Term abroad / 13th Grade

Winter Course

In many parts of the world, students have long holidays from January.  Why not use that time to get a taste for boarding school life on our Winter Course?

Students follow regular classes with the other students, taking French and other High School subjects too. They are fully integrated into boarding school life and can experience living with students from many different countries. Aside from the academic programme, Winter Course students can participate in clubs and school activities and enjoy the ski / winter sports programme. 

Who knows? You may enjoy it so much you may want to come back for the school year!

Information about the Winter Course can be found here.

Enjoy our ski week film.


Term abroad

Would you like to take time out of your regular school and have an international experience for just one or two terms? 

At Brillantmont, it is possible to study:

  • from September to December; 
  • from January to June;
  • and for students from Japan, from April to June. 

If you plan to return to your regular school afterwards, we work closely with them to ensure that your programme of studies at Brillantmont fits with your programme back home. 

You'll be studying and living alongside our students who are here for the complete academic year. Since we are a small school, we're sure you'll soon feel at home and settle in, whichever time of year you arrive.

Spending a term abroad enables you to have an international learning experience in a new environment, to make friends from all over the world, to improve your language skills and to fully embrace all the extra-curricular activities and excursions proposed. 

Who knows? You may want to extend and stay for the whole year!

Study year abroad in Lausanne Switzerland


13th Grade / Gap Year/ Post High School

Have you successfully completed your High School and are planning to take a 13th Grade / Postgraduate year? 

  • Maybe you're not quite ready to leave home and want to take a 13th Grade in a secure, supportive environment, in which you can gain independence and responsibility?
  • Are you looking to take productive year out, studying new subjects or developing your passion, in a boarding school environment, which offers many opportunities to try new things? 
  • Would you like to discover Switzerland and neighbouring countries whilst preparing for the next stage in your life?

The Post High School Programme at Brillantmont International School is designed for students who have successfully completed their High School studies and wish to experience an enriching 13th year of study in Europe before going on to university. 

It is personalised to the student and depends on his /her achievements to date, his / her university plans and his / her objectives for the year. All students live in the boarding school and are expected to live by the rules but become fully immersed in all the opportunities the school offers to develop inside and outside the classroom.

Contact Us

If you have any questions or need assistance, our Admissions Team is ready to help in any way they can. Telephone +41 21 310 0400 or contact admissions@brillantmont.ch

We look forward to seeing you!