Year & Gap: Spend an academic year in Switzerland after high school absorbing Swiss culture and lifestyle by living with a host family and attending a local high school. With bragging rights to one of the world's best education systems, Switzerland's schools will keep you engaged and inspired. And if that's not enough, there is no better place to go for inspiration than the towering Alps and Switzerland's crystal clear lakes.
In Swiss culture, the nuclear family is the most important social unit, and weekends are generally spent together. As lovers of the outdoors, most Swiss spent a great deal of time taking advantage of the mountains, lakes and forests nearby.
Dinner is the main meal of the day and is an opportunity for the family to eat together, exchange views, and make plans. Swiss families tend to care about healthy foods, and Swiss cuisine is mainly a union of French and German alpine cuisine. One famous dish is fondue, in which Emmenthaler and Gruyère cheese is melted with white wine and eaten with bread cubes.