A coeducational program of academic, personal, and physical challenge for high school sophomores from some of the finest independent and public schools in the United States. Swiss Semester's campus is Zermatt, Switzerland, an outdoor paradise that epitomizes the security, stability, healthfulness, and natural beauty for which Switzerland is renowned!

Swiss Semester has been changing students' lives for twenty-five years!

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About Us

Swiss Semester has been serving interested students for over twenty years. The program was founded in 1986 by Raymond Robbins and his wife, Lenita Robbins. Mr. Robbins spent fifteen years as headmaster of University Liggett School in Grosse Pointe, Michigan and seven years as headmaster of The American School in Switzerland in Lugano before founding Swiss Semester.

The Director of Swiss Semester, Kris Robbins, now in his sixteenth year at Swiss Semester and fourteenth year as director of the program, is the son of the founders. Prior to arriving in Zermatt, Mr. Robbins worked at independent schools in New Hampshire, Washington, and Massachusetts as a teacher, an assistant admissions director, business manager, and dean of students.

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