10 Convincing reasons to study at SSTH
Genuine arguments for an important decision
Our strengths are your advantage for the start of your professional career:
- Swiss School of Tourism and Hospitality
SSTH, better known as “Swiss School” is a flagship school for hospitality education worldwide. Founded in 1966, This Swiss Hotel School was one the first hospitality school in Switzerland to offer programs in the English language for international students.
- Careers and concept
Our “learning for life” concept will teach you to role play across three different levels of management. Our school hotel serves as the learning centre, and managerial skills are fine-tuned in cross-department training programs and through hands-on practical experience.
- Global recognition
SSTH is the only Swiss Hotel School whose English programs are in the accreditation process of the Swiss Federal Government. In addition, our programs are currently being reviewed by the leading Hotel Association of Switzerland (hotelleriesuisse) for accreditation of the Swiss Association Diploma.
- Applied management
The SSTH blended learning approach, consisting of a blend of theoretical and practical knowledge, allows you to apply acquired management skills instantly to the hospitality industry. The business angle of our curriculum will train you in management know-how, finance, revenue- and cost-planning as well as result evaluation.
- International community
With over 105 nationalities having graduated from this Swiss Hotel School, SSTH, and more than 42 nationalities on campus including many Swiss students, SSTH is a truly international school in Switzerland. Our students value, respect and adapt to international cultures on a daily basis.
- Multinational/multicultural faculty
Most members of our international faculty have long term work experience as leading managers in the hospitality industry. They are distinguished, multi-lingual and qualified professionals who have been chosen carefully to share their life experience with you. Our faculty knows each student by name and you will have the opportunity to work with them closely on various student projects.
The SSTH campus is located just over an hour away from Zurich by road or by train. Our state (canton) is called Graubünden which is Switzerland’s no.1 holiday destination. Not only is SSTH located in Switzerland’s largest state (canton), but it is also situated close to Switzerland’s oldest and most historic city, the city of Chur.
Internships are an integral part of our curriculum. Future employers are impressed by SSTH students, as they bring with them practical experience. Our career placement team counsels and places students individually. In this Swiss Hotel School, Internships are offered anywhere in the world.
- Campus – Live the experience
Students live and learn together in a classic belle époque hotel, a former spa hotel.The majority of the 170 rooms provided are single rooms. Conference rooms, a recreation center, a business center, state of the art classrooms, kitchens, an in house cinema, discotheque, specialty restaurants, banquet hall and a library are all part of the SSTH campus.
- We care @SSTH
With a maximum class size of 25 students, the focus on individual care has remained unchanged since SSTH foundation. As global as the hospitality industry is, as diverse are the opportunities and cultures we encounter throughout a lifetime. We at SSTH believe it’s all about attitude and personal approach. We care @SSTH!
Facts & Figures
key information on the Swiss School of Tourism and Hospitality
hospitality industry. We consider the personal attention we can give each student our greatest strength.
For more detailed information download our fact sheet.
Facts and figures on students and staff
|515||Total number of students|
|214||Students on internship|
|120||Countries of origin since foundation|