ESN Switzerland took part in an interview with regarding student mobility despite the Covid-19 situation.


"Switzerland still popular with overseas students despite Covid

International students are still coming to Switzerland – a popular destination for overseas students - despite the coronavirus pandemic. But they face more challenges settling in.

When Italian Masters student Giuseppe Gruttad'Auria arrived in the western Swiss town of Fribourg in August last year, Covid-19 restrictions had been eased and universities were set to re-open for the autumn semester, albeit under strict hygiene and mask-wearing measures. He was able to attend a pre-semester French course, make some friends and get to know the region. But by November this had all changed.

Swiss universities went back to distance learning - for the second time that year - as much of Europe, including Switzerland, experienced a second, strong coronavirus wave.


Released: 9th March 2021

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