Get to Know…Switzerland!

The national flag of Switzerland.

  • Official Name:  Confoederatio Helvetica
  • Languages:  German, French, Italian, Romansch
  • Capital:  Bern
  • Currency:  Swiss Franc
  • Area:  15,940 sq mi
  • Population:  8,014,000
  • Government:  Federal republic
  • Head of State:  Federal Council
  • National Anthem:  Swiss Psalm
  • Location:  Central Europe

Find out more about Switzerland here.

Here are some kid-friendly crafts related to Switzerland and its culture.


  • Jacob Ammann – leader of the Anabaptist religious group that would become known as the Amish
  • Jean Arp – founding member of the Dada surrealist movement
  • John Calvin – founder of the Calvinist theological movement
  • Louis Chevrolet – automobile engineer, founder of Chevrolet
  • Roger Federer – championship tennis player
  • Martina Hingis – championship tennis player
  • Paul Klee – painter
  • Henri Nestle – founder of the Nestle company
  • Jean-Jacques Rousseau – philosopher
  • Johanna Spyri – author of Heidi
  • William Tell – legendary folk hero
  • Huldrych Zwingli – leader of the Reformation in Switzerland

If you’d like to find out more about hosting a student from Switzerland or any of our other EF High School Year countries, fill out the form below and an EF representative will contact you within 48 hours.


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