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Summer Ecological Leadership Program in Switzerland

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TASIS - The American School in Switzerland:
TASIS - The American School in Switzerland is an international boarding school in the Swiss Alps that provides a 5-week summer leadership program for English speaking students (ages 14-18) from around the world. The TASIS Ecological Leadership Action Program (TELAP) is a challenging educational summer experience which carefully coordinates physical, emotional, intellectual, and ethical development. The course features various workshops and team-building activities that mostly take place outdoors. At the conclusion of the program, participants put into action what they have learned by means of a planned eco-action project in a European country. Our summer programs are set in the picturesque alpine village of Château-d’Oex, in the heart of French-speaking Switzerland. The village is 1 hour east of Lausanne, and is situated high in the Swiss Alps.

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TASIS Ecological Leadership Action Program (TELAP)
- Duration: 5 weeks
- for English-speaking students ages 14-18

Modules include:

Environmental Studies & Ecology
Students attend theoretical and practical sessions with ecological experts in their specific field.

Physiological Wellness & Nutrition
Understand how our bodies work and factors which determine physical fitness is an important part of this program.

First Aid & Rescue and Wilderness Survival Skills
The program includes theoretical and practical instruction by an expert emergency-rescue practitioner in basic First-Aid skills, including CPR techniques.

Outdoor Adventures & Team-Building Activities
Throughout the program, time is dedicated every day to outdoor physical activities such as:

- Hiking and biking mountain trails 
- Climbing, rock-climbing, and glacier-walking
- Canoeing, whitewater rafting, and kayaking
- Instruction on the basics of sailing
- Swimming, tennis, and horseback-riding
- Selective team-building exercises with obstacle courses and multiple high & low ropes courses
- Map work and orienteering workshops, including GPS instruction

Photography, Film-Making, Journalism & Social-Media Workshops
- How to use a digital camera to take high-quality photographs.
- How to film, edit, and choose video content to make one’s own videos.
- How to report events, issues, and trends through newspaper and magazine articles.
- How to use web-based technologies to interact, share, and communicate with the media and greater public for social effectiveness.

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Address: Château-d’Oex, Montreux, Switzerland
Some interested visitors submitting program inquiries to our school up to 2019-02-01 were from:

New York, USA;   Cairo, Egypt, Egypt;   China;   Monte Carlo, Monaco;   Hallandale, USA;   moscow, Russia;   Amman, Jordan;   Dallas,TX, USA;   Mumbai, India;   MEXICO CITY, Mexico;   and more.
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