Welcome to all international students!

We'd like to welcome everyone who has come to Switzerland to study or to do research. If you're looking for a place to meet people and come into contact with Swiss culture - you can stop looking... !

International Students and Academics (ISA) is a team of Christians who would like to offer students and academics from around the world an opportunity to feel at home, to meet other people, to learn about life in Switzerland, and to check out Christian faith. Everyone is welcome - regardless of faith or religious convictions!

Local ISA groups organize regular cultural events in the citites of Bern, Basel, Fribourg, and Zürich, such as the iCafé@home, where we meet at someone's home, or the international evenings, where we learn about a specific country and enjoy its local food. Check out our cultural events at your city straight away!

We also offer a Welcome Hospitality Program to enable you to get into contact with Swiss families willing to invite you to their homes for meals or coffee – a great opportunity to dive into Swiss culture!

In addition, once per year you are welcome to join us for the International Summer Camp, an adventure camp in the beautiful mountains of Switzerland (2014) or Austria (2013).