- HTM Cesar Ritz Swiss Study/Work Abroad Program, Lucerne, Switzerland
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HTM Cesar Ritz Swiss Study/Work Abroad Program, Lucerne, Switzerland
Jump to navigation. An opportunity to study in heart of the Swiss Alps on the shores of Lake Lucerne and the center of Europe. More than 75 students from the Hospitality and Tourism Management Department at the University of Massachusetts - Amherst have participated in the program since The courses in Switzerland are all in English and are fully transferable back to the Hospitality and Tourism Management Department at the University of Massachusetts -Amherst as part of a complete articulation agreement.
The transfer of the courses allows the student to participate in any of the three options, usually without delaying or interfering with anticipated graduation dates.
During the second six months of the program, the student is placed in a six-month, paid employment position in Europe working in the Hospitality industry. The current rate of pay is CHF 2, per month.
The work experience fulfills the HTM work experience requirement, and is an invaluable experience for the student in learning about different cultures and working internationally. The work experience component is only available for students studying for two full terms. This exciting opportunity helps the student gain confidence and international work experience in a country known worldwide for food service, lodging and tourism excellence.
All work experience is paid employment and may include some arrangements for housing. Click on the link to bring you to the International Program site for the program that you are choosing.
Information on the program, cost, and other details are found there. You will need to create a user name and then you can begin to work on the application.
Study Abroad Programs
The application must be completed online via the IPO website application. Try to have everything completed at least one month before the stated deadlines.
Visas Check with IPO to determine if you will need a visa. The visas sometimes take at least two months to obtain, and you can apply for visas only after acceptance into the program and after Cesar Ritz supplies the embassy with your information and start dates. If you are an international HTM student, visas may be required for any option, and visas sometimes take longer to obtain, so plan ahead. Cost of the Program The cost is determined by Cesar Ritz, depends upon which program option you choose, and is subject to change.
The tuition, fees, room and board are similar to what an out of state student pays at UMass.
Domestic Exchange Program
If you currently receive financial aid, it will usually continue while studying in Switzerland. See the links above for the specific programs to determine the current cost. Information in red are suggestions based on feedback from prior students. As part of the application process, make an appointment to see Regine John, the International Program Representative for this program.
Study Abroad for Engineers
If you are receiving financial aid, you will want to coordinate that with her and IPO to determine if you will continue to receive the financial aid while studying abroad. As part of your application process, once your application is accepted, and to register for your courses in Switzerland, go to the Isenberg Undergraduate Programs Office and see an advisor to plan the courses you will take next semester at UMass, what you will take at Cesar Ritz, and a plan for what courses you will take when you return.
Please see an advisor early in the process because they get very busy before registration in March or November. Good advance planning should allow you to get all of the courses you need and graduate on time.
Please note that Cesar Ritz does not always offer every course every term. Scholarship Aid Some additional scholarship aid is available. Click here for the scholarship application. Info Sessions are offered each September and February to provide detailed information on the program. Like our Facebook page to receive useful information, info session dates, and updates.
International Programs Office (IPO) Study and Work Abroad Fair
Winter Term Start start dates will vary slightly each year : around January 6 with application deadline 4 months prior to enrollment Spring Term Start: around April 6, with application deadline 4 months prior to enrollment Summer Term Start: around July 6, with application deadline 4 months prior to enrollment Fall Term Start: around October 6, with application deadline 4 months prior to enrollment.
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