Did you know that the symbol of the International Committee of the Red Cross, namely the Red Cross, is in fact based on the Swiss flag? The Swiss national flag, red with a white cross, was inverted in honour of the Swiss nationality of the Red Cross founder Henry Dunant. The image of a Red Cross on a white background is internationally recognised as the original protection symbol, and has been so since its 1864 inception at the Geneva Convention.
There?s so much more to discover about life in Switzerland. It's fortunate that this land-locked European nation offers it all to guests in terms of alpine scenery, hearty cuisine and a healthy, natural environment. For those who just can't get enough of Switzerland, why not stay on and extend your visit for a French course Switzerland or a German course Switzerland. There are many schools in Switzerland offering linguistic sojourns, and students from all around the world are able to take the chance of a lifetime by studying at an English summer camp or a French course Montreux. With courses in both town and country, you?ll be able to get back to natural basics whilst improving your French, German or English.
Lonely Planet writes glowingly in their online guide, "if you could travel through only one European country, which might you choose? Italy? France? Germany? How about a taste of three in one? That can only mean Switzerland!? They've hit the nail right on the head with that summary! All that's left for you to do is find out more for yourself. Forget a French course Lyon, Paris or Bordeaux -- the answer for your French studies lies somewhere in the snow-capped mountains of Switzerland!