Campus and culture


BSL is located in the greater Lausanne area in Switzerland, a country known for its stable and prosperous economy, high quality of life, cultural diversity, and natural beauty. The school is located in the heart of Lausanne’s vibrant university community and in close proximity to many international company headquarters and several world organizations. Lausanne is 30 minutes from Geneva and its international airport and is situated on the shores of Lake Geneva. Home to the International Olympic Committee, Lausanne has extensive local sport and recreational facilities. Some of the best ski resorts in Europe are less than one hour away.

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Student diversity

Our international student body is comprised of more than 60 nationalities, thus creating a dynamic, cross-cultural learning environment.  BSL celebrates diversity through the variety of educational and professional backgrounds, languages spoken and age groups of students and faculty.

Family-like atmosphere

Studying in a family-like atmosphere, BSL’s students develop a strong sense of community and build life-long friendships with fellow peers and faculty members. The sharing of thoughts, ideas and perspectives is extended beyond the classroom through participation in extracurricular activities, informal gatherings and circles of interest. BSL creates a smaller, student-centered and caring community which increases the support and engagement of students in their learning experience.

Personalized attention

A boutique school, BSL gives personalized attention to its students. The administration team, management and faculty all get to know you during your time at BSL. Unlike big universities, our faculty members know you by your first name and often work with you on a one-to-one basis to provide ongoing support and guidance.

Social and cultural activities

Students build on the BSL network by participating in various events hosted by the school each year as well as by initiating their own activities and projects. Many students add to their experience in Switzerland by taking external French lessons. They also take advantage of the sport and recreational facilities in Lausanne and Switzerland in general. Ski weekends are among the favorite winter activities for both local and international students.