Semester Abroad Options


To prepare our graduates for the multi-cultural environment of the hospitality industry, LRG-UAS now offers a semester abroad option.  This new structure allows our students to spend one semester studying in a dynamic university environment in Europe, Australia or the USA. This program variation can be done in one of five reputed business schools from the Laureate International University network.



The study abroad option takes place in semester 3 or 4 of the Bachelor of Science in Hospitality Management programme with the specialisation in International Hospitality Management or Food, Beverage and Operations Management. During the semester abroad, students will follow courses that are comparable to the LRG-UAS programme, for the same number of European Credit Transfer System credits. The courses are taught in English and foreign language modules are available in some locations.



Taking advantage of the Laureate International University network, students can choose to spend a semester one of these exciting locations.


France – Paris

Ecole Superieure du Commerce Extérieur (ESCE)

Founded in 1968, École Supérieure du Commerce Extérieur (ESCE) is a premier international business school with its main campus located in Paris and satellite locations in Lyon, France; Mexico City, Mexico; São Paulo, Brazil; and Beijing, China. Enrollment tops more than 1,600 students. The university’s Web site can be found at


Business and Information Technology School (BITS)

From its award-winning campus at Iserlohn, and the new campus in Germany’s capital city Berlin, near to the heart of the city, BiTS has been training future managers with an entrepreneurial spirit since 2000. Using innovative study concepts focusing on case studies, practical seminars, and integrated internships, BiTS provides the basic skills needed for responsible management and leadership positions. For its 1250 students, a mandatory semester abroad is an integral part of most programmes. The university’s Web site can be found at

USA  - Chicago

Kendall College

Kendall College, founded in 1934, is located in Chicago, Illinois. Kendall offers undergraduate degrees in business, culinary arts, early childhood education and hospitality management to a diverse and passionate community of more than 2200 students.

The university’s Web site can be found at

Spain – Madrid

Universidad Europea de Madrid (UEM)

Established in 1995, Universidad Europea de Madrid (UEM) is one of the most prestigious universities in Spain, enrolling more than 11,000 students on three campuses: two located in Madrid and one in Valencia. The university’s Web site can be found at

Australia – Leurra

Blue Mountains International Hotel Management School

The Blue Mountains International Hotel Management School (BMIHMS) is home to 400 students from over 36 countries and is Australia’s leading provider of hotel and event management education. Recently ranked number 1 in Asia Pacific and Australia (TNS Survey 2010) BMIHMS offers both undergraduate and postgraduate degree programs. With campuses in the stunning Blue Mountains National Park and downtown Sydney, students gain knowledge, skills and experience which lead to global careers in one of the world’s largest industries – hospitality.
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In addition to the fun of discovering a new place and making new friends, this programme option offers numerous benefits.

  • Opportunities for personal development.
  • Exercising cross-cultural competencies
  • Enhanced CV/Resume for future employment
  • Access to a wider range of courses and life-experiences
  • Improved language skills through cultural immersion
  • New-found confidence, motivation and independence


To participate in the semester abroad, students must have a GPA of 7.8/10 in Year 1 of the BSc programme (not the preparatory year).
Tuition fees remain the same during the semester abroad and are paid to LRG-UAS. Other fees are paid by the student, directly to the host institution.