Services provided by the Organisation of the Swiss Abroad and partner institutions

The Organisation of the Swiss Abroad (OSA), a foundation governed by private law, is a centre of expertise for safeguarding the interests of Swiss citizens living abroad. Besides the publication of “Swiss Review”, it provides various services for Swiss citizens abroad in collaboration with its partner organisations.

Legal advice

Free advice on emigrating abroad and returning to Switzerland. – “Consultation” section


The website provides the opportunity to network with Swiss citizens all over the world.

Offers for young people

Organisation of sports and holiday camps, language courses, etc. for young Swiss abroad seeking a better understanding of their native country.
(age: 15 and up) – “Youth” section

Holiday camps for children

The FYSA helps Swiss children living abroad to spend their holidays in their home country. (age: 8 to 14)

Advice on education and training in Switzerland

Young Swiss abroad wishing to train or study in Switzerland receive support and guidance in selecting training and educational opportunities and making grant applications.

Contact OSA

Organisation of the Swiss Abroad (OSA)
Alpenstrasse 26
Tel. +41 31 356 61 00
Send mail


Auslandschweizer Organisation
Alpenstrasse 26
3006 Bern, Schweiz

tel +41 31 356 61 10
fax +41 31 356 61 01