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Semester in Switzerland

Learn in the creative heart of Swiss hospitality

Semester in Switzerland is an opportunity for students from other schools majoring in hospitality management or business to gain international and practical experience.
Gain credits while you immerse yourself in one of Switzerland’s most beautiful regions and join a vibrant community of students and faculty from around the world!


How does it work

  • 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 3, 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.
  • Customize your semester by choosing up to 5 courses (15 credits) and add a language (optional).

How do I apply?

Include these documents:

  • High-school diploma (if currently on gap year)

  • Latest transcripts

  • If already enrolled at a different university, a letter from your home university confirming the courses to be taken at Hotel Institute Montreux

Requirements :

  • Applicants must be 18 years old or over

  • English language proficiency of TOEFL 550 or IELTS 5.5 or equivalent (except for students coming from English speaking universities)

For all questions, please contact

What is included?

  • Full board (accommodation in a shared standard double room and meals)
  • All tuition and study materials
  • Health Insurance
  • Selection of excursions
  • 15 credits/semester (Plus optional language)
  • A Study Abroad certificate