Travel & Culture

Travel plays a fundamental role in LAS's mission of developing young citizens of the world. Ideally located in the heart of Europe, LAS strives to introduce students to cultural and historical wonders within Switzerland and abroad. Cultural trips occur twice during the school year - once during Fall term, and once during Spring term. These trips are immersive learning experiences in which students can connect with their their peers, discover cultures and traditions that are different from their own, and gain a more intricate understanding of the world and their place in it. 

" I went to Monaco - It was amazing. I stayed with a family- that was pretty interesting. I got to improve my French a lot. The food was great, the trip in general was amazing! "

- Antonio, Grade 11 (Mexico) 

Cultural Trip Destinations Include:

Fall Cultural Trip Destinations

  • Grades 7 and 8 - Grindelwald 
  • Grade 9 - Lugano 
  • Grade 10 - Bavaria 
  • Grade 11 - Monaco, Malaga, Berlin, Basel, Interlaken, Lugano, Zürich, or The Hague 
  • Grade 12 - Florence, Rome, or Venice 

Spring Cultural Trip Destination

  • Grades 7 and 8 - Lake Konstanz, Germany, or Austria 
  • Grade 9 - Cinque Terre 
  • Grade 10 - Amalfi, Sardinia, Sicily, or Venice
  • Grade 11- Amsterdam, Copenhagen, Lisbon, Croatia, Stockholm, or Portugal 
  • Grade 12 - Lisbon, Cyprus, Dubrovnik, or Athens 

At extra cost, students may also choose to go on a faculty- sponsored trip over Spring Break. Past destinations have included community service trips to Romania as well as cultural trips to Zimbabwe, China, Thailand, and Nepal. 

Throughout the school year, students will also have the option to take part in supervised weekend trips. With a host of cities and activities just a short drive away, weekend excursions are an excellent way for students to have fun, shop, dine out, and explore. Additionally, students may take part in personal travel on designated weekends if they meet the appropriate age, permission, and eligibility requirements. 

 " It's cool having a taste of different cultures, like different foods and different music. I've been all around Europe from the cultural trips. " 

- Louis, Grade 12 (United States)