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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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Two Boarding School Students talk about Ski Week

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Ski Week is a favorite annual tradition at Brillantmont International School. Every year, students take a whole week out of their term to travel into the breathtaking Swiss Alps, stay at a beautiful hotel, and ski or snowboard all week! Whether you are a beginner or advanced skier, this week will further develop your skills in the snow and is guaranteed to be packed with fun. This year’s trip was another great success. The students had a blast on the mountain and they are already talking about going back again next year. Below are some comments on the experience from two students, one from Mexico and one from Brazil.

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My Model United Nations Experience

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Every year a group of hard working Brillantmont boarding students heads to a Model United Nations conference to test their skills in debate and public presentation. This year, our group attended the conference in the Hague. After experiencing this one-of-a-kind challenge, three students came back to Brillantmont and shared with us how this experience influenced them. The following are some highlights from these conversations.

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Model United Nations - a learning opportunity at Swiss boarding school

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For over 20 years, one of the most popular extra-curricular activities at Brillantmont has been Model United Nations, otherwise known as MUN. MUN is a simulation conference where students from all over the world are allocated a country, create a delegation and represent that country’s views on current international issues on the United Nations agenda. With the help of the schools they come from, students research, write resolutions and then go to the conference to defend the interests of that country.

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Inside Brillantmont's Eventful Reading Week

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Last week was Reading Week at Brillantmont International School. This has become an annual tradition at our Swiss boarding school and the focus this year was on drama! Every year we select a special theme and build a week of experiences around it. For instance, one year the focus was on poetry, and another year it was fantasy. Have you experienced a Reading Week while attending boarding school? What were some of your favorite memories or activities from this week?

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Austrian delights!

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This October break the school went to Austria for five days but before that we made a stop in the beautiful city of Salzburg for one day. We all had the opportunity to go to a salt mine and had a good time sliding in the mines.

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Tips for a First Time Boarder

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One of our recent blog articles, The Pain of Separation: A Parent’s Concern, addressed the anxiety that parents often deal with when separated from their boarding student. This article provides a few tips for both parents and students to help make the initial transition into boarding school smoother.

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Echoes of Hogwarts: the Houses of our International School in Lausanne

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Just as the houses of Hogwarts - Gryffindor, Ravenclaw, Hufflepuff & Slytherin - brought students together and created close-knit communities within a large school, so the houses of Brillantmont foster a sense of family and belonging. 

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Why Study in Lausanne: Capital of Sports

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Thousands of parents from all over the world choose to send their children to boarding school in Switzerland. Known for its security, rich cultural opportunities and excellent educational offerings, Swiss international boarding schools are some of the best in the world. 

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Remembering this Year's Extra-curricular Activities & Excursions

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Since the beginning of the year, Brillantmont International School has been filled with exciting and memorable activities. This article will highlight a few of these and give you a sense of the incredible opportunities that Brillantmont has to offer as a top international school in Switzerland! 

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