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Brillantmont Graduate Gives Boarding Students a Taste for Nutrition

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There is no denying that food and nutrition are an integral part of life and essential to health. This year has seen the introduction of a nutrition class and cooking workshop under the umbrella of PSHE classes (Personal Social and Health Education).

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Lake Geneva, the Alps: Our Playground for Summer Course Sports

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As the Brillantmont Summer Course is fast approaching, many students from all over the world have already registered for the excellent language learning and sports activities. The BM summer school is well known for creating a great balance between studying and having fun. Whether your child is starting boarding school or university abroad for the first time in the fall and you want them to get a taste of what it is like to live away from family, or your child has been going to summer school abroad for a number of years already and can’t wait to go back again, our Summer Course has something for everyone.

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Interview with "Le Chef" on Dining at an International Summer School

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Summer school at Brillantmont has been a tradition for almost 40 years. Children from all over the globe gather in Lausanne, Switzerland to meet new friends, to experience living abroad without their family, try new sports and fun activities, and learn French or English. The course is designed for boys and girls ages 10-17. They have the choice of staying between two and six weeks. This year the course runs from Saturday the 8th of July to Saturday the 19th of August, with spaces still available from Saturday 22nd July.

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How Our Trip to Vietnam with Habitat for Humanity Changed Us

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One of the most popular clubs at Brillantmont International School is the Habitat for Humanity club. Every year they fundraise and make a trip to help build houses somewhere in the world. This year they took a  two week-long trip to Vietnam which proved to be an incredible experience for those students lucky enough to go along. Here are some photos and highlights from some of these students.

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An action-packed final term at Swiss boarding school

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The third term at Brillantmont International School is always a busy one and we often find ourselves wondering where the year has gone! This is the time of year when students are taking official examinations and setting their sights on future plans and goals. The most common exams taken by are students are the British IGCSE and A Levels or the American Advanced Placement exams.

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Summer School 2017: What Adventures are Waiting for your Child?

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Every year around this time, kids start to wish it was summer already. Enough with school and rain and snow…. Well guess what? Summer is closer than you think. Register now for the Brillantmont International School Summer Course 2017! Read More

Great Exam Preparation Tips for High School - Part 2

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This, the second installment of our exam preparation series, focuses on taking your exams effectively. We sat down with Mr. McClean to get the best tips for what to expect and what to do the day of your exams. Follow these recommendations to get the best scores possible while limiting your stress levels.

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Great Exam Preparation Tips - Part 1

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Here we are again, exams are coming up fast in all your classes and you start to feel overwhelmed with everything you have to do to prepare. This is totally normal. Even if you have been in school for a long time and do this every year, it can still be challenging to figure out how to prioritise your time, which subjects to tackle first and when to start studying. We are here to help you through this process as best we can. Both the teaching staff and the boarding staff know this is a stressful time of year. In order to get you started, we have put together a series of two blogs to give you some tips for exam preparation. This first blog will focus on early preparation. The following are five helpful tips:

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Beastie Hotels Welcomes Bugs from the Campus Grounds

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What, you may ask, is a beastie hotel? This spring, Mr. Kennedy, the Maths Co-ordinator, and Mrs. Brown, dreamt up an interdisciplinary project to engage the boarding school students outside the classroom. It was a joint environmental, PHSE, geography, and maths project to build hotels to attract and house various kinds of insects.

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Benefits of Summer School for International Students Going to College

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Families send their children to summer boarding school abroad for a wide variety of reasons, most of which we have written about on this blog. Sometimes it is to give them the opportunity to experience another country and culture. Sometimes it is with the hope that they will make connections and friends from all over the world. Sometimes it is to improve their language abilities, such as English or French at the Brillantmont Summer Course. Sometimes it’s simply to give their child a memorable, fun summer in a secure location like Switzerland.

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