Turning your dream into reality!
Where do our Students come from and where do they go?
Students from all over the world attend the PHS to experience the best of both worlds – they can study towards an internationally recognised qualification and enjoy the vibrant student life in the surroundings of Stellenbosch, known for its beauty. At present, in addition to students from all the provinces of South Africa, there are students from various African countries such as Namibia and Zimbabwe, Eastern and European countries on the campus.
The various backgrounds of the students (some just out of school, while others have already done a first degree and many have worked in the industry for some time) provide a cultural diverse environment in which the students enjoy the flexible programme options of the PHS. Our theoretical training is backed up by practical, hands-on tuition, on campus as well as in some of the prestigious hotels, restaurants and wine farms in the region. Our standards are high and all education and training is industry focussed with educational material that is in line with international standards.
We find that all our students get jobs after their studies, some even while they are still busy with their internships. Some choose to start their own businesses. The opportunity and ability to own one's own business is a dream many South Africans share and these students realize their dream by implementing what they have learnt at the PHS in their businesses. Other students choose to study further and we find that there are many options for them, some study further in marketing, others study accounting so that they can become accountants in the hospitality industry. Those who work in hospitality establishments have a very wide choice. Some work in interesting game lodges for example on the banks of the Zambesi river, other work in prestigious hotels such as the Hyatt Hotel in Oubaai and others in top restaurants such as Terroir at Kleine Zalze.
As the programmes are internationally recognised, one has the option of working locally or abroad. At present we have students that work, apart from Southern Africa, in countries such as America, Kenya, The Netherlands, Belgium, China and England.