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The University is centered at three physical locations which are called the Valaire campus, the Haute-Nendaz campus and the Super-Nendaz campus. University Members generally live, sleep, and eat at the campus where they study. Thus, students of language and linguistics live at the Language Center complex of Super-Nendaz. The Members of the Center for Rapport Psychology live at the Haute-Nendaz complex. All others live around the Valaire campus, mainly in old Sion. On all three campuses, wives, families, and friends can be accommodated in the apartments of Members. If not themselves students, they will be charged 60% of the total comprehensive fee or $300 per month, which includes the lodgings, meals, travel credit, and certain other privileges of Members in respect to swimming pools, tennis courts, concerts, movies, etc.

A blueprint of a typical apartment at Super-Nendaz is reproduced here. It is given over to two students. Views from the apartment take in the brilliant sun, deep snows, rocks, and pine forests that form the winter and spring settings.

Equally comfortable, new, and well maintained are the living quarters at Haute-Nendaz. In Sion, the University affords a combination of new apartments of the same kind and lodgings with householders. The latter are under annual contracts with the University. High standards are assured. By contracting for long terms, the University prevents a rapid influx of non-University persons who would deprive its Members of facilities and increase the price of housing. It is also of interest to University Members to help combat inflationary trends caused by the growth of the University community.


The householders of Sion do not ordinarily provide cooking facilities, but the apartments of all three levels do have kitchens where Members can prepare their own meals when they do not wish to use the restaurants, snack bars, or cafes.

The cuisine at Super-Nendaz is SwissAmerican. American tastes are taken into consideration also by the restaurants at Haute-Nendaz and Sion with whom the University has made arrangements as suppliers to the University Community.


Included in the comprehensive tuition fee is, of course, food. The University has made every effort to assure food of a quality superior in raw and cooked form to that typical of American dormitory and cafeteria dining places. It has also sought to extend the variety of cuisines and of settings for dining Meanwhile it has sought to guard against threats of nflation.

Accordingly, it has devised a kind of currency which is issued to student and faculty in amounts sufficient to cover a normal healthy American's dietary and bulk needs. The currency is accepted in the restaurant, snack-bar, and food-shop of Super-Nendaz. It is accepted at several restaurants, snack-bars, and food shops at Haute-Nendaz, and in a number of similar locations in the town of Sion. Surpluses, if any, can be used in other shops or cafes for supplies, drinks, etc.


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