My name is Hannah, I am 22 and I am currently studying hospitality business at the Glion Institute of Higher Education in the Marketing pathway. I will graduate in June 2013 and AM LOOKING FOR A JOB… until then, I have the pleasure write about bars, restaurants, travels and more.
I am half French and half German and have been living in Switzerland for 3 years. I have an international background thanks to my family: I lived in Prague, Czech Republic, for 7 years and then moved to Paris, France, until my 18th birthday. Since I am a child I have travelled a lot and discovered many places around the world, this is why this blog idea seemed natural and obvious to share my experiences. Nowadays when I want to go “home” I spend my time between Paris, Brussels, Prague, London and Bulle, which can be confusing but with some organization, somehow I manage.
At the Glion Institute of Higher Education, we can find more than 80 different nationalities. The students come from all over the world and when they arrive to study in Switzerland for the first time, they may feel disoriented, lost or lonely. Moreover, they have to adapt themselves to the Swiss lifestyle and rules, which can be more or less tough, depending on your background. When new students arrive on campus (in Bulle or in Glion), the school’s role is to help them feel that they are welcomed and supported. The staff and teachers have to be there whenever the students need it and previous students’ have to make the new students feel “home”. The “Glion Spirit” is well known and can be defined thanks to 3 key words: solidarity, network and friendship.
During our hospitality business studies at GIHE, we are required to do 2 different internships, 6 months each. The school helps students to find their internships thanks to their “internship office”. This office supports any student in need of advices and tips. The internship office’s staff is in charge of helping the students for the visa, the procedures, and contact many companies/hotels to come make some presentations and interviews on campus. But one thing that students have to do by themselves can sometime be seen as the hardest part: find an accommodation in a new city and adapt themselves to a new environment where they, most of the time, don’t know anyone.
When I started looking for my first internship, I didn’t realize yet how difficult it would be for me to adapt myself to the working environment and to a new city. But when it came to my 2nd internship, I noticed that a lot of my friends had to face the same difficulties when it came to orientating themselves in a new city.
My Man, baking, decorating cupcakes, reading, family time and trips, cooking, eating, fitness/gym, travelling, learning, languages, lazy sundays, writing & blogging, fashion, fun, sparkles and half-cat half-dog dogs
Mondays, obligations, being late, lack of inspiration, pain, fights, arguments, misunderstandings, being bored