Hotelschool The Hague in the Netherlands offers world-class, practice-oriented education in hospitality. With more than 36% international students, it is one of the most diverse schools in Europe.
Giedrius Margevicius is a 21-year old student from Lithuania. As a first year student, he is currently living in Skotel, the student residence for the first year. Living in the Skotel is part of the Bachelor Hospitality Management programme. Giedrius is about to leave for his first placement in Scotland.
Experience at Hotelschool The Hague
“What I really enjoy at Hotelschool The Hague is the organisational culture within the school. The way the students and the teachers interact and the dedication the teachers show in helping the students. Everyone is treated respectfully and as an equal which makes for a great atmosphere. I appreciate the way the teachers treat the students immensely. The programme is enjoyable because it is all based on real expertise. I didn’t used to like mathematics in high school, but here they have managed to make it interesting by linking it to real-life situations. The expectations I had have definitely been met and exceeded.”
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“Living in the Skotel with all the other first year students means you really get to know everyone. It is good to live together with people from different cultures with different needs and expectations because it makes you see other sides of things. A few Dutch and German friends have visited Lithuania in the summer and it’s great to be able to experience and enjoy each other’s cultures. It is really a part of the study programme.”
Future career and ambitions
“I have a real interest in food & beverage and I have always had an interest in sales in marketing. I imagine myself working in those fields, because I really like interacting with people. I recently started the Creating Business Value (Business Accounting) course, which only strengthened my passion for this. Hospitality has to do with service, which can be used in any field. It is representing your product and selling it by doing so. Only a small percentage of the alumni end up working in a hotel, there is so much more to hospitality.”
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(This article was provided by Hotelschool The Hague.)