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Your new city

Sights, sounds, tastes, music and culture with global influences, and the majestic Alps literally on your doorstep

Switzerland has always been a richly diverse country, where lots of languages, cultures and traditions mingle and interact. Come to SHL and you’ll enjoy all the sights, sounds and tastes of influences from around the world. Lucerne isn’t just a hub for Swiss tourism however, the city also plays host to a wide range of musical and cultural events all year long, like the famous Blue Balls Music Festival and the Lucerne Carnival.

You can’t come to Switzerland without seeing the world-famous scenery. And here at Lucerne you won’t need to go far do to that, as the majestic Alps are literally on your doorstep. You could spend a weekend skiing in Zermatt, or have a day sightseeing in world-famous Interlaken, just a two-hour train journey away. The designer shops and opulence of Zurich are also close by.

If you’d like to explore Europe while you’re here, Lucerne puts so much within easy reach. Visit the art galleries of Paris. Glide along the canals in Amsterdam. Go sightseeing in London. World-class destinations will be just a short train or plane journey away.

Student life

Studying with the best of the best is a delight in itself. But we make sure your day-to-day life is as pleasant as possible too. Our campus offers both state-of-the-art academic and practical training facilities, as well as group rooms, independent study spaces, creative areas and lounge areas. Completely renovated in summer 2019, the campus shines bright with its new design that exude a real hospitality ambiance. Our four F&B outlets offer you not only fresh and delicious meals and beverages, but also an excellent guest service experience. 

Right next to SHL Lakeview Campus with its breath-taking views of Lake Lucerne, you’ll find Hotel SHL where students live during their on-campus semesters.  Our student accommodation offers an excellent living standard and supports a healthy lifestyle in a beautiful natural lakeside environment. Hotel SHL reflects a real hotel experience, with various en-suite room categories for you to choose from. There are high standards of accommodation, with contemporary and stylish learning and living spaces.In addition to the modern, spacious rooms, the student hotel offers a Community Room with a fully equipped kitchen and an attached garden, as well as a large rooftop terrace to unwind, find inspiration and enjoy warm evenings together with your friends.

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You’re making some excellent choices. In 2019 alone, TopHotelProjects reported that 729 new hotels to open across the globe, while 5,823 hotel projects being under construction. The industry has never been so buoyant, or so hungry for talent.

There is so much opportunity just waiting for you, and by studying at SHL you will be ideally placed to make the most of the potential. You could choose to specialise in one area or get a full grounding across a range of disciplines. You may even want to gain the skills to fulfil your ambition to be an entrepreneur. Choose to do something you love and enjoy, and your passion will shine through in your work, giving you a great future and plenty of job satisfaction too.

All our internship partner hotels share our values and represent the highest standards in the hospitality industry, which makes us able to offer internship positions where you will profit from valuable on-the-job learning and unforgettable experiences. The SHL Alumni Network, with more than 10’000 members worldwide, is one of the most powerful networks in the industry and opens the doors to even further great job opportunities, support and mentors. Study one of the two Bachelor of Science in Hospitality Management degrees, recognised by the Swiss Federal Government and in compliance with the Bologna declaration, using the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS), you will make a real difference in your professional life.

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