Student life

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Student life

Live well, learn well

When you're not busy studying, choose from a wide variety of exciting activities to make the most of your time on campus. Have fun at any of our regularly-planned themed nights, concerts, BBQs, and movie nights or head over to the campus bar and nightclub–the Grotto in Caux and Club Maxx in Leysin. Both campuses are equipped with pool and ping-pong tables, boardgames, as well as video games and virtual reality sets.


Staying active

School Gym, Switzerland, Caux

Work out in our gym

Each campus features its very own gym, open exclusively to students seven days a week, from 6 am to 10 pm, where you can workout with a wide selection of equipment. If you prefer to go outside to work out, borrow a bike or a pair of rollerblades. Free or paid fitness classes, such as yoga and Zumba, are available across both campuses.

Students playing basketball

Be a team player

Enjoy a variety of team sports in off-campus facilities: basketball, football, tennis, squash, and badminton. As a student in Leysin, you also have free access to the swimming pool and ice-rink. Twice a year, students from our three sister schools come together for some friendly, athletic competition. Football, volleyball, basketball–may the best team win!

winter sports activities at school

Winter sports

Hit the slopes and take advantage of a student discount. Enjoy a quieter pace in the winter? Put on some snow shoes or cross-country skis and head out to the forest, or enjoy some ice-skating with your friends.


Your wellbeing on campus

Health on campus

Staying healthy

A student counsellor is available on each campus to assist you when you are sick, help you book medical or dental appointments, and handle any medical emergencies. Through our partnership with Clinique Suisse Montreux, students have access to state-of-the-art quality healthcare.

Student counselling

Student counselling

Being a student is a unique time in your life with unique opportunities and pressures. Navigating course work while figuring out what you want to do with your life can feel overwhelming. Our school counsellor is here to provide a listening ear and tools to help you get a better understanding of your personality and purpose.

Yoga workshop

Wellbeing workshops

We offer regular workshops where you can gain strategies to better manage your stress and anxiety: mindfulness, meditation, yoga, stress management, time management, cultural immersion, conflict management. Take advantage of our Myers-Briggs assessments and competency evaluations to identify your personality traits and develop your own unique brand of leadership.

Our vision for wellbeing

We strive to create an environment where students thrive academically, emotionally, and physically through holistic development, positive relationships, and support systems.

At Swiss Hotel Management School we prioritize the wellbeing of our students, for we recognize the significant impact it has on their overall health and success. We are committed to fostering an environment that promotes and supports wellbeing in all aspects of life.

Our approach to wellbeing is all-encompassing and includes physical, mental, emotional, and social aspects. A holistic approach is crucial in creating an environment where our students can thrive.

To ensure the wellbeing of our students, we are dedicated to the following principles:

Supportive Culture

Creating a supportive culture where students feel valued and respected through open communication and empathy.

Providing resources

We organize workshops on different aspects of wellbeing (stress, time, and conflict management)

Nurturing mental and emotional health  

We are dedicated to raising awareness about mental health and fostering a safe environment where students feel comfortable seeking help. We provide access to counseling services both on and off campus.

Collaboration with community partners

We collaborate with local wellbeing organizations and professionals to enhance the range of prevention services available to students.


Student Ambassador Forum

Student Ambassador Forum

Fostering the next generation of leaders

Each semester, students elect a committee of peers who represent them to improve the student experience on campus. Fostering a spirit of democratic cooperation among the student body, the committee works together as a mini-company, with each member serving in a different capacity.

Their involvement on campus includes organizing events and parties, promoting student activities on social media, putting together the yearbook, expressing academic concerns to faculty, and supervising school clubs.

Exploring Switzerland and beyond

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Organized excursions

Every semester, we offer free excursions to some of Switzerland’s top cities and destinations so you can enjoy all the country has to offer. Whether you’re visiting the capital of Bern, or another sought-after site such as Lucerne, Zurich, or Interlaken, you’ll have many opportunities to explore, shop, dine, and discover Switzerland’s unique culture.

4 day trips to take in Switzerland

Student life. Landscape Switzerland

Take advantage of the great outdoors

Switzerland also provides year-round opportunities for outdoor activities, such as mountain biking, hiking, swimming, river rafting, sailing, water-skiing, golfing, horseback riding, and paragliding. With nearly 200 winter sports resorts across the country, there are plenty of activities, including skiing, sledding, skating, hockey, and ice climbing to keep you busy in the winter months.

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Cultural activities

Switzerland also offers an extensive range of cultural experiences. Enjoy world-renowned exhibitions, trade fairs, film festivals, museums, and musical events throughout the year or stroll through the many traditional Christmas, antiques’, and farmers’ markets.



Dress the part

Explore our school-branded merchandise and find comfortable, Swiss-made apparel that will showcase your school spirit to the world!

Students life in Switzerland. Chat with an ambassador

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