"This was definitely one the best experiences I've had in my schooling career. The courses and professors were very interesting. Experiencing a different culture was great and the traveling was very educational and eye opening. "
Switzerland is bordered by France, Germany, Austria, Italy and tiny Liechtenstein. Lausanne's central location places most of the great cities and regions of Europe within reach; Paris, Milan, Florence, Venice, Brussels, Munich and Innsbruck are easy weekend journeys. Adventuresome students can reach Vienna, Berlin, Amsterdam, Prague, or Barcelona in a day (or night) by train.
Switzerland itself has four official languages and corresponding cultures: French, German, Italian and Romansch. Each of these regions is easily accessible in a few hours travel.