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Prices and Financial Resources 2025

YEAR programme to Switzerland:

  • Programme price $25,044
  • Scholarships and Grants Available
AFS would like to make intercultural exchange accessible to as many students as possible

Eligibility Requirements

  • You must be between 15 years and 5 months to 18 years
  • Enrolled in an NZ school
  • You can’t have graduated school in New Zealand
  • Language requirements: German Intermediate / french Intermediate (Test on arrival)
  • Highly academic top 20% in NZ
  • Vegetarians are hard to place

Visa is issued in Switzerland

What's included in your experience

  • Airfare
  • Airport Pick-up
  • Host Family Placement
  • Housing
  • Meals
  • School Placement
  • Individual Contact Person
  • Medical Insurance
  • 24/7 Emergency Support
  • School Transport
  • Assistance with Application Process
  • Visa Application Assistance
  • Pre-Departure Orientation
  • Orientations during your time abroad
  • Continuous Support
  • Worldwide Presence
  • 70 Years Experience

What you are responsible for

  • Vaccinations
  • Cultural Tours
  • Visa and Passport Fees
  • Stipend
  • School Uniform

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