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                                                                      FACTSHEET
                                                                           Press Release


                                          Contact            Ms. Fabienne Rollandin
                                          person:            Senior Marketing Manager
                                          Address:           Laureate Hospitality Education
                                                             Rue du Lac 118 – CH-1815 Clarens
                                                             Switzerland
                                          Contact            Tel: +41(0)21 989 26 65 - Fax: +41 (0)21 989 26 78
                                          details:           E-mail: fabienne.rollandin@laureate.ch
                                                             Website: www.glion.edu


I         ABOUT GLION INSTITUTE OF HIGHER EDUCATION
Glion Institute of Higher Education is a private Swiss Institution active in education in the field of Hospitality,
Tourism, Event, Sports and Entertainment Management, and offers various undergraduate, graduate and post
graduate programs up to three and a half years of study.
Located on two different campuses, one in Glion – above the famous resort of Montreux on the shores of Lake
Geneva, and one in Bulle – in the heart of the Gruyère region famous for its culinary specialties – GIHE has the
unique advantage of offering to its international student body, an ideal, safe an multi cultural educational
environment.

II        HISTORY
1962      Founding of the Hotel School “Institut International de Glion”.
1977      Name changed to “Centre International de Glion” (CIG).
1985      Founding member of the Swiss Hotel Schools Association (ASEH)
1989      Opening of the “Glion Management Centre” in Bulle (known today as Glion Institute of Higher Education,
          Bulle Campus).
1993      Signing of the 1st franchise agreement with the European Centre for Tourism Studies Corfu in Greece.
1995      Change of ownership. Mr Jan Huygen, a Glion Alumni was named Chairman and CEO.
2000      Start of the Master’s program and launch of the new Bachelor degree programs.
2001      Accreditation by NEASC (New England Association of Schools and Colleges) – USA.
2001      Creation of the Event, Sport and Entertainment program.
2002      Name changed to Glion Institute of Higher Education.
2002       Change of ownership to Laureate Hospitality Education, a division of Laureate Education Inc. Based in
           Baltimore (USA), Laureate manages 26 universities in 17 countries and includes some 300'000
           students. It is the largest network of international universities in the world.
2006      University level of accreditation: GIHE transited from the “Commission on Technical & Career
          Institutions” to the “Commission of Institutions of Higher Education” from the New England Association of
          Schools and Colleges (NEASC) in the USA.


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III       KEY PERSONNEL

GIHE Management
Mr.David Graves                       President Laureate Hospitality Education
Mr. Christian Beek                    Directeur Général / CEO Glion Institute of Higher Education
Dr. Debbie Prince                     Director of Academic Affairs – Glion Institute of Higher Education
Mrs. Daniela Re                       Chief Financial Officer Laureate Hospitality Education
Mr. Michael Huckaby                   Vice President Marketing Laureate Hospitality Education
Mr. Sandy Link                        Vice President Global Field Operations and Industry Relations Laureate
                                      Hospitality Education

Academic Support
Mr. Peter Cross                       Student Services Director – Glion Institute of Higher Education
Mr. Christian Daujat                  Academic Dean – Glion Campus
Mr. Julian Hoseason                   Academic Dean – Bulle Campus
Dr. Lyn Glanz                         Dean of Glion Graduate School
Mr. Michael Hoy                       Program Leader for the Event, Sport and Entertainment program



IV         MISSION
The Glion Institute of Higher Education offers management-focused programs for the hospitality and other service
industries. With an emphasis on both didactic and craft-based learning, GIHE is European in its outlook, Swiss in
its work ethos, American in its educational approach and multi-national in its student body.
All programs emphasize the development of generic thinking skills, the understanding of contemporary
management theory, and the integration of theory and practice. The “Glion Spirit” and GIHE’s academic programs
prepare for rapid progress to international managerial positions.



V         ACADEMIC PROGRAMS
As GIHE is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, the following academic
programs are based on the American University system. Intakes are every January and August. Please note that
the prices below include tuition, accommodation, full board and are valid for July / August 2009 and January /
February 2010 intakes.

Hospitality Programs

Program 1
 Title                 Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) in Hospitality Management or
                        Bachelor of Arts in Hospitality and Tourism Management or
                        Bachelor of Arts in Hospitality and Human Resources or
                        Bachelor of Arts in Hospitality Finance and Revenue Management or
                        Bachelor of Arts in Hospitality Marketing or



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                        Bachelor of Arts in Hospitality and Event Management or
                        Bachelor of Arts in Hospitality and Environmental Management
     Duration          3 ½ years – 7 semesters
     Internship        2 x six-months in the industry
     Languages         Possibility to follow the program in French up to semester 4
     Cost              CHF. 159,920.-

     Title             Associate Degree, ‘Hospitality Administration’
     Duration          2 years – 4 semesters
     Internship        1 x six-month in the industry.
     Languages         English / French
     Cost              CHF. 95,080.-

     Title             Diploma in Hotel and Restaurant Operations
     Duration          1 ½ year or 3 semesters
     Internship        1 x six-month practical training period in industry
     Language          English
     Cost              CHF 57,340.-

Program 2
 Title                 Post Graduate Diploma in Hospitality Administration
 Duration              2 semesters
 Internship            1 x six-month practical training period in industry
 Language              English
 Cost                  CHF. 49,590.-

     Title             Post Graduate Higher Diploma in Hospitality Management
     Duration          2 years – 4 semesters
     Internship        1 x six-month in the industry.
     Language          English
     Cost              CHF. 74,940.-

Program 3
Title               Master of Education in Hospitality Organizational Training Management (starts in July
                    each year at the Bulle campus)
     Duration      1 year including an intensive 7 week residential course at GIHE
     Assistantship 2 x 20 week Assistantship
     Language English
     Cost          CHF. 44,060.- (July 2009 price as only one intake per year)

Program 4
 Title                 Master of Business Administration in Hospitality, Tourism and Services Industry
                        leadership or Marketing (starts in July each year at the Bulle campus)
     Duration          1 year including 2 taught semesters.
     Language          English
     Cost              CHF. 61,960.- (July 2009 price as only one intake per year)




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Event, Sports & Entertainment Programs

Program 1
 Title                 Bachelor of Business Administration in Event, Sport & Entertainment Management
                        Bachelor of Arts in Event Management or
                        Bachelor of Arts in Entertainment Management or
                        Bachelor of Arts in Sport and Entertainment Marketing or
                        Bachelor of Arts in Sport and Entertainment Facility Management
     Duration          3 ½ years – 7 semesters
     Internship        2 x three to six-months in the industry.
     Language          English
     Cost              CHF. 160,780.-

     Title             Associate Degree Event, Sport and Entertainment Administration
     Duration          Two years – 4 semesters
     Internship        1 x three to six months in the industry.
     Language          English
     Cost              CHF. 95,940.-

Program 2
 Title                 Post Graduate Diploma in Event, Sport and Entertainment Administration
 Duration              3 semesters
 Internship            1 x three to six months in the industry.
 Language              English
 Cost                  CHF. 49,590.-

     Title             Post Graduate Higher Diploma in Event, Sport and Entertainment Management
     Duration          2 years - 4 semesters
     Internship        1 x three to six months in the industry.
     Language          English
     Cost              CHF. 74,940.-

Program 3
 Title                 Compete and study program (for athletes)
 Duration              variable depending on the person’s needs and time available (see Associate / Bachelor
                        Degree)
     Language          English

“All inclusive”
The fees include such services as tuition, full board, accommodation, accident insurance, leisure and sports
facilities and activities, laundry and ironing of professional clothing, administration costs, taxes, administration
charges for visa and work permit, membership of the Glion Alumni Association after graduation, professional
orientation program and advice, etc.




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VI        ABOUT THE CAMPUSES
Campus location
     Bulle      French part – Gruyère Region – Canton of Fribourg (around 1 – 1 ½ hours drive from Geneva
                 airport and 3 hours drive from Zurich airport).
     Glion      French part – Above Montreux by the Lac Léman (Geneva Lake) – Canton of Vaud (around 1
                 hour’s drive from Geneva airport and 3 – 3 ½ hours drive from Zurich airport).

Campus facilities
Both campuses facilities are purpose built. They include:
     28 Classrooms
     Computer lab
     Study room
     Kitchen demonstration class
     Libraries
     Room with Internet access
     Self Service restaurant
     Dinning room
     Brasserie style restaurant
     Bar
     TV lounge
     On-site sports facilities (Glion) + access to sports centers ( Bulle)
     Laundry facilities


VII       ABOUT STUDENTS AND FACULTY
Students nationalities
Over 85 nationalities and 45 different speaking languages on the two campuses. It is our policy to keep a good
mix and balance between the various nationalities and continents without privileging one over the others.

Age range of students
From 17 up to 39 years old

Faculty
There are around 75 faculty members including full and part time equivalent lecturers as well as professionals
who come to enhance the students’ program as visiting lecturers. Faculty members all have academic credentials
and often extensive professional experience relevant to their teaching. Additionally they are encouraged to be
members of professional associations and required to update their professional knowledge and participate in
scholarly research.

Student to lecturer ratio
The student to lecturer ratio varies depending on the program and method of instruction. The overall ratio is
around 19 students to 1 faculty member not taking into account the external consultants and visiting professionals




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who enhance courses. This figure is based on students on campus and excludes those doing their compulsory
internship because specially appointed personnel monitor these students.

A few facts about our students (based January on 2008 data)
Total student population                                   1,337
Students on campuses                                         987
Students on internships                                      350

Breakdown per program:
Undergraduate students                                             1084
Postgraduate students                                               205
Masters students                                                     48

Number of faculty members                                             76
Average number of internship opportunities per student                 6
Average number of interviews students have for a job                   4
Student male / female ratio                                      48 / 52
Number of nationalities represented                                   85
Percentage of international students                               94%
Percentage of Swiss students                                         6%

Nationality Mix:
Europe                                   53%
Americas                                 11%
Asia                                     26%
Middle East & Africa                     11%


VIII       ACCREDITATION AND AFFILIATION


Licence ship to operate
 Swiss Cantonal Authorities

Accreditation
 NEASC – Glion is accredited at university level by the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education of
    the New England Association of Schools and Colleges – USA.

Recognition and membership
Beside enjoying a worldwide recognition amongst international hospitality and tourism companies, staff members
and the management of Glion Institute of Higher Education are members of the following associations:
      AEIST (International Association of Scientific Experts in Tourism
      AMFORT
      CHRIE & EUROCHRIE
      EUHOFA
      OSEC – Office Suisse d’Expansion Commerciale
      Swiss Tourism and many more professional associations




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IX        CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
Our placement office invites around 40 to 50 international hotel chains and companies each semester to present
themselves and recruit our graduating students. A wide range of careers is open to them, namely in the fields of:
    Hospitality and Food Services
    Food Industry
    Tourism
    Events
    Entertainment / Sports
    Journalism
    Consulting and Services
    Banking and Finance
    Education
    Health
    Sports Management
    Leisure and Recreation
    Clubs
    Spa and Fitness
    Golf Management / Facilities Management


X         ALUMNI ASSOCIATION OF GLION

Today, Glion comprises some 5,000 Alumni spread in over 100 countries. The Alumni Association of Glion (AAG)
is a non profit organization and was founded in 1964 to bring together Alumni and maintain on-going contacts.
Today it represents an extensive network, and is an ideal tool to create and further professional and personal
relationships as well as encourage the exchange of new ideas. The AAG also offers a strong executive Search
and Placement Service facilitating the integration of new graduates into the professional world and matching job
offers with employment demands.




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April 2009




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