a general language course plus private lessons. For French courses, Swiss students prefer exotic destinations like Martinique. The classic English destinations like London are still popular, but more clients are choosing New Zealand, Canada or South Africa." www.yalea.com
Cyrille Marshall, Owner at Marshall Language Studies, talks to us.
"Marshall Language Studies specialises in personalising longer term language study courses for students between 18-and-26 years of age. These students mostly want to learn a language to improve their employability. It is therefore important that they can demonstrate to a future employer that they have reached a certifiable level of competence." www.mlstudies.ch
Georgina Deacon, StudyTravel Magazine Staff Journalist:
"The UK remains the most popular destination for Swiss students, although Ireland and Malta have experienced increases of five and three percentage points respectively since our previous survey in May 2015"
Thank you to the following agencies for taking part in our survey: Feriencamps.ch, www.feriencamps.ch; fRilingue, www.frilingue.ch; Heidi's Bureau; Interlangues, www.interlangues.org; International Experience Schweiz, http://switzerland.international-experience.net; Marshall Language Studies, www.mlstudies.ch; Senior Culture, www.senior-culture.ch; Surprise Reisen, www.surprise-reisen.ch; Yalea Languages, www.yalea.com. Four agencies asked to remain anonymous in our survey.