International Hotel and Culinary Schools
Our campus is located in the city of Makati, one of the 17 cities that make up Metro Manila. This vibrant bustling city is one of the most important financial, commercial and economic hubs in Asia and is known for its cosmopolitan culture, embassies, museums, cultural and artistic venues, cafes, restaurants and surrounding nightlife. You can easily access spectacular shopping and entertainment amenities at one of Manila's mega malls, or take a short inexpensive flight to over 7,000 of the country's islands to enjoy breathtaking beaches, native rainforests, diving, hiking, whale-watching and luxurious, well-priced resorts. The Filipinos are a fun-loving and hospitable people, always ready to welcome foreign guests to their homes and country.
AHA Philippines is the first international American School in the Philippines. It was formally inaugurated on October 22, 2006 by then US Ambassador to the Philippines Her Excellency Kristie Kenney. AHA Philippines is the first culinary school in the Philippines with a theatre-style demonstration room patterned after top US and European culinary schools, has classrooms complete with modern audio-visual facilities, a rigorous, well rounded hands-on education program and a fully functional restaurant, Upper East, that serves as restaurant laboratory and training venue for AHA students.
AHA Philippines brings renown chefs from around the world to the school as guest lecturers on a regular basis and is accredited by the American Culinary Federation ACF in the USA.
AHA Philippines looks forward to welcoming you to our campus soon!
AHA - South Africa, also known as the Private Hotel School is situated in Stellenbosch in the Western Cape, a province bordered by the Indian and Atlantic Oceans and that attracts millions of visitors each year. Stellenbosch boasts a Mediterranean climate and is surrounded by hills and vineyards. It is famous for its small-town friendliness, leisurely lifestyle, arts, music and theater. And for the students, in addition to the buzz of campus life, the academic stimulation, and the sports facilities surrounded by mountain scenery, there are the sidewalk cafés and friendly meet-and-eat pubs - all within easy walking distance.
Centrally located, Stellenbosch is the ideal base from which to explore the Cape Town, Peninsula, Whale Route and West Coast. Only 45 minutes drive is South Africa's oldest city, Cape Town, affectionately known as the Mother City with a vibrant waterfront, cable car trip to the summit of Table Mountain and the bustling "flea market" at Greenmarket Square. Along the spectacular coastline, you can spend hours on the endless stretches of pristine beaches, in sheltered harbor cafes, stroll through quaint gift shops, go whale watching or visit nature reserves.
The Private Hotel School is located in a beautiful natural setting and offers students the chance to study in small groups in an integrated learning environment with an emphasis on individual attention and practical training. You will master high levels of very specialized knowledge and gain skills needed for a competitive hospitality environment. You will hone your hospitality and culinary skills with work integrated learning at various guest houses, hotels or restaurants in the area.
The Private Hotel School is registered with South African Qualifications Authority and is accredited by South Africa's Council on Higher Education. It is one of the few private hospitality and culinary arts programs that have received this designation in the country.
AHA South Africa looks forward to welcoming you to our campus soon!
AHA Turkey - known locally as "USLA-International Hospitality and Culinary Academy" - is located in the amazing city of Istanbul, Turkey's largest city. Located in the northwest of the country, it lies on the Bosphorus Strait. Extending both on the European (Thrace) and Asian (Anatolia) sides of the strait, Istanbul is the only metropolis in the world situated on two continents. The campus is located on the European side that most tourists think about when they talk about visiting Istanbul. This side is a trade and business center, which contains the old city with Byzantine, Ottoman, Roman, Genoese and Greek forms of architecture and a wonderland of mosques, churches, museums and opulent palaces.
Take time to visit an authentic Hamam or Turkish Bath, to swim at beaches that have reopened around the city, shop at ancient bazaars from the 15th and 16th centuries, eat delicious seafood along the shore, or stop to watch the filming of a Turkish or European movie. There are numerous music, dance, visual arts and film festivals all year round and many night clubs, pubs, restaurants and taverns with live music in the city, that move to open air spaces in the summer. This exotic and cosmopolitan city never sleeps!
AHA Turkey provides world-class stylish premises and a comprehensive rounded academic experience with our state of the art kitchens, practical training and simulation rooms, classrooms, computer lab and library as well as student concierge services designed especially to serve the needs of our students. The excellent premises and attention to detail flow over into the culture and atmosphere of the school, the academic programs, quality of teaching and the overall learning experience of our students.
AHA Turkey is approved by the Ministry of Education and is affiliated with American Hotel and Lodging Association (AH&LA), National Restaurant Association (NRA), American Culinary Federation (ACF) and International Council of Hotel, Restaurant and Institutional Education (ICHRIE).
AHA Turkey looks forward to welcoming you to our campus soon!
Our school is located in Goa, a glorious slice of India hugging the country's western coastline and bounded by the Arabian Sea. It is one of the richest states and is renown for its swaying palms, white sands, sparkling waters, churches, and temples - all of which attract over 2 million visitors annually. A Portuguese outpost in India for almost 500 years, the influence of colonial rule can still be seen in the exquisite, crumbling architecture and the East-meets-West cuisine which combines coconut milk, palm vinegar and chilies with traditional Portuguese ingredients.
You can enjoy the laid back Goan lunchtime and siesta, walk through the old city and visit the half dozen imposing churches and cathedrals among the largest in Asia, and then rent a scooter and drive out to enjoy the calm atmosphere of a lily-covered lake or wild-life sanctuary. Or you can brace yourself for the invigoration of a white-water waterfall, kite-surfing or paragliding, or dive off the coast to see many species of reef fish, hard and soft corrals and even shipwrecks. And end your day with the delicious heat of a spice-laden vindalho (vindaloo) for dinner.
The AHA School in Goa has been established by GESTO, a hospitality training Initiative of Emerge Learning Services Limited and that is part of one of the fastest growing Skill Development Institutions in India. GESTO is the Portuguese word for "Gesture". GESTO signifies not only physical actions but also the strength of character, the zest for life, respect for work and the personal satisfaction that comes from superb performance on the job as well as in the classroom. This philosophy keeps us striving for excellence in our educational programs and physical environments and is why our graduates are employed in top-tier cruise liners, airlines, hotels and resorts both in India and abroad.
Gesto Culinary and Hospitality Academy, Porvorim, Goa is recognized by the Human Resource Development Foundation, Government of Goa and Bharathiar University, Coimbatore from the State of Tamil Nadu, India. The Bharathiar University was established by the State Government of Tamil Nadu and the University is recognized by the University Grants Commission (UGC) of India, New Delhi. BU is a member of the Association of Indian Universities and Commonwealth Universities. BU is accredited with 'A' grade by The National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC).
We look forward to welcoming you to our campus soon!
Nepal is a multi-cultural, multi-linguistic and multi-religious country and is blessed with a rich cultural heritage. Culture defines the way of life for the entire Nepalese society where every aspect of life, food, clothing and even occupations are culturally classified. Nepalese are culturally warm, hospitable and affectionate hosts who place their "heart" above their "head", which is why so many visitors love to return time and time again. For a relatively small country Nepal has a diverse landscape, ranging from the humid Terai plains in the south to the mountainous Himalayas in the north, attracting tourists from around the world. Kathmandu is the hub of Nepal's traditional culture and arts.
It's an ideal place for rest and relaxation and for easy day tours of historic temples and monuments. As the capital city of Nepal, it offers many services including international airlines, hotels and banking facilities. Kathmandu can also be enjoyed for its night life, shopping and of course for its breath-taking mountain views.
AHA Nepal also known as the Silver Mountain School of Hospitality (SMSH), is located at the heart of Kathmandu city at Lainchour, which is less than a kilometer from Narayanhiti Palace Museum and Thamel. It has state of the art classrooms with advanced teaching aids, a restaurant, bar, fully equipped culinary kitchen, reception, seminar room, meeting room, mock up housekeeping room, offices and a library. We organize frequent visits of industry experts, chefs and hospitality professionals to enhance our student's experience and we believe that personal contact with our faculty and staff creates a caring and friendly atmosphere, especially important for international students who may find themselves may miles from home.
SMSH is the first Hotel Management School in Nepal to be granted a license from Ministry of Education and Sports to award an internationally recognized Bachelor Degree & Diploma from both the UK and USA and Post Graduate Diploma in Tourism and Hospitality from the UK. Validation by the Queen Margaret University UK in 2011 gave it the distinction of being the first school in Nepal to offer a UK degree in hospitality and tourism.
AHA Nepal looks forward to welcoming you to our campus soon!