Would you like to earn a degree that gives you many career options and international opportunities? Come see what awaits you with our taster courses for students interested in hospitality, business, luxury brands, and related service industry sectors. ​

In these short taster courses, you will gain skills and knowledge that you can apply in many ways. You’ll learn what it takes to be an entrepreneur, a general manager, or an online marketer. You’ll develop skills and insights related to international business and hospitality organizations. And you’ll work on your personal development and communication skills, all while having fun and making valuable connections for your future.

What You will gain

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Business World Knowledge

Immersed in the world of hospitality and business, you develop real-world knowledge of the sector and current trends. You discover relevant topics related to the city or online setting.

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New Friends & Soft Skills

Onsite or online, you will meet like-minded peers who may become friends for life. Working in teams, you develop a business concept and practice your presentation and speaking skills.

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A Qualification & Network

Having an EHL certificate enhances your CV for international university admissions. And making connections with EHL experts, alumni, and students opens doors for your future.

Key Facts

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Language

English or French
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Duration

5 to 6 hours

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Ages

16 to 19
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Price

Free

 

Characteristics may vary according to your region, have a look at the different registration links below or contact us.

What You'll Discover

Choose a topic and see just how much you'll learn during one immersive day with EHL faculty, students and alumni.

  • Explain the skills of an entrepreneur and how to become one​
  • Apply the key steps in the elaboration of a business idea​
  • Develop creativity & entrepreneurial initiative​

Group Project
Present a potential new business concept

  • List the similarities between business and hospitality companies​
  • Describe the hospitality and service aspects of every business​
  • Evaluate the cultural impact of international expansion for a local business​

Group Project
Integrate a hospitality culture in an international business

  • Define today’s global sustainability challenges and opportunities​
  • Identify key concepts and practices used by countries and hotels​
  • Explain innovation examples in the field of sustainability​

Group Project
Develop a CSR initiative for a hospitality business

  • Describe the Impact of  verbal and non-verbal communication​
  • Plan and prepare speeches that inform, persuade, or fulfill a specific need using storytelling​
  • Improvise an impactful speech​

Group Project
Create a speech around a sentence/an image or a single word

  • Define the codes of luxury ​
  • Differentiate between a premium and a luxurious guest experience​
  • Assess the power of luxury brands​

Group Project
Benchmark a luxury brand

  • Identify your personality type and identify others​
  • Recognize different personalities ​
  • Adapt your communication to be more effective in sharing a message, for team collaboration or to solve difficult situations​

Group Project
Communicate a project being impactful and effective

  • Describe the key elements of a successful restaurant concept​
  • Illustrate the difference between innovation and creativity​
  • Compare the innovation aspects of different concepts ​

Group Project
Create a new restaurant concept

  • Differentiate a leader from a manager​
  • Recognize your leadership skills and different leadership styles​
  • Practice techniques to leverage your leadership potential​

Group Project
Create your leadership philosophy and values

  • Describe the basic organizational structure of a hotel ​
  • Differentiate the different operational departments of a hotel (Food production, F&B service, front office, and housekeeping)​
  • Discover the risks and challenges in hotel operations​

Group Project
Face and solve a challenge in hotel operations

  • Differentiate between hotel and hospitality management​
  • Describe the Business functions of a hotel and hospitality business​
  • Explain the role and profile of a hospitality manager​

Group Project
Take decisions as a hotel manager

  • Describe today’s trends in marketing through stories and social media​
  • Discuss the importance of stories for consumers, marketers, influencers, and advertisers in the hospitality world​
  • Develop your creativity to reach your audience​

Group Project
Create a digital story to market your hotel

Who Should Join?

These courses are designed for young people (ages 14-19) who are curious about a future in hospitality and business, and career opportunities in the broader service industries, and for those who wish to expand their horizons.

Language Skills: English minimum B2 level (upper-intermediate level) for courses in English.

Admissions Discount: Course attendees are exempted from the EHL Junior Academy and/or Bachelor’s Degree application fees.

Available Courses & Locations

Choose your city, date and topic and register online. 

Region City Date Topic
Europe Paris 19 November 2022 Public Speaking Mastery Learn More & Register
Worldwide Online 3 & 4 December 2022 
(Afternoon CET)
Basics of Hospitality Management - Holiday Season Special Learn More & Register

Pricing & What’s Included

Please note that sessions in Paris and Online are free of charge

Each on-site course costs 420 Swiss Francs or the equivalent price in the region’s currency.

The following things are included in the price: 

  • Course materials and instruction by an EHL faculty member
  • Coffee breaks, beverages & snacks
  • Lunch on-site or nearby
  • Meetings with EHL Alumni & Students
  • EHL Certificate of Completion

For online courses, the price is 420 CHF

Special offers are available. See the registration pages for details or contact us.

Need more Information?

If you would like to sign up for a course that is not yet available, or if you have any questions, please fill in this contact form to speak with an admissions officer.