Semester abroad | Hotel management abroad

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Study abroad program

Spend a term in Switzerland

Gain college credits in the heart of Europe

You won't miss a beat with our Study Abroad program, open to students majoring in hospitality management or business who want to gain international experience with us in Switzerland. Experience a vibrant, international community without extending the duration of your study.

Our flexible curriculum empowers you to create your own customized educational journey. Providing you with strong foundations in business administration and hospitality, our diverse specializations are endorsed by some of the world’s most respected business and industry leaders. Our degree is accredited by Northwood University USA, which leaves you fully qualified and ready to make your mark!

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How does it work?

Choose from three options and three starting dates

Learn 3

• Choose a term and spend three months in the classroom. Customize your term by choosing up to five courses (15 credits), plus an optional language.

Learn 6

• Choose two terms and spend six months in the classroom. Customize your term by choosing up to five courses (15 credits), plus an optional language.

Learn 6 Work 6

• Choose two terms and spend six months in the classroom, followed by a four to 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.

Explore, travel, and discover!

On the shores of Lake Geneva, Montreux offers stunning views of the Alps and the terraced vineyards of Lavaux. Benefiting from a unique microclimate, the city has an undeniable Mediterranean flair. The region is especially rich in cultural and international events, including the legendary Montreux Jazz Festival and the Christmas Market. Montreux is the perfect starting point to explore Lake Geneva on a steamboat, go hiking in the nearby Alps, or speed down a ski slope.

Lifelong friendships at Hotel Institute Montreux

Join a vibrant community

From yoga to cocktail master classes, themed banquets to ski trips, no matter what time of year you choose to study at Hotel Institute Montreux, there will be plenty to keep you busy! Expand your horizons as you interact with students from all around the world both inside and outside the classroom.

Find out more about student life

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