Combining Work and Study in Switzerland

Marie-Beatrice Blanc (BB), Class of 2016

Studying International Hospitality Management

at Ecole Hoteliere de Lausanne


Hello everyone!

It’s very nice to have the opportunity to connect with TES again, as it was a very special nine years of my life. I am a TES alumna, having graduated with the class of 2016 and life after TES has been amazing so far. I chose to undertake a Bachelor of Science in International Hospitality Management at the Ecole Hoteliere de Lausanne, a prestigious hotel management school in Switzerland. Hospitality management is very interesting and new compared to the things we studied at TES. However, of course the environment of TES prepares us for the workload and busy schedules at university.

In my first year of university, I got the chance to take part in a six-month operational internship at a 5-star resort in Greece, where I learned tremendous amounts about the industry and people, as well as living and life in general. The experiences I went through were sometimes rough but life changing and the good times were so good. I also met people I still remain in contact with.  I had the chance to work as a waitress, hostess and a food runner and learnt a lot about large hotel operations.

Lately I am back in Lausanne, continuing my studies in school and participating in several committees and activities. Everything is going very well and hopefully some more TES students will consider Switzerland as part of their university destination options.

Thank you very much for this opportunity.

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