Dates and Venue
• Deadline for grant application: April 25, 2012 (Student applications are closed)
• Grant notification: May 4, 2012
• Deadline for registration: May 15, 2012
• Summer school starts: July 1st, 2012
• Summer school ends: July 6, 2012
The venue for this event is Leysin, a mountain village and resort in the Swiss Alps, close to the Lake of Geneva: http://www.leysin.ch/en/
Thanks to its revolving restaurant Kuklos located at 2,048 m on top of La Berneuse, and accessible by cable-car, Leysin (1,264 m) offers the possibility to enjoy a unique 360° panorama of Alpine peaks: Eiger, Mont-Blanc, Matterhorn and Dents du Midi.
Leysin boasts two sports centers offering groups and individuals a large range of indoor and outdoor sports: swimming pool, skating rink, tennis, squash, climbing wall, fitness room, polysports hall...
Leysin is also well-known for its three highly reputed international schools that offer high-quality education. Hundreds of young people from all over the world study in Leysin, thus giving the village an international and cosmopolitan atmosphere.
For activities in Leysin see http://www.leysin.ch/en/sport_leisure/activities/summer
Geneva Airport is the closest. It is app. 100 km from Leysin or two hours by train (with only one stopover).
Zürich airport is 240 km from Leysin.
From Geneva Airport take the train towards Lausanne-Brigue-Italy. Get off at Aigle. At the Aigle station take the small local train to Leysin. It's a mountain train. Get off at Leysin Vermont (the small station next to Leysin Village). Walk to the hotel.
If you notify us of your arrival time, we will arrange a bus to pick you up at the Leysin Vermont station.
For schedules, please access www.cff.ch
On A9 highway take exit 17 Aigle, follow to Aigle city center, then follow road signs for Leysin.
The Summer school is held at the Mercure Classic Hotel in Leysin, a modern 4-star hotel with 68 rooms in the center of the village.
Accommodation for participants is either at the Mercure Classic hotel itself, or at the adjacent IBIS Budget Comfort Hotel (across the road and connected by an underground pathway). Both hotels are run by the same management. Hotel facilities include free access to the nearby public swimming pool.