Our semester programmes are aimed at students from all countries, who want to experience living in Paris and learning about French history, culture and arts as well as the professional skills of the cultural management consultant, dealer or collector. Each semester starts with a month-long induction of intensive French classes and introduction to French culture. After that, while continuing French studies, students choose two additional specific options, ranging from art history, French literature or philosophy, twentieth-century cinema and literature. The autumn semester includes a special option in the business of the art market while in the spring semester, we offers a special option in cultural events management. All these courses are taught in English. Students fluent in French may opt for courses from the range of IESAÃ¢??s undergraduate programmes in art history, cultural management or art business. As part of each semesterÃ¢??s programme, there are excursions offered on the weekends: a day trip to the Palace of Versailles and a weekend trip either to Normandy or the Valley of the Loire. There are also many evening excursions to the galleries and cultural events in Paris.
The Professional Program in Hospitality Management offers international students a unique opportunity to specialize in the hospitality field, while studying in one of the tourism's most challenging cities in the world. The program is based not only on theory but also on practical experience. For this reason site visits, guest lectures and internships are organized for students. The combination of unique and sophisticate city with a program that provides individual care and attention ensures a remarkable experience for each hospitality student.
Program Details The Summer Post Graduate Apprenticeship program prepares students for supervisory and management positions in the world\'s largest and fastest growing industry. The Florence experience is a unique opportunity that is open only to a limited number of students who already possess a professional and advanced educational training in the culinary field. Courses emphasize practical and management skills through a combination of theoretical classes, experiential learning, practical labs and field studies led by professors with extensive industry experience. The overall program is divided into 4 concentrations focusing on Food & Beverage Service, Food Preparation, Culinary Management, and Special Event Management & Catering. All classes and labs will take place at â??GANZOâ?? the non-profit cultural association and restaurant-club operated by Apicius students. Please see below for further information on admissions and courses. Detailed information on admissions, course descriptions, and program duration are located in the Application Form and Course Catalogue. Starting Dates: Arrival Sunday May 12 Orientation Monday May 13 Classes start Tuesday May 14 Classes End Friday July 12 Checkout Saturday July 13 OR Arrival Sunday June 2 Orientation Monday June 3 Classes start Tuesday June 4 Classes End Friday August 2 Checkout Saturday August 3