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Earth Science Adventures in the Alps

Living Arrangements

Housing

  • Single room with one bathroom shared by two rooms at a new residence hall, StudentLodge in Bern-Wankdorf City. Students may request roommates during the pre-departure process.
  • Wireless internet available in rooms and common areas throughout the building
  • Shared kitchenette available
  • Rooms will be cleaned once a week.
  • Sheets and towels are provided; towels will be changed once a week, and sheets will have to be washed by the students.
  • Laundry available in the building
  • The tram station close to the student residence provides a quick and easy access to the city. The classroom can be reached within 20 minutes by public transportation.
  • Housing arrangements are subject to change based on local circumstances without prior notice. No price adjustments are possible.

Included Meals

  • Welcome dinner upon arrival
  • Farewell dinner at end of program

Classroom and Computer Access

  • Classroom space at the Cevi Region Bern Pavilion
  • There is no computer lab available - plan to bring a laptop.
  • Wireless access may be intermittent due to local conditions. No refunds or price adjustments are possible.

Transportation

  • Transportation by private bus to and from Zurich Airport to the student housing is included in the program. Two different pick-up times will be arranged based on the most common flight arrival times.
  • A local transportation pass for Bern and a Swiss half fare card will be provided for each student.
  • Transportation for all out of town excursions

Phones

  • Information about how to obtain a local SIM card will be provided at the pre-departure orientation.
  • Students will be responsible to purchase their own calling time/minutes.

Insurance, Health, and Safety

  • Comprehensive insurance package with CareMed
  • An in-depth orientation will be given on the morning after arrival, including health and safety procedures.
  • Program partner staff will be available by telephone after hours.
  • All students must register for UC travel insurance. This is free coverage, but registration is required prior to departure.