Important information
The Swiss Association of Language Travel Agents (SALTA) was dissolved on 31 December 2016 and will now be run in the form of an interest group (IG). An association structure was no longer considered appropriate due to the high degree of professionalisation in today’s Swiss language travel market.

In addition, networking between members is very good and the regular dialogue will be sure to continue thanks to the new IG structure. All members will remain in the Swiss travel guarantee fund.

Questions regarding language travel can be sent directly to the agencies listed.


From intensive courses to volunteer work

What type of course is right for me?

A language study abroad trip can take many forms. The right type of course depends on your learning goals and interests.


What type of course is right for me?

  • Standard course
  • Intensive course
  • Combination course
  • Self-training
  • In the teacher’s house
  • Diploma course
  • Language and activities
  • Work & Study
  • Internship
  • Volunteer work



Trend towards short, intensive courses

The demands of interested parties are shifting. The trend is towards shorter stays, as language travellers can learn a great deal in a two-week intensive course. An eight week course provides a deeper insight into the language and culture of the host country.


The focus is also more on the holistic experience of language, culture and activities. Socialising and enjoyment are top priorities. It is also clear that a host family is still the most popular form of accommodation. Work & Study programmes and social integration are always in demand – depending on level, these are taught with or without a language course.