Semester abroad

Semester abroad HIM


Semester abroad

We welcome students from other schools majoring in hospitality management or business to gain international and practical experience here with us in Switzerland.

Gain credits while you immerse yourself in one of Switzerland’s most beautiful regions, join a vibrant community of students from around the world!

How to join us

What are the application requirements?

Required documents:

  • High-school diploma for gap year students
  • University/College transcripts – Recommended minimum overall GPA of 2.6
  • If already enrolled, a letter from your home university confirming courses to be taken at Hotel Institute Montreux

Admissions requirements:

  • English language proficiency of TOEFL 550 or IELTS 6.0 or equivalent
  • Applicants must be 18 years old or over
When can I start?

There are 4 possible starting dates: January, April, July or October
Select one of these three options. Customize your semester by choosing up to five courses (15 credits), plus an optional language:

  • Learn 3: choose a term and spend three months in the classroom.
  • Learn 6, Work 6: choose two terms and spend six months in the classroom.
  • Learn 6, Work 6: choose two terms and spend six months in the classroom, followed by a six-month internship in Switzerland or worldwide. Our career coaches will help you every step of the way to help you make the most of your internship.
What do the fees include?
  • Full board (accommodation in a standard double room and meals)
  • All tuition and study materials
  • Health insurance
  • Selection of excursions
  • 15 credits/semester (plus optional language)


Semester abroad. Start a new journey

Join us in Switzerland for a semester