What Are Some Good Finishing Schools for Women?


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Some finishing schools for women include the Institut Villa Pierrefeu in Switzerland and the British Butler Institute in England. Minding Manners is another institution that conducts workshops and courses on etiquette.

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The Institut Villa Pierrefeu was founded in 1954 and is the last of the traditional finishing schools in Switzerland, as of 2015. The school is a family-run institute and resembles a grand manor house rather than an actual school. The earliest students of the Institut Villa Pierrefeu were Europeans, but it now has students from the Middle East, India, the Philippines and Japan. The school conducts courses and workshops on general etiquette, international etiquette and protocol, customized special programs on European manners and customs, and even courses conducted at the client's residence.

The British Butler Institute is a finishing school with premises in London and Edinburgh. The school caters to men and women and includes clients from airline staff, royalty and heads of countries, members of foreign embassies, celebrities and models. The courses encompass various aspects of manners such as international, social and dining etiquette and protocol, confidence and voice training, and training in luxury lifestyles.

Minding Manners is another institute in the niche of etiquette, customs and protocol. The school has separate courses for social, business and children's etiquette.

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