Semester abroad

César Ritz Semester Abroad

Semester abroad

semester abroad

Welcoming students around the world

We want to give the opportunity to welcome students from other schools majoring in hospitality management or business to gain international and practical experience here with us in Switzerland.

Gain credits while you immerse yourself in one of Switzerland’s most beautiful regions, join a vibrant community of students from around the world!

How to join us


What are the application requirements?

Required documents:

  • High school diploma for gap year students
  • University/college transcripts
  • Recommended minimum overall GPA of 2.6
  • If already enrolled, a letter from your home university confirming courses to be taken at César Ritz Colleges


Admissions requirements:

  • English language proficiency of TOEFL 550 or IELTS 6.0 or equivalent
  • Applicants must be 18 years old or over
When can I start?

There are 4 possible starting dates: January, April, July or October.

Select one of these three options. Customize your semester by choosing up to five courses (15 credits), plus an optional language:

  • Learn 3: choose a term and spend three months in the classroom.
  • Study your Concentration in Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Strategic Management or International Hospitality Management.
  • Learn 6, Work 6: choose two terms and spend six months in the classroom, followed by a six-month internship in Switzerland or worldwide. Our career coaches will help you every step of the way to help you make the most of your internship.

Customize your semester by choosing up to 5 courses (15 credits) and add a language (optional)

What do the fees include?
  • Full board (accommodation in a standard double room and meals)
  • All tuition and study materials
  • Health Insurance
  • Exclusive excursions
  • 15 credits/semester (Plus optional language)
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Join us in Switzerland for a semester