Sports, music and business converge in this lakeside city, defined by its breathtaking surroundings and tranquil environment. Montreux is on the forefront of the international music scene, hosting the world’s largest jazz festival every July.
With a dynamic mix of multilinguals and a large student population, you’ll quickly feel at home in Montreux’s close-knit community. The city is an ideal size, with everything you need just a pleasant walk away.
It is impossible to talk about Montreux without discussing its breathtaking landscape, sitting on the northeast corner of Lake Geneva, the city has inspired many writers, artists and singers, including David Bowie, Freddie Mercury, Igor Stravinsky and Vladimir Nabokov. Numerous hiking trails allow for quick excursions to nearby forests and if music is your thing, the Queen Studio Experience offers a glimpse into the iconic group’s recording history in Montreux’s original Mountain Studios.
EU Montreux campus life
EU Montreux is located in Villa Ormond, a manor house on the shores of Lake Geneva, in downtown Montreux. With many activities within walking distance of campus, it is the perfect location for both studying and socializing.
Known as the Swiss Riviera, Montreux has a unique microclimate which keeps temperatures in the city four to five degrees above the regional average. These exceptional temperatures allow for the growth of flora typical of the Mediterranean, including cypresses and even palm trees. The campus is surrounded by luscious gardens that are perfect for an outdoor lunch or study break, and there is also a beautiful veranda at your disposal.
You can easily explore the quaint streets of Montreux and beyond with one of EU’s bicycles which are available for you to use, free of charge, on campus. Hop on a bike or walk just a few steps to reach the seven-kilometer promenade, which runs along the lake between Chillon Castle and the nearby town of Vevey, home to the headquarters of the world’s leading nutrition, health and wellness company, Nestlé.
EU provides you with an outstanding learning environment that caters to all of your needs. The campus building houses state-of-the-art learning facilities with Wi-Fi access and every classroom has a SMARTboard with a high-tech sound system.
Programs Offered in Montreux
GETTING TO EU MONTREUX
Rue du Lac 18
1815 Clarens-Montreux, Switzerland
T +41 21 964 84 64
Bus 201 connects Montreux to the other towns in the Riviera, such as: Vevey, Territet and Villeneuve. To explore the surrounding mountains, choose bus services 204 and 205.
The train station is just a few minutes away and connects to other main cities in Switzerland, such as: Lausanne, Geneva, Bern and Zurich.