Aimee’s Swiss trip HITs all the right notes

Aimee is a HIT

Aimee’s Swiss trip HITs all the right notes

A student from Forth Valley College’s Hospitality Department travelled to Switzerland recently on a HIT Scotland Scholarship.

Aimee Stevenson (23) from Stirling, a second year HND Hospitality Management student, visited the Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne, as part of an 18 strong Scottish delegation on a special bursary course from 26 February-1 March 2018.

And despite a snow delayed return journey home for Stirling based Aimee, she still believes the trip has been the icing on the cake to her FVC studies so far!

Aimee, who hopes to become a Home Economics teacher, said: “It was amazing and the best experience from an educational point of view I have ever had. It was well worth it, I took a lot away from the experience and I have brought new skills back with me which will help me with my course and my career. I love it here at Forth Valley College and the lectures are brilliant. I would recommend it to anyone.

“HIT were excellent with us when the snow delayed our journey home and I had to stay in Geneva and London on the way back. I had never been to the UK capital before, so it gave me the chance to do some sightseeing and that was a real bonus of the trip!”

The aim of the HIT Scotland scholarship is to give an insight into the hospitality industry from a new perspective. Its purpose is to provide scholars with knowledge about how Scotland can improve its hospitality industry and be even more successful.

Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne was founded in 1893 and was the world's first hospitality management school.  They offer three degree programmes (Bachelor of Science in International Hospitality Management; Executive MBA; Master of Science) delivered in French and English. 

While there, Aimee studied covered several different workshops including:  Cross Culture Awareness, Hospitality Trends, Dress Codes.

Karyn King, Operations Manager in the FVC’s Department of Hospitality and Salon Services, said: “Aimee is an excellent student and we are all sure this experience will benefit her immensely as she progresses in here career.”

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