General Packing List
Packing for a YWAM school is a unique challenge that requires hard work and dedication. We are sending you this list to help you as you prepare to come. You can do it!
*Bedding is supplied during your time in Lausanne, so you won’t need to bring a pillow or bedsheets with you.
**You will be sharing a bedroom with 3-7 other roommates with limited storage space, so keep this in mind as well while you pack! J
Outreach Phase (if applicable)
*Not absolutely necessary, but helpful in many outreach locations if you have these.
BCC Packing List
Here are some guidelines to follow when packing to come for the BCC. Please keep in mind that storage space is limited both in Lausanne and on the road, so pack lightly.
Swiss student visas are required for all international students joining a program that is longer than 90 days. Students carrying passports from New Zealand, Singapore, Japan or an EU nation are able to apply for student visas after arriving in Switzerland.
When your visa is approved you will be issued with an entry visa. When you arrive in Switzerland you will need to register your visa. It costs approx 170 CHF to register your student visa here (you can pay with credit card)
In accordance to the Swiss Federal Law on health insurance, every one in Switzerland needs to be insured. You will be required to pay 86 CHF/month to cover this agreement. For further information please read this (web page link)
Please bring 2-3 passport sized photos with you. These are required when registering your student visa in Switzerland, and when applying for a visa to join an outreach in another country.
When you enter Switzerland, it is important you bring the acceptance letter you received from us.
As you pack your passport, please bring a photocopy of your passport too (just in case you lose your passport while away from home).
Before your application can be finalized, it is important you have read and agreed to the following partnership agreements.
Here is more information about the community living standards.
Here is more information about the financial policy for your school fees.
You agreed to be registered with SwissCare before you arrive, and have to pay the monthly cost of health insurance. Here is more information about your health insurance.
Here is all the information that you need to prepare before you come.
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This video will show you how to meet YWAM staff at the Geneva (GVA) airport and how to take the train to Lausanne.