B.H.M.S. was proud to be able to host thirty Compass College students from Hong Kong this week! They were able to experience "B.H.M.S. Life" by living and attending classes in Lucerne and were actually able to see what B.H.M.S. is all about!
Eager and excited they arrived Sunday morning, being welcomed at B.H.M.S. with a Welcome Dinner B.H.M.S. has became famous for.
Monday they attended classes with subjects in Culture and Behavior in the Hospitality Industry and Business Communications and had dinner in the "Stadtkeller" complete with a Swiss folklore show.
Tuesday had students learn about Career Development pathways and Vocational Skills as a base to Management Development followed by dinner in the B.H.M.S. Dining Room.
On Wednesday, the group went on an excursion to the B.H.M.S. vineyards in Benken, ZH, where the group sampled different wines and snacks. They then proceeded to the Rhein waterfall in Schaffhausen, home of Schloss Laufen, a Swiss heritage site of national significance overlooking the Falls. The group then crossed the border to Germany and visited the city of Konstanz, were they viewed the beautiful old town. The day was rounded out with a visit to the school's headquarters in Zürich, home of the Bénédict Education Group, where they were wined and dined and given an insight into one of Switzerland's largest, private educational entities.
Thursday had the students back in 'fun' classes, learning how to make ice cream and learning about wine, a European cultural must!
On Friday they went up to Mt. Pilatus with its' beautiful and breathtaking view of the entire Alpine mountain range, viewing it from the new panoramic gondolas! They received Certificates of Attendance, followed by dinner in the B.H.M.S. Dining Room!
On August 1st, Swiss National Day, the group took a boat ride to Brunnen, followed by local holiday celebrations and a beautiful fireworks display over Lake Lucerne. They group had a day to themselves on Sunday before returning to Hong Kong Monday morning.
It was a pleasure hosting Compass College from Hong Kong and below you can find some impressions of their time at B.H.M.S..