Student Life and Facilities


Maharishi International School is situated in the heart of Europe in a city which combines the richness of culture with the dynamism of international business and finance. International students will find a warm welcome from the people of Switzerland who are known for their hospitality to the world family and their love of tradition and peace.

The City of Zurich, with the highest quality of life in the world, is home to a rich variety of scenic and historic attractions: outstanding art galleries, theatres, opera, modern museums as well as picturesque shopping areas and artisans’ streets.

Zürich’s well-preserved Old Town, on the banks of the Limmat River, is home to countless places of interest. The grassy banks of Zürich’s rivers and lake draw many visitors especially to the beautiful parks and arboretums. Amongst these the Chinese Garden of Zürich, one of the most important Chinese gardens outside of China.

Recreational opportunities abound in Zurich with eighteen municipal lakeside, riverside and open-air swimming areas, sports centers and countless hiking and bike routes. In less than an hour from the city one can reach the largest waterfall in Europe while a trip to the snow and perpetual ice of the Alps with breathtaking views is just a short distance away.

In addition to climbing, skiing, snowboarding, hiking, sailing, swimming students will also find two modern recreational centers with full exercise and training equipment and classes available. Students interested in natural health will find an in-house spa offering Ayurvedic massage treatments that is operated as a complement to the school’s health curriculum.


Nestled in the Three Countries of Germany, France and Switzerland, Basel is a city full of surprises. The city canton with roughly 170,000 inhabitants and a 2000-year history is located on the bend of the Rhine on the borders with France and Germany.
There is the seat of the Maharishi International School, very central located, easy reachable with two nice rooms.

Discovering Basel is a feast for all the senses. In this former centre of humanist scholarship, art and culture still occupy an important position. With the city's enormous range of culinary and cultural offerings, every visitor can be sure of enjoying himself to the full.

The range of events held in Basel leaves no wish unfulfilled. With world fairs such as BASELWORLD (watches, clocks and jewellery), the art fair ART Basel and outstanding sporting events, Basel offers its visitors all the advantages of a modern event city.

The city has the oldest university of the Swiss Confederation (1460), more than 30 museums, the country's first Musical Theater, a theatre of international importance, and countless small theatres. Roughly 1000 concerts take place each year. Basel is well known for its music and jazz festivals with top-class performers and its small but excellent music clubs.

The people of Basel feel strongly attracted to the Old Town, for it is a testimony to their past. Besides being one of the best preserved and most beautiful in Europe, the Old Town of Basel is where the very soul of the city is revealed. History becomes tangible here.

Basel is both proud and very aware of its history, but at the same time is receptive to everything new. Basel also has a good deal to offer in the field of architecture.

Basel never misses a chance to celebrate. Like the famous Fasnacht carnival, which lasts only three days but for which the city prepares itself for 362 days with fervent energy and unbounded creativity.

Another source of ardent enthusiasm are the matches of the popular FC Basel football club and other sporting highlights. For Basel is the sporting centre of Switzerland.

Basel is also the seat of the pharmaceutical industry and a trade fair and congress centre. The oldest fair has been held here since 1471: the Autumn Fair.

The neighbouring Cantons of Basel-Landschaft and Solothurn, France's Alsace and Germany's Southern Baden form an enormous nearby recreational area with endless leisure possibilities.