Institut Monte Rosa – International School

57, av. de Chillon
CH-1820 Territet/Montreux

Phone: +41 21 965 45 45
Fax: +41 21 965 45 46

Winter Holiday Courses

Swiss Holidays

DATE OF COURSE From January 5th to February 5th, 2016

English and French

Students are placed in classes according to their level




Discover winter courses at Monte Rosa

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At Institut Monte Rosa, even the holidays involve the joy of learning: A special and very popular feature offered by our school are its summer and winter Swiss holidays, "an international lifestyle experience" where students can learn to live with girls and boys from other nations through sports,outdoor activities and language training (French or English). A great variety of programs allows students to obtain self-assurance and to understand and appreciate each other. 

  • In the morning, students may choose one or two languages and are placed in the various classes according to their previous knowledge.
  • Afternoons are set aside for active leisure, cultural events and a variety of sports activities.

The winter courses enable boys and girls to learn a language or perfect their linguistic skills in an international atmosphere, with an accompanying program of skiing and other sports.

At the same time, pupils have an opportunity to personalize their studies by attending a choice of regular school year classes. Monte Rosa: an intelligent way of spending a holiday with unforgettable memories.

Winter courses

Foreign languages

During winter holiday, students may choose French and English as foreign languages. Intensives courses are given every mornings during their stay.

Other subjects on request

Students are interviewed and then placed in a class suited to their level (from beginner to advanced) and ability. Each student has 20 lessons per week in groups of 6-12 pupils. The teaching method places the main emphasis on oral and written language practice, together with grammar, comprehension and phonetics.

Private classes

Supplementary private lessons can be arranged on request for more personalized tuition in the chosen or another language.


Students are encouraged to complete a project in the form of an illustrated composition, before the end of their stay, in order to qualify for a certificate.

Ski/snowboard program

Pupils are assigned to groups suited to their level. Ski / snowboard lessons are available for beginners and intermediate skiers.

Our ski resorts

Our private school offers a wide range of destinations for our ski/snowboard activities. Our goal is to provide several places to visit for our pupils. Students who do not know Switzerland yet, will discover beautiful landscapes in world-famous ski resorts, such as:

  • Morgins
  • Rochers-de-Naye
  • Leysin
  • Ovronnaz
  • Les Diablerets
  • Villars
  • Col des Mosses
  • Champéry
  • La Lécherette
  • Les Crosets
  • Verbier
  • Gstaad
  • Crans-Montana

Many other sporting and recreational activities are available. Do not hesitate to contact us to obtain further information about the activities we offer.

Ski/snowboard and cultural visits


At Monte Rosa, ski/snowboard and cultural activities are organized every Sunday and four half-days per week. Our school is happy to introduce these famous Swiss places to the students:

  • Berne
  • Geneva
  • Les Crosets
  • Verbier
  • Gstaad
  • Crans Montana
  • Morgins
  • Rochers-de-Naye
  • Ovronnaz
  • Les Diablerets
  • Col des Mosses
  • La Lécherette
  • Barboleusaz
  • Leysin
  • Lausanne
  • Villars
  • Champéry
  • Monthey

Example of one day at Monte Rosa

Sunday, 18th January 2015

08:00 Wake up
08:30 - 09:00

Room control and supervision

Ski program


Departure for the ski excursion to VERBIER
All students must have the following equipement:

  • helmet
  • ski goggles
  • sun glasses
  • gloves

Ski with your group leader or in small groups of students for experienced skiers/boarders. Do not leave marked runs.

Collect your ski passes and ski maps from the teachers, at the same time you will receive instructions about lessons and groups.

16:30 Final meeting
19:00 Dinner
19:30 - 20:30 Study / Free time
22:00 Lights out for all students

Included services

Our winter holiday program includes the following services for each registration:

•Full-board and service
•Academic assistance
•Ski excursions including ski-tickets
•Sporting and social activities according to daily programs

Non-included services


Some options and extra activities are not included in our standard weekly price. These are mentioned in the Application Form, such as:

•Transfer to and from Geneva airport (on request)
•Obligatory accident insurance (on request)
•Laundry (laundry must be clearly marked)
•Pocket money (on request)
•Ski rental

An application fee of CHF 100.- and a refundable deposit of CHF 500.- are required at the time of application. Payment of fees must be settled before commencement of courses, or before for students needing confirmation of full payment for visa purposes.