Students come from over 40 nations with various ethnic and cultural backgrounds. They speak different languages and have different beliefs, yet they all share one thing in common: the ambition to achieve a successful career in the global hospitality industry. Because of this constant cultural exchange and engagement in a multicultural community, students absorb an experience that is crucial to future leaders within the global village: the ability to work and communicate with people of different origins.
Student Services at BHMS aim to enrich the overall student experience. Student services offer counseling, personal development, pastoral care, mediation, and a great variety of indoor and outdoor recreation. Each of the activities offered caters to the students' active and competitive drive for group and individual sports, outdoor adventure, creativity, or artistic needs. In doing so, BHMS strives to provide students with an assortment of festivities to balance students' academic life while relieving stress, promoting emotional and physical health, and encouraging communication and interaction among the various nationalities present.
The BHMS Student Services Director is present on campus five to six days per week to offer continuous support and counseling. Activities from crafts and card games to cricket and mountain climbing are offered weekly. Each student at BHMS is sure to take either a mountain trip or some other fun and healthy amusement with the Student Services Director.
Student activities are important to us. They allow our students to discover Switzerland and different companies in the hospitality industry in Switzerland, but they also include sports and fun. They are not only complementary to the academic studies, but they are also an opportunity for networking. They help creating a community in which it is fun to study. It is during the student activities that many new friendships are forged.
Again and again we are planning activities, where fun, play and sport are in the foreground.
Accomodation & Meals
The BHMS Student Residence building offers accommodation with a kitchen, restaurant, library, computer lab and student lounge. Students are hosted in modern double rooms equipped with en-suite showers and a kitchenette as well as WLAN. Single rooms and studios are available at an additional charge. Students residing at BHMS are entitled to three meals a day during the week, and brunch and dinner service during the weekend and holidays. For vegetarians and those who do not eat pork or beef, special dishes are provided at no extra charge.
Both residence and campus buildings are LAN and WLAN equipped. For students without laptops, BHMS provides computer facilities to enable students to complete their study assignments in addition to staying connected with their families and friends.
BHMS mirrors a professional business environment where staff and students observe the rules of good manners and appropriate behaviour. All students adhere to the business dress code that is common in the hospitality industry. During practical classes, students wear professional uniforms.
BHMS has 4 facilities located in the heart of Luzern city:
1. Lakefront Center (Bénédict Schools’ Main Campus)
2. St.-Karli-Quai (BHMS Campus)
3. Sentipark (BHMS Campus & Student Residence)
4. Baselstrasse 57 (Student Residence
The student residence is hosted in a 3-star hotel establishment located 5-15 minutes walking distance away from the various campus buildings and offers student accommodation, a student restaurant, a computer lab, a kitchen lab and other limited teaching facilities.
The campus buildings are equipped with state-of-the-art classroom facilities, computer labs, WLan, language labs, as well as study rooms.