Education: Geneva to Greenwich

Motoring across Europe in 1929, when Europe seemed far from war, two young American women, Mount Holyoke's Mildred Burgess and Syracuse University's Marguerite M. Lux, decided it would be nice to open a college for U. S. girls in Switzerland. There girls could combine study with music, art, mountain climbing, skiing and meeting charming young Europeans. The Misses Burgess and Lux got Eleanor Roosevelt, Newton D. Baker and other bigwigs to sponsor their college, opened it in Geneva in the fall of 1930 with 25 students at $1,500 a head.

Snug in a chateau facing Lake Geneva and Mont Blanc, students of...

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