La Xenia will have students from many different countries and cultures speaking many different languages but it’s important for students to excel in their English language abilities, therefore it’s expected that students will speak in English not only in class but also around the campus. English will be the common language amongst the international students.
Switzerland’s four (4) national languages are German, French, Italian and Romansh, and English is the most common non-national language.
Students at La Xenia have the opportunity to learn German and/or French as knowledge of several languages is an important asset in the hospitality & tourism industry. Also knowing German and French will assist the students in securing future internships in Switzerland.
La Xenia expects students to adhere to its uniform standards, the specifications for which are:
All students of La Xenia are required to wear the La Xenia uniform suit provided by the institute during class hours. Appearance must be immaculate and clothes must be absolutely clean, always be ironed and presentable. Student identity/name badges must be kept with them at all times when on the La Xenia campus. La Xenia uniform suit dress code is defined as:
Professional uniforms are to be worn during kitchen and service practical lessons, as well as during all duties.
Hairnets or kitchen hats must be worn at all times during kitchen practicals and by all students when working at the service counter in the La Xenia Campus Restaurant.
For Food & Beverage (F&B), Bar Service:
Female & Male Students includes:
All students will be provided with 1 set of La Xenia’s uniform suit (included in the Operating Expenses) upon arrival to La Xenia Campus.
Professional uniforms such as kitchen uniforms are only provided for Culinary Arts students.
If students wish to purchase an extra set of La Xenia’s Uniform including uniform suit and professional uniform, students must inform the Administrative Office or Student Services Center and order 3 months before the practical class starts. It may take up to 3 months before the student may receive the new uniform. Alternatively students can order before arriving at La Xenia campus with the Admission Office and make the payment together with the rest of the payment after visa approval to ensure uniform is received all upon arrival.