The Private Hotel School is the South African partner school of the American Hospitality Academy (AHA) and a member of the International Hotel Management Schools (IHMS).
This means that our students also have access to the renowned AHA USA Internship Programme and its many benefits, offering most of our students their first international working experience within the greater global hospitality industry.
The Internship Programme forms an integral part of all diploma programmes presented at AHA International Hotel Management Schools. This distinguished, structured USA internship programme is one of the main competitive advantages we offer students. The AHA has a 20-year track record of training experience and students are given the opportunity to get world-class practical training at some of the USA’s most prestigious hotels and resorts.
This list of partner hotels includes a veritable who’s who of the hospitality industry, including the Marriott, Hilton, Ritz Carlton, Westin, Starwood, Holiday Inn, Radisson and several premier vacation ownership properties.
Because the AHA is a designated US Department of State J-1 Visa Sponsor, it is allowed to issue the DS-2019 form or Certificate of Eligibility for J-9 Exchange Programmes. This form is the legal paperwork required by all students participating in any training programme in the USA.
Whether in South Africa, USA, Romania, Philippines, Nepal, India, Vietnam, Dubai or Sri Lanka; each AHA-IHMS campus is founded and focused on the same impeccable professional standards that have made the AHA the world's leader in hospitality internships:
Quality in Education
Commitment to Excellence,
Leading-Edge Teaching and Practical Training Methods
Emphasis on Cultural Diversity
These mandatory campus standards will ensure that, no matter in which country or discipline a hospitality student chooses to study, they will receive a first-class education, assuring their first choice will always be AHA – International Hotel Management Schools.