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the swiss gap experience

the surval swiss gap experience is our exclusive pre-university finishing-style programme, offering a unique and international setting for modern young women, aged 17-19.

girls undertaking this course explore new subjects, gain valuable experiences and develop vital leadership skills that will make them both distinguished and distinctive. 

students also benefit from educational opportunities that will support their future choices. 

the surval swiss gap experience, which runs from six months to two years, heightens confidence in the nurturing environment of an international family atmosphere and promotes independence, gifting girls every opportunity to make the most of surval’s stunning setting and enviable location.

surval’s mission is to create powerful stories and futures for young women, carving out their place in the world; a global world with all the nationalities, cultures and language surval girls understand and respect through their experience here.

a ‘survalienne’ is able to ‘walk’ any room anywhere in the world, confident of the knowledge and skills of how to conduct herself in any situation. our swiss gap experience instils polish and shine. 

programme details

this programme focuses at its core:

  • languages, including intensive english / french classes, with the opportunity to take delf, ielts and toefl exams
  • savoir-vivre: combining art, culinary arts and etiquette
  • weekend independent travel for the adventurous to explore the famous sights and sounds of beautiful switzerland and surrounding europe with friends
  • social enterprise, communications and media projects
  • courses in international relations and global perspectives
  • pre-university preparation and career advice 
  • our diverse enrichment programme discovering new talents and passions, enhancing personal development and well-being

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