February 2016  
The American School in Switzerland

Computer for ISIS Survivor
Teenage girl once kidnapped by ISIS now using a TASIS-provided computer to fight back

TASIS is honored to play a small role in improving the life of a 16-year-old Iraqi girl who has survived a nightmare few can conceive of.

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Ski Week 2016
Incredible snow totals make for a memorable TASIS Ski Week [see highlight video]

How did TASIS handle nearly six feet of snow in one week? Read the article and watch Milo Zanecchia’s excellent video to find out.

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60th Anniversary
TASIS Kicks Off 60th anniversary Celebrations

We’ve launched a 60th microsite that details events leading up to our exciting celebration in August. An engaging multimedia section features an interactive historical timeline, a TASIS history quiz, “Then and Now” photos from campus, and an archive of videos and photographs.

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De Nobili During WWII

How Villa de Nobili Helped Turn the Tide of WWII

As we celebrate 60 years of TASIS history, we take a look back at the incredible story of how the most iconic building on campus, Villa de Nobili, served as a hive of anti-Nazi and anti-Fascist activity throughout World War II.

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Muzzano Sports Center

TASIS opens Muzzano Sports Center, provides major boost to athletic program

The versatile sports center will provide TASIS a massive indoor playing area, two multi-use dance studios, a large fitness center, and more.

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Model United Nations 2016
Paul ’18 reflects on her first Model UN conference

TASIS sophomore Tanya Paul penned an impressive account of her transformative trip to the Netherlands for The Hague International Model United Nations conference.

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Exchange Program  

Vecoli '17 bridges TASIS Switzerland and TASIS England with innovative exchange program

TASIS junior Laura Vecoli has created an exchange program that will send 10 TASIS students from Switzerland to England this month.

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Alumni Notes Mongolia  

Alumni Notes: Winter 2016

We love to showcase alumni notes as they come in throughout the year. Read about some of the great things TASIS graduates have been up to, and let us know if you have a story to share.

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Italy Artwork Exhibit  

Essenzialmente L'Italia Exhibition Opens

This exhibition of outstanding student and faculty artwork from fall Academic Travel trips to Venice, Rome, and Florence will be displayed in the Ferit ┼×ahenk Fine Arts Center until April.

Be sure to also check out some more incredible work from TASIS’s student photographers—including stunning studio portraits, fascinating Photo-Mandalas, and a “Typical Week at TASIS” photo book.


Social Media Spotlight 

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  This stunning shot of Lake Lugano from Yifan Xia ’17 has more than 200 likes on our Instagram page.

Also check out TASIS Moments from Instagram, a new book featuring many of our best shots.

  Follow All Roads Lead to TASIS to meet many of the colorful characters who make every day at TASIS an interesting one.  

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Upcoming Alumni Reunions
FEB "Meet and Mentor" Reception in London
18 London, England
apr Class of 1975 - 40-Year Reunion | April 29-May 1
29 Los Angeles, California, USA
apr All-Class Reunion
30 Los Angeles, California, USA
jun Class of 2006 - 10-Year Reunion | June 10-12
10 Lugano, Switzerland
jun Late 1970s Faculty Reunion | June 24-26
24 Massachusetts, USA
jul Class of 1986 - 30-Year Reunion |July 8-10
8 Denver, Colorado, USA
aug Postgraduate Class of 1966 - 50-Year Reunion | August 18-21
18 Lugano, Switzerland
aug All-Class Reunion Celebrating the 60th Anniversary of TASIS | August 19-20
19 Lugano, Switzerland
aug Class of 1996 - 20-Year Reunion
19 Lugano, Switzerland
oct Class of 1966 - 50-Year Reunion | October 14-16
14 New Orleans, Louisiana, USA


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