Program Summary

ARE YOU LOOKING TO ACHIEVE THE RESIDENTIAL SECTION OF YOUR DUKE OF EDINBURGH'S AWARD AND NEED A UNIQUE HOSPITALITY EXPERIENCE TO BE THE CHERRY ON TOP OF THE CAKE? WELL, YOU ARE IN LUCK!


 
Yummy Jobs are proud to announce that in collaboration with the Swiss Education Group we are now a DofE AAP (Approved Activity Provider). Think outside the box for your Duke of Edinburgh's Residential Award and take your experience international.  
 
Swiss Education Academy’s World of Hospitality programme gives young people the opportunity to explore their interests, unlock new passions, and make new friends in one of the most beautiful countries in the world. Following a program of Hospitality, Events, Leadership, and Entrepreneurship. You'll receive hands-on hospitality experience in the days followed by group evening activities, this is perfect for those wanting to complete their residential DofE programme while learning an invaluable life skill with a Swiss twist.
 
Our dynamic Swiss summer programmes take a holistic approach to participants’ growth – blending engaging, hands-on learning with experiences that boost confidence and create lasting memories. A summer spent with us will help prepare you for a brilliant future.
 
Our World of Hospitality programme runs over three weeks, with new activities and learning experiences for you to choose from each week.
 
As a member of Swiss Education Group – an alliance of private hospitality management and culinary schools in Switzerland – Swiss Education Academy has been bringing students together from around the globe for more than 30 years, enabling them to grow, discover, and have fun!
 
World of Hospitality Pricing
 
1 week: CHF 2450.-
2 weeks: CHF 4650.-
3 weeks: CHF 6600.-
 

 
 
 
Want to know more or reserve a spot? Get in touch with us at nickie@swisseducation.co.uk
 
 
 
 
 
HOSPITALITY MODULES (1 WEEK EACH)
 
Swiss Hospitality Excellence | Swiss Hotel Management, The Art & Science
 
This week gives a broad overview of the World of Hospitality, how the industry works, and how it is structured. You will be taught how to identify and explore trends, understand potential clients, and gain insights into how COVID-19 has shaped the global hospitality industry. The brand identity and positioning of hotel and restaurant chains will be explored to give a better understanding of the important role this plays in a brand’s success. Through engagement and interaction with our skilled teachers and industry experts, students will be given the opportunity to improve their verbal and non-verbal communication skills.
 
Events Planning | Weddings and conferences, Music & Food Festivals
 
If you dream of organising a large-scale unique event, being able to think creatively, and having a thorough knowledge of the events industry, you will love this week. Our team of outstanding industry experts will cover all you need to know to plan an event from beginning to end, including choosing the right location, spotting trends, determining budgets, identifying stakeholders and partnerships, formulating a marketing plan, and managing logistics.
 
Entrepreneurship & Leadership | Developing Leadership Skills Innovation, Start-ups
 
During this challenging and exciting week the focus is on learning more about yourself and your character strengths, and what it takes to be an entrepreneur and leader. You will undertake personality tests, and participate in communication workshops, public speaking activities, and group projects. Students will be taught strategic thinking skills, along with the ability to identify the differences between a leader and a manager, and be given an understanding of management structures. At the end of this intensive week you will be able to create your own basic business plan for any future venture.
 
 
ACTIVITIES
 
• Morning Workshops
• Afternoon Adventures | Water Sports, Outdoor Adventures, Discover Switzerland, etc.
• Evening Activities | Talent Show, Disco, Games, Karaoke, Movies, etc.
• Weekly Excursions | Olympic Museum, City of Bern, Cailler Chocolate Factory, etc.
 
 
DAY
ENJOY
HOSPITALITY
DISCOVER
EVENING
ACTIVITIES
MONDAY
 
Lausanne Tour & Shopping
 
School Campus & Hotel Visit
Salt Mines in Bex
Evening by the Lake
TUESDAY
 
Water Park
 
Chocolate Tasting Cailler
Charlie Chaplin Museum
Karaoke
WEDNESDAY
Swiss Promenade
 
Palace Experience in Lausanne
 
Glacier 3000
Talent Show
THURSDAY
 
Water Sports
 
 
Vineyard Visits
 
 
Aquatis
 
 
Cinema Night
 
FRIDAY
 
Thermal Baths in Lavey
 
Alimentarium Workshop
Olympic Museum
Graduation / Gala Dinner / Disco

 

 
CLASS ATMOSPHERE
 
Hospitality, also known as the art of welcoming guests, is today’s fastest globally growing industry. It opens a great number of career opportunities around the world. To succeed in this domain, you will need leadership abilities, entrepreneurship and excellent communication skills.
 
TEACHING FACILITIES
 
Our teaching facilities in Montreux and Le Bouveret are modern and offer great learning conditions for the contemporary hospitality trade, with brand new demonstration kitchens.
 
CERTIFICATE
 
At the end of your stay, you will be awarded a certificate, mentioning the learning programme you participated in. It will help you in your future studies and the building of your career.
 
LEVEL OF ENGLISH
 
Swiss Education Academy does not require any official proof of your level of English. However, all classes are taught in English, so we encourage you to make sure that you will be able to follow, for your own comfort.
 
THE TEACHERS
 
Most of our teachers work as instructors at Swiss Education Group schools all year round but we also work with several specialists whom we invite to share their knowledge and experience.
 
TEACHING METHODS
 
Teachers are encouraged to use flexible and diverse teaching methods and techniques. Classes include theoretical knowledge and practice work. You will have the opportunity to work on both individual and group projects. There will be approximately 12 students per culinary class.
 
COURSE STRUCTURE
 
Classes are taught in the morning, from 8:30 to 12:30, Monday to Friday. Some classes are not taught on a weekly basis, please consult the application form for more information.

World of Hospitality Pricing

Tuition
1 week: CHF 2450.-
2 weeks: CHF 4650.-
3 weeks: CHF 6600.-
 
Included in the price:
Wednesday excursions
Accommodation in double standard rooms
Breakfast, lunch, and dinner during weekdays
Brunch and dinner during the weekend
Optional activities in the evening
Weekend excursions
 
Not included in the price:
 
Alternate Accommodation:
Single Standard Room: CHF 150.- (per week)
Single Deluxe Room: CHF 250.- (per week)
Double Deluxe Room: CHF 150.- (per week)
 
Airport Transfers: CHF 195.- each way
Health & Accident Insurance: CHF 50.-/week (mandatory for non-EU participants)
Enrolment Fees: CHF 125.-
SEA branded Welcome Package (T-shirt, face mask, pencil, bottle): CHF 125.-
 
Activities Fees
Enjoy: Included
Hospitality: CHF 175.-
Discover: CHF 225.-
 
Want to know more or book a place on this exciting experience? Get in touch with us at Nickie@swisseducation.co.uk
 
FREE FAM TRIPS for DofE leaders
Contact Nickie@swisseducation.co.uk for further details
 
 
LOCATION
 
Montreux is set on the shores of Lake Geneva in the heart of the Swiss Riviera, with 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 events, including the unmissable Montreux Jazz Festival. Montreux is the perfect starting point to explore Lake Geneva or go hiking in the nearby Alps.
 
ACCOMMODATION IN MONTREUX
 
Students stay in the Freddie Mercury building, in the heart of Montreux. Swiss Education Group inaugurated the building in 2018, and all amenities are state of the art. It is ideally located in the center of Montreux, near the train station and a 5-minute walk from the lake. The building accommodates students from Swiss Hospitality Club and Swiss Culinary Club.
 
In Montreux, students stay in double rooms included in the price of the programme. Each room has its own private bathroom and is cleaned by onsite personnel once a week during the stay.
 
ACCOMMODATION IN LE BOUVERET
 
The Culinary Arts Academy Switzerland campus offers kitchen facilities of the highest standards. It is located on the bank of Lake Geneva, with a splendid view of the Vaud Riviera. It is dedicated to students from the Swiss Culinary Club programme, with the company providing transportation for the daily commute.
 
MEALS
 
Our chefs create varied menus on a daily basis, to make sure our students have all they need to enjoy the day. On Le Bouveret campus, students from the Swiss Culinary Club will have several opportunities to prepare their own
meals.
 
MONDAY TO FRIDAY
 
From Monday to Friday, we offer three meals a day:
 
breakfast, lunch and dinner. Each meal is in the form of a buffet, with salads, main courses, dessert, fruits
and beverages. Students are free to help themselves according to their appetite.
 
SATURDAY AND SUNDAY
 
Days made for sleeping in! Breakfast and lunch make way for an enjoyable brunch, also in the form of a buffet. The afternoon activity is followed by dinner as usual. 
A programme for every passion
 
At Swiss Education Academy we offer engaging and diverse programmes designed to give young people a first taste of a fantastic possible career. Explore the art of Swiss hospitality, unlock new opportunities with a language course, bring your love of food to life with our culinary arts programme, or grow your entrepreneurial skills and encourage innovative thinking. Whatever your passion, there’s a programme to suit you.
 
Campuses where everyone’s cared for
 
Our learning environments are designed to be safe, inclusive, and fun. You will live and learn alongside fellow students from around the world, discovering different cultures and making new friends along the way. You’ll receive supervision and guidance from enthusiastic, fully qualified professionals, so you’ll feel confident that you’re well cared for.
 
Eye-opening experiences
 
We understand that learning shouldn’t be confined to the classroom. That’s why we offer a range of activities and experiences specially chosen to expand the mind and encourage personal growth. Action-packed adventure days, cultural trips, and hands-on creative workshops will open your eyes to a world of new possibilities and create unforgettable memories you’ll treasure for a lifetime.
 
Partnered with Switzerland’s finest hospitality schools
 
We’re part of Swiss Education Group – an alliance of internationally-celebrated schools that specialise in business, hospitality and culinary arts. As one of our students, you will join an eco-system of innovative, career-focused learning, get a taste of life on our luxury campuses, and join a global community of current and future leaders.