• promote cultural and economic presence of Switzerland abroad
  • facilitate the access to schools and professional training abroad and/or in Switzerland
  • strengthen the relationship with the homeland

The Swiss schools and the Swiss education projects abroad receive a financial support from Switzerland provided they meet the requirements of the Federal Act of 9 October 1987 on Promoting the Education of Young Swiss Abroad (Swiss Abroad Education Act).


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Foundation for Young Swiss Abroad (FYSA)

  • is a registered Swiss charity that offers Swiss children living abroad the opportunity to have a holiday in their home country, irrespective of their financial circumstances, thereby creating strong links with Switzerland.
  • is an organisation that brings together Swiss children between 8 and 14 years old from all seven continents, allowing them to form new friendships and ties.The organisation promotes mutual understanding and support that transcends cultural and linguistic barriers.
  • provides help for Swiss children living in areas affected by natural disasters and conflict


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