Since 1970, Florida State has offered students the opportunity to discover a world of hotels, restaurants, foods, and wines in the heartland of the European hospitality industry. This unique program achieves an ideal educational balance: accelerated classroom instruction, travel, and on-site observation of industry operations. Students benefit from a myriad of professional, cultural, and recreational attractions throughout Switzerland and neighboring countries.
The class schedule is structured to augment guest lectures and class meetings with course-related field trips. There will also be ample time for individual and small group travel, which provides a framework for the curriculum and program learning objectives. The Burgundy and Alsatian wine regions, the French and Italian Riviera, Paris, Barcelona, Florence, Venice, Rome, Salzburg, Vienna, Munich, Lucerne, and Amsterdam are but a few destinations that students often visit during independent travels.