The pillars of hospitality education at EHL include experiential education, a social learning context, leadership, and an awareness and appreciation for lifelong learning.
We encourage students to actively participate in every class and extracurricular activity they attend. By doing so, they learn how to work within a multicultural team, to take on a leadership roles and to quickly and effectively apply what they have learned.
Students are expected to carry out international internships and case studies to help them develop into open-minded, pragmatic, creative professionals who will make an immediate impact in their future careers.
EHL graduates are highly sought after by many employers, and many have quickly worked their way into high-responsibility positions around the world.
As life-long Learners, EHL graduates are known to be self-critical, autonomous in both group and individual work, and ever curious in their pursuit of knowledge.
In addition to the competencies and knowledge acquired during their studies, graduates from EHL have access to a vast career network and a variety of on-campus activities and program requirements contribute to their career resources and networking, before and after graduation:
Educational effectiveness is a cyclical process which begins at a student's admission phase, by defining criteria predictive of student success, and establishing processes to recruit with integrity.
It continues through the delivery of the programs within a progressive learning environment, and is sustained through graduation ensuring the employability of the students.
Moreover, educational effectiveness is an integral component of the continuous academic improvement process in place at EHL. Educational effectiveness in programs, and across the institution as a whole, are linked with two major areas: student learning (measured by assessment of learning outcomes) and student success (measured by graduation, retention and employment rates).
Data in each of these areas is being used in program reporting and strategic planning processes to strengthen academic programs and services for students.
Learning is a social process and to be successful at EHL and in the business world, students learn to work together throughout their studies. The foundational aspects of what it means to be part of a team, as both leader and member, instill a collaborative spirit into each student’s personal development.
Teamwork therefore extends outside of the classroom on student committees and other projects. There are multiple student committees that support a range of interests and that clearly align with specific learning outcomes, for example the CSR committee, We Wine, Entrepreneurship Club.
Additionally, there are sports or art clubs that support the soft skills that EHL values such as teamwork, community service. Students participate in many high profile international events such as the International Hotel Investment Forum (IHIF), the most renowned hospitality conference in Europe, the L’Oreal entrepreneurship competition, and more.