• Switzerland
    • Basel
    • Geneva
52+ weeks

Program Details

City Exploring
Academic Year
Host Family
Primary Language
Age Min.
Age Max


Price Details
Prices will vary and are dependent on many variables. Please visit the United Planet website through the links on this page to find current pricing.
What's Included
Accommodation Airport Transfers Meals
Jan 31, 2023
May 05, 2016
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About Program

Take a gap year adventure with United Planet in Switzerland! Enjoy stunning scenery and the great outdoors. As a volunteer, you'll have plenty of opportunities to explore Switzerland's wonders. Known for its political stability, you can expect a peaceful experience while engaging with locals.

Join United Planet's long-term program for 6 or 12 months and make a difference in local communities. Immerse in the culture of one of Europe's most beautiful destinations.

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United Planet Service Scholarships

Several scholarships are available for those looking to volunteer for a short or long-term period abroad with the non-profit organization United Planet, who work with communities in over 35 countries around the world.

$250 - $5,000

Program Reviews

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Yes, I recommend this program


I had a blast In Switzerland. The people I met and the times I had there are unforgettable. I didn't have one moment where I really missed home due to technology, so when they tell you at some point you'll hate it I don't really see that as an issue. I also had some issues in the area of the Swiss ICYE and it wasn't major so it didn't really change my feelings on how the trip went. I still had the best year of my life abroad in Switzerland and it wouldn't have been possible without United Planet!

What would you improve about this program?
Once I was there I wish the emphasis that ICYE Swiss put on learning German wasn't there. They told us we had to learn German and that wasn't why I was there. Also due to some living situations some people got train passes for the entire country and some got nothing at all due to how far they lived from their work. I was one that was told I could walk to school so i would receive nothing. I purchased the train pass for a bit over $2,500 for the whole country I felt that if one got it then everyone should receive it.
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Response from United Planet

Andrew, thank you for sharing your experiences with us. We are so glad that your Quest to Switzerland was the best year in your life. Also, thank you for leaving your feedback. We are always trying to improve the quality of our programs to provide the best experience to our volunteers.

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