Alessandro

   -   Bachelor Student

Glion_bulle-1840Hi everyone!

Let me introduce myself; my name is Alex and I will be joining Glion for the Bachelor of Hospitality Management program, at the end of July. The program starts in less than three weeks; to be honest I haven’t even realized it yet.

As an E-Ambassador for the coming year, I will keep you updated on my experiences at Glion Institute of Higher Education. I will do the best I can to keep you interested and informed about life at Glion.

I am a new student at Glion. I transferred from another hotel management school. I will be going straight into my 3rd semester. I have just completed my internship; two weeks ago, at the best and most beautiful resort in the Maldives. I will let you know more about my experiences there, in one of my following posts.

I would like to tell you a little about my life before I was accepted to Glion.

I was born in Mexico City, Mexico: one of the biggest and most populated cities in the world. Even though I was born there; I have never lived there. Instead, I grew up in the south of Switzerland in a small and idyllic town by the lake called Ascona. It is located in the Italian-speaking region of Ticino, the smallest Swiss region, with the best Mediterranean climate in the country. For those who don’t know Switzerland yet, my town is actually closer to the Italian fashion capital Milan, than Zurich.

During my summer breaks in high school, I had my most beautiful and memorable experiences. For 3 years in a row, I spent 3 weeks during the summer in Germany at an international school, where I met people from all over the world, who were also studying German.

During the summer of 2009 I went to Brisbane, Australia, where I spent a period of 7 weeks at an international school improving my English. These experiences have been and always will be very precious and memorable for me. I established very strong friendships with many different people from the four corners of the world. I learnt about their cultures, traditions and so much more. I had the opportunity to visit my friends in their home countries. It was a great experience for me to travel and to see different places through a local perspective. I have kept in touch with almost all of the people I have met during these wonderful endeavors. I always wanted to have an international circle of friends to network with, and this was a great way of doing so. This is also one of the reasons why I’ve decided to join Glion, where students from 90 different countries interact with each other and where everyone can benefit from one another.

After I had spent my summer in Australia, I went back to my hometown to complete my last year in high school. I had the most amazing time ever and in June 2010 I graduated successfully with honors. It was hard to believe that one of my first and biggest steps of my life had come to an end.

I’ve decided to study Hospitality because I have always liked travelling. Since I was a little child, I have always travelled. My father was a chef-restaurateur, he owned a Michelin starred restaurant in our hometown. At times, we were able to go abroad because my father was invited to work in St. Moritz, Cancun, Hong Kong and so on… Another reason why I like Hospitality is because I like to interact with many different people from all over the world. From the professional point of view, the Hospitality industry impacts many areas of our lives and the possibilities it offers are huge.

When I was accepted to Glion Institute of Higher Education I was ecstatic, because it is one of the best hotel schools in the world, and is internationally recognized for its excellence. I am really looking forward to joining Glion this summer.

Good Luck to you all this semester!