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Program Description

Florida State has been at the forefront of offering students an exploration of the European hospitality industry including discovering the world of wines, foods, restaurants, and hotels. Students will benefit from a comprehensive education including industry operation observations, travel, and accelerated classroom instruction. Students will be able to benefit from recreational, cultural, and professional attractions in Switzerland and neighboring countries. Field trips, class meetings, and guest lectures will enliven schedules. Small group and individual travel is encouraged with plenty of time in addition to program learning and curriculum objectives. Amsterdam, Prague, Munich, Vienna, Salzburg, Rome, Venice, Florence, Barcelona, Paris, the Italian and French Riviera, and the Alsatian and Burgundy wine regions are fascinating areas for students to travel independently.

This program is based east of Lake Geneva in an Alpine resort called Leysin in Switzerland. Students are encouraged to take excursions throughout Europe on independent weekly trips.


Included social and cultural events:

• Excursions to Swiss museums
• Visits to the Evian bottling plant and resort
• Beaune, France wine caves exploration
• Tour of vineyards and wineries with wine-tasting
• Nestlé Maison Cailler chocolate factory tour
• Swiss spas
• Luxury restaurants for group meals
• Five-diamond hotels and hostel tours
• Guest lectures
• Interlaken two night trip

* New opportunities and events may change plans.

What`s Included

The program fee above includes:

•All registration fees
•Instructional costs for up to 9 undergraduate credits
•Welcome orientation
•All meals on class days (estimated 3 days per week)
•Program planned excursions
•Program planned group activities
•Full-time academic support
•Full-time administrative support
•Health Insurance
•International Student ID Card
•IP T-shirt and travel water bottle

Not included: Round-trip international airfare; passport; Eurail pass (required; approximately $1,300); food (except as noted); books and supplies; extensive personal travel/activity/spending money; university- assessed fees (e.g. per credit hour technology fee).



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Leysin, Switzerland

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