9 Week Graduate Hospitality Apparenticeship in the Restaurant Industry
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 Catalog.
The « PAID Internship France » program offers students the opportunity to explore different career paths related to their field of study by interning at a company in France. The program offers a unique way to acquire professional qualifications and to enhance the skills and knowledge of qualified trainees in their fields while benefiting from first-hand exposure to French culture and business practices.
Study Abroad Europe offers training placements in the following occupational categories:
• Sales and Marketing
• Communication, Public Relations
• Publicity, Journalism, Press
• Audiovisual Medias, Cinema, Television
• Business Administration and Management
• Hospitality and Tourism Management
• Computing and New Technologies
• History, Museums
• Art, Art Museums and Galleries
• Social Services, Psychology, Health
• Law, Politics, Government, Public Administration Responsibilities
The program has an open enrollment policy throughout the year and applicants may apply for a 2 to 12 months training program. All host employers are based in Paris and exceptionally in suburban communities adjacent to Paris. Placements are full-time positions, which is approximately 35 hours per week.
• Be at least 18 years old
• Be a full-time student at a tertiary institution (university, college …) in their home country
• Hold a valid passport
• Be able to communicate effectively in French and be familiar with the French terminology of your study field
• Be mature, flexible, open-minded, able to adapt and willing to experience new situations
Duration: 8 or 12 weeks or more
Location: Paris, France
Salary: Paid internship ( you may receive 500 to 700 Euro per month)
The program is highly regarded in the international arena in both Europe and North America and credits are issued directly from the University of Economics Prague (in Czech this university is called VSE, VysokÃ¡ Å¡kola ekonomickÃ¡ v Praze). Upon a students' completion of the coursework, the professors submit their grades to the Director of the program and the Dean of the College of International Relations signs off on the transcripts. Most importantly, VSE operates in accordance with the principles of the European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS) and all courses at the university are approved by the Czech Ministry of Education.
Students accepted into the program may enroll in no more than two courses during the program. They are required to attend all sessions including all site visits to businesses and off campus guest lectures provided as part of the academic component. The courses meet all University of Economics course policies, they are intensive in nature and we are bound to conforming to the VSE grading scale. We will provide you with the course syllabi upon request.
The total amount of academic hours per course is:
45 direct contact hours = 4 transfer credit hours in the North American system
45 direct contact hours = 7 transfer credit hours in the ECTS European system
The academic rigor of these courses approved by VSE are at the upper level undergraduate ranking. Graduate credit is also available.
Each course is worth 4 US credit hours (or 7 ECTS credits). Students enroll in 2 classes for a total of 8 US credits (or 14 ECTS credits). Students also take an informative and fun Czech language and culture course for free. All courses are taught by highly-credentialed international professors. These courses are accredited by University of Economics Prague. Transcripts will be provided to each student upon completion for transfer back to their home institution. Classes will be taught in the English language. (Note: Students are advised to check with their home university registrar to ensure transfer credit will be approved).