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Old 05.01.2010, 18:45
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Re: Advice pls- Education System in Switzerland

State education is completely free - you'll have to pay for a few clip folders and the odd excursion, but that's all. The most expensive thing I've paid for so far is my son's class trip to camp for 3 days, which from memory was about 100 chfs.

I'm a way off uni with mine yet, but I understand that it's ludicrously cheap to do a degree course here. I think UNIL up the road from me in Lausanne charges about 900 chfs a year. Or maybe that's each semester; either way, very cheap.

This is not one of life's irrevocable decisions. Go with an option you feel comfortable with emotionally or financially, or that you think works best for your child at this stage. My son's so far been in 4 schools in 2 countries, being schooled in 2 different languages, and he's not yet 10. I couldn't possible pick what he might want to do for secondary specialisation or uni yet, but I will reconsider at each relevant stage whether the Swiss education system/ teaching in French is still the best longterm choice for him, and act accordingly.

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