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Sommet Education: New Bachelor Students Can Start First Semester Remotely

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As of next intake in October 2020, Sommet Education will provide new Bachelor students with a phygital” academic program combining digital learning experiences with physical ones.

Sommet Education is a leading hospitality education group encompassing Glion Institute of Higher Education and Les Roches among its hospitality and culinary arts institutions.

Its unique “phygital” learning solution named “Glion Connect” and “Les Roches Connect” is dedicated to international students experiencing travel restrictions in the current context. It also aims to enable them to start the first semester of their Bachelor remotely.

Sommet Education’s Bachelor program is a state-of-the art blended learning option that offers 10 weeks of remote teaching followed by 10 weeks on campus. It allows new international students to access the first semester of their bachelor’s in International Hospitality Business at Glion and Global Hospitality Management at Les Roches remotely and arrive on campuses in Switzerland or Spain in January 2021 to finish their studies face-to-face.

The “Connect” solution is based on the four learning modules that usually compose the introduction to the hospitality sector including the practical arts the industry is famous for: Induction, The Art of Gastronomy, The Wine & Bar Universe and Rooms Division & Hotel Operations.

The practical arts modules will be taught by world-renowned experts from all Sommet institutions, such as Christophe Raoux and Luc Debove, both Meilleurs Ouvriers de France.

All participating students will receive a special “welcome kit” with necessary essentials to use along with the mix of live tutorials and demonstrations, videos, as well as one-to-one coaching and mentoring that constitute the special remote approach.

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Alongside each remote learning module, a companion program of extracurricular activities including engaging and fun competitions and challenges designed to build on the practical teaching such as cocktail and mocktail on-line contests, live demonstrations and guest speaker interviews is available.

While the students opting for the “Connect” program shall start their first semester remotely, all other students will be able to safely integrate their studies on all Glion and Les Roches campuses in Switzerland and Spain in early October.

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