Deciding to do my second year at Vatel Brussels was an opportunity for me to discover another world while conserving my educational marks and continuity.
My goal was not just to strengthen my linguistic skills with courses that were only in English, but also to experience a very international environment.
In my first year of my bachelor courses in Vatel in Paris, I learned the basics of the French art of hospitality. I was able to put them into practice for a year in my application courses at the Vatel Restaurant as well as during my first-year internship at the Five Seas Hotel in Cannes.
In my second year at Vatel Brussels, I learned how to apply this knowledge to a multicultural target: I had a Marco Polo student from Vatel Switzerland in my class and I did my practical application weeks in one of the international hotels that had partnered with our school.
I was excited much more than afraid before leaving because there’s always a link between our home school and our host school. I had a friend from Vatel Paris who was my sponsor and the whole Vatel Brussels class helped me out when I was there.
After that I felt really fulfilled because I wasn’t out of my comfort zone, and there was a real continuity in my courses. Only the language and the environmental context had changed.
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