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Ideal Location in the Heart of Lucerne City

BHMS is one of the world's leading hospitality schools, located in the heart of Lucerne, a vibrant and beautiful city in Switzerland.

The BHMS campus buildings and student residences are located in the heart of the beautiful city of Luzern, within walking-distance from each other and from the city center itself. Living and studying in the heart of this unique city enable students to enjoy the urban qualities as well as the charm and exclusivity of Luzern.

WHY SWITZERLAND?

Located in the heart of Europe, Switzerland offers some of the world's finest landscapes and the cultural heritage of a multilingual population. Switzerland is a safe and friendly country, making it an easy place for students to combine study with the discovery of the culture and people of this beautiful country. It is the ideal place for international students and is renowned for its high quality of life, central European location and reputation as the birthplace of hospitality. Without a doubt Switzerland presents the best conditions to study hospitality and tourism management.

The lifestyle in Switzerland is of an exceptional quality and with an infrastructure that makes student life a fantastic experience. Switzerland offers a vast range of cultural and sporting activities and is the perfect base from which to explore Europe.

The transport and tourism infrastructures in Switzerland are amongst the best in the world making it very easy and comfortable to travel around the country. Major Swiss cities are all located within one to three hours by train or car! Centrally situated in Europe, Switzerland gives you the opportunity to visit and experience other European cities, such as Paris, London and Milan.

Switzerland’s mountains, valleys, lakes and glaciers offer students year-round opportunities for individual and team outdoor activities. World-renowned exhibitions such as the Geneva motor show and festivals take place throughout the calendar year satisfying all cultural tastes in music from pop to jazz to classical. In short, Switzerland offers an extensive range of sporting and cultural activities

Switzerland enjoys a long tradition of educating future leaders in hospitality and a reputation for educational excellence. In particular, Swiss hotel management programs are recognized by the industry as being of exceptional quality.

TOP REASONS TO STUDYHOSPITALITYONLY IN SWITZERLAND

BIRTH OF HOSPITALITY

Renowned as a global hospitality hub since the late 1800s, Switzerland is the premiere place to both learn the fundamentals of and practice hospitality. Offering exemplary services to its guests for centuries, the country developed a reputation as a pioneer in hotel management education. More so, with the exponential growth of international travel and tourism in the 20th century, Switzerland has attracted more than its fair share of both travel enthusiasts and seekers of hospitality education.

QUALITY

The Education Services for Overseas Students Act was introduced in 2000 and is designed to protect standards for international students studying in Australia. This piece of legislation, amended in 2010, delivers regulatory requirements for education and training institutions through the Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS).

TRAVEL

Located in the heart of Europe, Switzerland is a dream destination for avid travellers. Speaking in terms of political stability, diverse geography and multicultural heritage, Switzerland’s South-Central European location has many advantages. During semester breaks, you can conveniently travel from Switzerland to many other European countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, and Czech Republic, just to name a few. Its well-connected public transport system allows you to experience the beauty of major Swiss and European cities, such as Geneva, Zurich, Basel, Paris, London, and Milan among others, without spending a lot on travelling.Most Swiss hospitality universities also require that students complete 2-3 industry internships, preferably related to their courses of study, between school semesters.

LAND OF OPPORTUNITIES

Swiss hospitality schools and universities offer exquisite surroundings and a highly innovative environment for international students. Schools place great emphasis on quality of teaching, research and training. The student to faculty ratio is generally kept low to foster a more individually catered learning experience. Speaking of faculty, instructors come equipped with years of industry experience and focus primarily on imparting practical knowledge to students, while also encouraging healthy competition and a broader perspective among students.

MULTICULTURAL DIVERSITY

The country gives you an opportunity to study, work and interact with people from various countries and backgrounds, keeping you attuned with multiple cultures in the process. This network of international friends, combined with a keen understanding of diversified mindsets, act as an invaluable asset to your career in the booming hospitality industry.

EXCEPTIONAL QUALITY OF LIFE

Last but not the least, you are exposed to an exceptional quality of life while studying or working in Switzerland. The country offers an extremely safe and friendly environment to international students and its inhabitants alike. Frequent intervals between semesters give students ample opportunities to relax, socialize with peers and take part in the various events and recreational activities that Switzerland has to offer. The breathtaking beauty of the Alps is only the tip of the iceberg (pun intended) when it comes to tourist attractions this country offers. You can enjoy the sprawling urban spread of global cities like Zurich, Geneva or Basel. More so, you could even dabble in a number of outdoor sports like skiing, snowboarding, sledging, rafting, cycling, mountain climbing and much more.