Everybody who is connected to BSL – close or distant – is an important part of bringing our shared mission alive. As such, each of us signs a personal commitment as a stakeholder of BSL to our desire of collaborating towards a better world.
None of us claims to be perfect – we are all on a personal and shared journey of learning and as such, rather than seeking perfection, we use these values to guide our personal and institutional development.
“There is no planet B.”- 50+20
“The day we stop learning, we start dying.” - Unknown
While these values are related to the BSL mission and serve as a guiding basis for our way of collaborating and working together while at BSL, we fully recognize and acknowledge that each individual or organization engaging with BSL carries their own values that may go above and beyond what we have jointly established here.
It is our hope that our values do not contradict or violate any such values. Should this nonetheless be the case, please do let us know: firstname.lastname@example.org, at the attention of the BSL leadership team. We see both our mission and values as a continuous process of evolution.
“If you don’t risk anything, you risk even more.” – Erika Jong
“It is better to ask for forgiveness than for permission.” - Ignacio de Loyola
TRANSLATING OUR VALUES INTO OBSERVABLE BEHAVIOR
A wonderful way to engage with our values is to set development goals for us individually or as teams.
BSL advises students to budget a minimum of CHF 2500 per month for expenses related to food, accommodation, local travel/commuting, school textbooks, social/entertainment, and medical insurance.
Estimated costs – please note these are estimations of monthly costs which vary depending on the student’s budget and lifestyle:
- Monthly accommodation estimate: CHF 1000 – CHF 2,500
- Monthly food expenses estimate: CHF 600 – CHF 800
- Monthly travel expenses estimate: CHF 100 – CHF 250
- Monthly medical insurance estimate: CHF 300 – CHF 500
Please note that every student in Switzerland must be insured by a medical and accident insurance company in Switzerland, even if you already have an international travel insurance. (BSL can help you find an insurance company if you do not already have insurance in Switzerland).
Accommodation during your studies
As Lausanne is a popular place to study, it can be difficult to find a place to live. To avoid problems in finding accommodation, we strongly suggest you to start your research at least three months before the starting date.
Apartments / Rooms for rent
Here are a few websites that you can consult:
Housing for BSL Students
As of September 2015, limited housing will be made available to all BSL students. Available are 7 shared and fully equipped apartments and 1 single fully equipped apartment, all 25m from the academic institution. Prices that you will find below include electricity, water, heating and internet fees. These prices are per room in the apartment and range from 1448CHF to 1848CHF with room 1 being the least expensive and room 17 the most. We truly hope that you will find an apartment to your liking. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions with regards to these apartments.
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