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Student Ambassador Jihad El Rassy picks four great reasons why the cultural diversity on campus adds so much enrichment to life at Les Roches.
There’s a reason why Les Roches is the Guinness World Record holder for the ‘most nationalities in a swimming pool’. It’s simply due to the focus that the school has on creating a diverse and multicultural environment on campus.
I could write a book about all the ways our ‘united nations’ makes studying at this school so amazing. But I’ll settle for just four:
Around 100 different nationalities study, socialize and enjoy the Swiss life together in the beautiful Alpine village of Bluche. The school’s management also ensures that all these different cultures are embraced through the food which is served at the different restaurants and outlets on campus.
And once every semester we can enjoy one of the biggest and most eagerly-anticipated events: ‘Cultural Night’. This is a uniquely themed night featuring student-led food & beverage stalls providing delicacies from all around the world, alongside cultural performances which take the night away.
As students, how do we benefit from this cultural diversity? By meeting and building connections with the multinational student body, we can understand these cultures better, as well as forging friendships with people from every corner of the world.
After being immersed in such a multicultural nature and diverse environment, it also becomes much easier to travel to different countries, since you will invariably have a friend who either calls the country home or knows it very well, and so can guide you.
All in all, even though Les Roches will no doubt keep focusing on maintaining the diversity and multicultural nature around campus, in a way it’s something that comes naturally. By this I mean that most, if not all, of the students and even faculty are inspired by the vast range of cultures here.
And after we leave campus for the last time, we will always have the lifelong bonds which we’ve forged with friends from all over the world; people we met in this little village we call home. That is why Les Roches is not just a school, it’s a way of life.
Jihad El Rassy BBA 6 Student Ambassador
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