Summer school and university entry preparation courses are more than just a fun way to further your education before your first year of university.
From the skills and insight you will learn to the people you will meet, a well-designed university entry preparation course is life-changing.
We have compiled five different ways that an effective university entry preparation course can truly change your life.
1. Get a sneak peek at your chosen program
Attending a pre-college program is one of the best ways to get a true sense of what your chosen program. When it comes to the hospitality and tourism industry, there are a range of paths your career can take.
An entry preparation course can give you a glimpse of how your expectations measure up to the reality of a degree program before you enroll. If you realize you want to go a different direction, you will have saved yourself time, money, and frustration.
On the other hand, the preparation course could further ignite your passion and confirm that you are on the ideal path for you and your future. Either way, you will leave the course with a better sense of where you want to go next.
2. See behind the curtain
Thanks to technology, you can gain a pretty good sense of a school, degree program, and even the surrounding area through online research. However, even with the entire world at your fingertips, nothing quite compares to the experience of seeing things for yourself, firsthand.
This is especially true when it comes to the community and culture both within a school and its local region. During your time on campus for a pre-college program you’ll be able to get to know currently enrolled students as well as professors and experts in your field.
It’s a chance to get a true taste of student life, including the recreational as well as academic opportunities available.
3. Build your international network
One of the great benefits of attending university entry preparation course is getting to know the number of international students it attracts. Networking is an important part of preparing for a career in the hospitality industry.
A diverse network helps you to learn from an array of individuals with differing perspectives and varying skill sets. Additionally, there’s a strong chance that through your experiences together, you and your fellow students will form bonds of friendship that will last throughout your lifetime.
4. Improve your application
Attending a university entry preparation course is a great way to build your university application. Successfully completing the course demonstrates that you have what it takes to succeed at the university level. It shows you have explored your interests and have a real sense of what you want out of a degree program and a career.
Additionally, during the course you will have the opportunity to discuss your application with experts who can offer invaluable advice to ensure you are putting your best foot forward when seeking admission.
5. Prepare for university life
Starting a degree program is a huge transition. A well-designed university preparation course will help to make that transition a bit smoother. You will have time to address any new student questions or concerns you might have in advance of starting your degree, including everything from where your classes will be held to where to find the best coffee on or off campus.
As a result of summer camp experiences, instead of feeling lost or uncertain during your first week on campus, it will feel like coming home.
At EHL, we work hard to ensure all students attending our EHL Junior Academy gain knowledge, competencies, and the mindset necessary to succeed in a hospitality and tourism management degree program. Students participate in engaging workshops around a variety of topics including a Hotel Business Simulation, International Etiquette, and even cocktail making. We also include fun excursions where students can experience the stunning natural beauty around our Lausanne and Passugg campuses. Courses begin as early as June, and we are offering a special early bird discount you won’t want to miss.