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 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).
Our year-long program is aimed at students who want to experience living in Paris and learning about French history, culture and the arts. Some students are humanities majors but the courses are aimed a filling general requirements for non-humanity majors as well. Taught in English the programme offers an unparalled variety of topics, ranging from general introductory courses to more specialised, in depth studies.
Based at the Institut dâ??Etudes Superieures des Arts premises in the heart of Paris, students are within easy access of all the major Parisian monuments and a stoneâ??s throw from the Louvre, the most important theatre in Paris, the Comedie FranÃ§aise or the centre of the luxury trades.
During their stay in Paris, students are encouraged to explore all aspects of Parisian life, and the course programme is structured to give students time to explore this most beautiful of cities. Short excursions are included in the programme; in addition there are a range of opportunities for extra-curricular activities outside the course timetable. Whether starting or needing to improve their French, everyone is given the opportunity to learn both in class and in daily conversation.
Courses to be taken:
French Culture and Civilisation
French Art and Architecture
The Tradition of French Landscape Painting: From The Renaissance to The Impressionists
The History of French Cinema
Paris in The Age of The Impressionists
The French Touch: Art Heritage, Culture and Branding