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Western Switzerland is a privileged location for all those who wish to receive a first class education. The region indeed accommodates the biggest concentration of private schools in the world, reflecting the multicultural and multilingual context that characterises it. Thus, in Geneva alone there are 1.37 international schools for 100,000 inhabitants, ahead of Brussels (1.10) or Singapore (0.21).
These institutes dispense special schooling or complete education up to university levels in most languages. Certain are world renowned for the exclusive education they dispense in general culture, the hotel business or in yet other fields.
Furthermore, certain private schools are reserved for children of expatriates who can profit from their short or medium-term mandates to offer their children a good education, adapted to the exams they will have to pass in their home country. In an international comparison, the schooling of most of these establishments offers an unmatched quality-price ratio (e.g. schooling expenses of 15,061 US$ in the English primary schools).