Federal Department of Foreign Affairs FDFA

Stays abroad
Professionnal experience, language stays or studies abroad require special preparation. © CCO
There are various options for living abroad for a limited period of time. This page presents an overview, cites the relevant authorities and bureaux, and provides detailed information and links.
Travelling abroad
Important information when preparing your trip
Language learning abroad
Organizations and information which will assist you in your preparation for language learning abroad
Living abroad as an au-pair
Information on agencies and formalities
Trainee programmes
Opportunities for young people to broaden their professional knowledge and improve their language skills abroad
Studying abroad
Information provided by the Rectors' Conference of the Swiss Universities (swissuniversities)

Publications (6)
Object 1 – 6 of 6
Travel abroad / Emigration: Topics from A to Z

ABC thématique «Séjour à l’étranger / Emigration»
(PDF, Number of pages 15, 645.3 kB, French)
Other languages
Guidebook “Travel Abroad”

Ratgeber «Auslandreise»
(PDF, Number of pages 6, 152.0 kB, German)
Other languages
Die konsularischen Dienstleistungen des EDA: Jahresausgabe 2018
Die Welt der konsularischen Dienstleistungen in Zahlen (2018). Die jährlich aktualisierte Broschüre zeigt auf, welche Dienstleistungen das EDA in der Schweiz als auch im Aussennetz für die Schweizerbürgerinnen und Schweizerbürger erbringt.

Die konsularischen Dienstleistungen des EDA: Jahresausgabe 2018
(PDF, 3.6 MB, German)
Checklist "Language studies and studies abroad"

Checkliste «Sprachaufenthalt und Auslandstudium»
(PDF, 188.4 kB, German)
Other languages
Guidebook “Language studies abroad”
Ratgeber «Sprachaufenthalt Studium Ausland»

Ratgeber «Sprachaufenthalt Studium Ausland»
(PDF, 295.1 kB, German)
Other languages
Guidebook “Au-Pair”

Ratgeber «Au-pair»
(PDF, Number of pages 8, 282.9 kB, German)
Other languages
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Last update 26.09.2019
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