Switzerland has a great deal to offer: cultural diversity, multilingualism, stunning scenery and, of course, its people. It has four national languages, (German, French, Italian and Rumantsch) Switzerland prides itself on its high standard of publicly-funded education. Switzerland’s economy is based on a highly qualify labor force performing highly skilled work. The main areas include micro-technology, hi-tech, biotechnology and pharmaceuticals, as well as banking and insurance. Small and medium-sized enterprises play an extremely important role in the Swiss economy.
The city of Fribourg (in French) and Freiburg (in German) is the bilingual capital of the Swiss Canton of Fribourg and the district of Sarine . It is located on the banks of the River Sarine / Saane on the Swiss plateau, and is an important economic, administrative, and educational center on the cultural border between the German- and French-speaking regions of Switzerland. Fribourg is known for its cultural plurality, its university and its gastronomy. The increasing number of students living in Fribourg has also had an invigorating eff ect on what it has to off er culturally and artistically as well as its night life. Fribourg is especially popular with students: its bilingualism (French and German) present a major plus for students keen on picking up an additional language. Besides, Fribourg serves as a link between the German- and French-speaking regions of Switzerland, which is clearly in its culture.
The Swiss railway network extends over 20,300 km (12,600 miles), not including an additional 2,000 (1,240 miles) of private railways. Its public transportation system belongs to the best worldwide as it integrates train, bus and boat travel seamlessly and offers high levels of comfort.
Depending on your traveling plans, there are different types of tickets available. For more information, please visit the Swiss Railway website.
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Cost for flights is about 1,200 USD for a return ticket.
You must ensure that your insurance covers all major risks in Switzerland (especially health insurance, international coverage).
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