Testimonials from graduates
When I first came to Alpine three years ago, my expectations were high, and I was the most excited person in the world. Fresh out of high-school with 1000 dreams and I wanted to accomplish them all. I’m happy to say my expectations where not only met, but far surpassed. I am now finishing my third and final year at Alpine Center, and I feel ready to take my next steps into the world, having accomplished the first of my 1000 dreams: getting an International Hospitality Degree. Thank you President Hofmann, you've been inspirational. The biggest thank you to all to all my lecturers over the years. You were the best I could ever hope for!
Phaedra Clarke, Australia, Bachelor’s in International Hospitality & Tourism Management
Alpine center is not just a school that provides you with valuable knowledge and training for your professional life, Alpine is an experience that will change your life forever. This goes far beyond the very capable, professional and always helpful academic staff, the intensive on-campus training programs and the challenging industry placement. From day one we learned to always push ourselves beyond excellence and then push some more. Its true what they say about the alpine formula: ALPINE= Professionalism + Education + Personality.
Ammar Rifai, Syria, Bachelors in International Food & Beverage Management
I have great memories of my first year at Alpine Center and many more to make. Alpine Center has helped me improve my management skills, organizational skills and people skills. Everyone at Alpine is always friendly and helpful, which makes first-year students feel comfortable and welcome. The teachers are very enthusiastic about teaching and this made it easier to understand the material. I am very pleased with the Events and Conventions Management course. I have gained many positive experiences by working at exhibitions and conferences such as Xenia and IMIC. I am very glad that I decided to come to Alpine and I am very excited to find out what the next couple of years will bring.
Melanie Bountouroglou, Tunisia, Events & Conventions Management
The combination of interesting theory and challenging practicals at Alpine is another big step on the ladder for my career success. You gain invaluable international experience and perspectives, invaluable personal and professional skills, and an invaluable group of friends from all over the world that makes Alpine a really worthwhile experience.
George Kouloupsouzis, Greece, Hotel Management
I loved my time here at Alpine. This is such a great family with the opportunity to create lifelong friendships with people from many diverse cultures brought together by similar interests. I have enjoyed how this course was able to integrate events and hotel management in a unique and valuable way. The small size of the class enables you to settle more easily into college life and allows for more innovative and fun learning methods.
Baanetse Mokoape, South Africa, Hotel Management
I loved my first year at Alpine Center for many reasons. Firstly, because of the international environment, with students from 45 different countries sharing similar interests. Secondly, the opportunities for student activities and community involvement are endless. Thirdly, and most importantly, the top notch education programmes combined with personal growth prospects are priceless. I couldn’t have chosen a better institution. And although Alpine’s faculty are very caring and nurturing, do not expect them to hold your hand. They facilitate your studying and research and spend considerable time with students who show interest. I am fortunate and proud to be an Alpiner!
Tin Nwe Tun, Myanmar, Travel & Tourism Management 2010
The Master’s degree programme at Alpine Center has been the most challenging thing in my life. My first reaction was: “What? How is it possible to fulfill all these tasks and meet all of these expectations?” But I did it! And now I won’t be afraid if a future employer gives me seemingly “impossible” tasks and responsibilities. Alpine taught me that nothing is impossible.
Elizaveta Plakhina, Russia, MA International Hospitality & Tourism Leadership 2006
Alpine Center, the Swiss Business School for Hotel and Tourism Management Education in Greece, is the best thing that has ever happened to me. I was given this generous opportunity by my parents Bernadette and Emil Goetsch to follow in my brother Roman's footsteps and study at Alpine, leading to a BA (Hons) degree in Hospitality & Tourism management. My deepest thank you goes out to my parents, brother and twin sister Chantelle for all their emotional and financial support. Without you I would not be here today. A gigantic thank you to Mr. and Mrs. Hofmann, all my lecturer's, the management team and staff at Alpine for giving me their knowledge and wisdom to pursue my dreams. The world is one’s oyster, I found mine at Alpine.
Emil Goetsch, Switzerland, BA(Hons) International Hospitality & Tourism Management