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Lausanne, Switzerland

Lausanne is located in the heart of the French-speaking area of western Switzerland along the shores of majestic Lake Geneva. Founded originally by the Romans, the city boasts of a long history and offers visitors today a rich cultural life. Lausanne has a perfect blend of options for the urban dweller (restaurants, shops, and entertainment), but also appeals to outdoor enthusiasts (swimming, hiking, biking, and skiing) who love the rugged adventure that the Swiss Alps provide.

Its central location in Europe allows for easy train access to all the major cities of Europe: it is only 40 minutes from the Geneva airport, four hours from Paris by the high-speed train, and one hour from the best ski slopes in the Alps!

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About Lausanne

  • History
  • Living in Lausanne
  • Visiting Lausanne

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  • Courses
  • Book Lists
  • Library

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Visa Information

  • Academic Year
  • Fall/Spring
  • Summer

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Faculty and Staff

  • Meet the Staff
  • Faculty in Residence

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Vital Documents & Deadlines

  • Required Documents
  • Dates & Deadlines
  • Vital Document Checklists

Lausanne Program Contact

Pepperdine University
Av. Marc Dufour 15
CH-1007 Lausanne

Office Phone: 011-41-21-321-0996
Office Phone: 011-41-21-321-0909
Fax: 011-41-21-321-0908

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