“I’m currently doing the Passerelle Program, a program that allows you to attend Vatel courses after a 3 year undergraduate program: this intensive course begins at the end of August and allows you to start the first year of your MBA in November.
I discovered Vatel during my Bachelor’s in international trade: the Vatelien, Jeremie de Fombelle, manages a superb resort in Mauritius, the LUX* Le Morne, where I was doing an internship. I became aware of all the different kinds of work you are qualified for after graduating from Vatel and I discovered a prestigious school, both for the quality of its courses as well as for its international outreach and its vision of hospitality.
The internships I did before taught me that I wanted to work in administration and hotel management, and I dreamed of managing a hotel abroad. I’ve still got a way to go, but I know that Vatel will give me all the keys I need for a great future.”
Innovative educational methods
This course is based on participation: we work in groups of 3-4 students, and each day we present a press review at the beginning of the course on a theme we chose (for instance, collaborative hospitality, new trends, current events in real estate, etc.). Then the professor gives us more information on each subject and we talk.
Our teacher has a Sales and Marketing background. He worked in several international companies before becoming the Sales Manager of the Les Hotels de Paris group.
“There are 22 of us in this Passerelle Program, with different college majors (trade, law, accounting, etc.): this intensive module gives us the basics in the hospitality field, so that we’ll begin our MBAwithout too many problems. The current events in hospitality course teaches us to do due diligence on the hospitality market and understand it. We develop all the analytical capacities that professionals in hospitality and tourism need. For instance, when one group acquires another one, we talk about all the aspects of this operation: why did they acquire it, what impact it will have on the concerned brand images, what customer strategy they’ll have, etc. The reflexes we hone in this course are indispensable for us to work in this ever-changing environment.”
Students talk about their Vatel courses:
Just 20 years old and Emma has already lived in France, in Germany, in Belgium and in England. She’ll tell us about her international experience with the Marco Polo exchange program from Paris to Brussels.Read more
Emma Lacour, who loves travelling and showing her photos on gastronomy and the French art of hospitality on Instagram, tells us why she decided to study in this field.Read more
Mathilde Corbin, who has taught at Vatel Nimes for the past five years, is an expert in events management and a coach for MBA students in this Specialization.Read more
A green Vatel logo, students waiting on tables, at the cash register and advising clients: it’s evident, we’re at a Vatel Cafe!Read more
To thank them for a year of working together, the Lyon Metropolis in an Awards Ceremony, pays homage to what Vatel Lyon students have accomplished.
Currently, in her 2nd undergraduate year, Océane Pilot has already and repeatedly experienced the power of the alumni network of Vatel Bordeaux. Testimonial.Read more
What do Vatel students do when they are not training or in class? Some, like Maxime Culosse, decide to beef up their resumes.Read more
While the international outreach and mixture of theory and practical application convinced Milo’s parents, it was employability and quick promotions in the hospitality industry that seduced Edouard’s...Read more
Red alert! We found Tokyo, Berlin, Rio, Denver and even "El Professor" in the South of France: they were hidden among the Vatel Nîmes first year students during their orientation weekend in Fréjus! #moneyheistRead more
From Montenegro, Tunisia and India, more than 60 students came to Nimes to do their international internship at the Vatel Hotel.Read more
Food and beverage manager and sommelier at Les Tables Vatel in Bordeaux, Julien Borreil likes to learn and discover.Read more
Accepted at Vatel Nantes, Lou Nguyen ends her admission interview by trying on clothing. By the way though, why wear a uniform and what do students think about this?Read more
Hired even before they received their degrees, the Vatel Lyon class of 2018 has great jobs again this year!Read more
How can students appreciate and retain a theoretical course? With a professor who has worked in this industry and has lots of stories to tell!Read more
You could say that Irene Melero, who speaks Spanish, Italian and French, is an expert in how to learn foreign languages! Let’s have a look at her background and educational philosophy.Read more
Vatel Nimes 4th year students came in second place in the nationwide “Challenges for Youth and Companies” competition. What did they decide to promote? A hotel of course!Read more
Vatel students: your 4th year mission, should you choose to accept it, is the following: drawing up a development strategy to increase Chinese tourism in your city, working closely with the Lyon Metropolis.Read more
A 2010 alumnus, Francois Perraud is now a Financial Controller at the Nantes Radisson Blu. Coming September, he’ll also be a Vatel Nantes faculty member!Read more
Vatel Bordeaux Academic Director Ludovic Glorieux presents his missions and a complete overview of the strengths and challenges for the Vatel Group entity in Gironde.Read more
Who is Isabelle Cassini, a Vatel Nantes professor?Read more
The next Worldwide Hospitality Awards will be held in one month: support the Marco Polo program candidacy by voting here right now!Read more
We wish you all a great academic year and a special welcome to the first class of Vatel Nantes.