SSTH has been a front-runner in Swiss hospitality management education for 50 years, and as a member of Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne Group and a part of the Swiss Hotel Association family, with 3,000 hotels, their degree programs enjoy the highest recognition in the industry worldwide.

The Director Knut Rupprecht comments on the continuing success of SSTH around the world:

“The hospitality industry offers you an array of fascinating international career opportunities across the globe. With our double degree program, consisting of the Swiss Professional Degree and the BSc in International Hospitality Management (curriculum Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne, EHL), you will have a distinct competitive advantage in the hotel industry.”

Hospitality management at its finest:

Switzerland’s world-renowned dual education system, based on two key pillars, offers both academic and specialist professional education.

Both the Swiss Professional Degree and the Bachelor of Science in International Hospitality Management are accredited by the Swiss federal government. The BSc degree is legally protected in Europe in compliance with the Bologna Declaration and is recognized as a HES-SO (University of Applied Sciences of Western Switzerland) degree. SSTH (College of Applied Sciences) and EHL (University of Applied Sciences) are the only hospitality management institutions federally recognized for their English language degree programs in Switzerland.

SSTH’s Alumni speak volumes

Since 1966, more than 5’100 students from over 186 countries have graduated from SSTH and are now internationally respected hospitality leaders. As we continue to strengthen our global Alumni Community, our close bond to the EHL Alumni Network – the world’s largest hospitality network with over 25’000 members around the world – represents an exceptional opportunity in terms of knowledge exchange and career prospects.

An international cornerstone:

The student body at SSTH is a unique composition of both international and Swiss students, to keep the community as diverse as possible. With students, staff and alumni from over 100 different countries, students study in a truly international environment, whilst experiencing real Swissness with our location in Graubünden, Switzerland’s #1 tourism region.

Not only does the location, which is surrounded by famous destinations such as Arosa, Flims, Laax, Lenzerheide, Davos and St Moritz, open up many opportunities for students to experience international luxury hotels, but the outdoor life and activities are endless in this area. From skiing to snowboarding, mountain biking to river rafting, there is plenty of adventure to be had. For the more cosmopolitan and laid-back, a selection of international restaurants and bars, designer shopping outlets and spa and wellness can be found in the city of Chur and surrounding cities like Zurich, Lucerne, Basel and Bern. With Europe on its doorstep, travelling from SSTH to other destinations is easy and relatively cheap with student travel cards offering discounted rates.

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Article by International School Parent Magazine

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