Vatel International Business School
Vatel International Business School of Hotel & Tourism Management has trained the future operational and senior managers of the hospitality and tourism industry for over 30 years in a management-focused education. Education courses are offered in several languages, depending on location, including English, French, Spanish, Russian and Arabic.
Vatel Hotel School for Management is respected around the world for preparing students for middle and higher management positions in a booming sector of the Tourism industry. The education courses run for a duration of 3 to 5 years. Vatel's learning environment is unique in the essential values shared by the students and faculty: solidarity, responsibility, respect, humanity, and generosity. Vatel offers a clear and transparent fee structure, and a virtual library, Cyberlibris, as well as intranet link the 6,000 Vatel students around the world.
Some 700 students from 50 nationalities study at Vatel's campus in Nimes. The campus is one of the largest in Europe and makes for a diverse and constructive learning environment.
The school is renowned for its internationally-oriented teaching concept and has 8000 graduates working in the most prestigious hotels in the world. As a result Vatel International Business School was awarded the Hospitality Award for the quality of its programmes and their students' level of competence.
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With a 1,000 m² state of the art building that is entirely dedicated to graduate and post-graduate education the Vatel International Business School, Brussels opened in 2009. The cosmopolitan school's sessions are taught in French and English.
The School has a partnership with the Hilton Brussels and while theoretical courses are conducted on campus by highly qualified professors, the practical professional training takes place in real time, in the different departments of the Hilton Hotel. The hotel is located at a mere 300 meters from the school, right in the heart of the capital.
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The Vatel - Switzerland campus brings together safety, quality of life and multicultural exchanges in a very study friendly atmosphere. Located in the Alps, the geographical situation of Vatel - Switzerland offers students a wide range of cultural and sporting activities such as skiing, mountain climbing, hiking, swimming and sailing.
Practical applications at Vatel - Switzerland are taught in a star-rated hotel with 90 rooms, a restaurant serving sophisticated cousin and a congress and conference centre with a capacity of 350 clients.
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The Marco Polo programme
Due to the international nature of travel and tourism, Vatel offers the opportunity for its students to spend one academic semester of his/her programme on exchange in any of the 21 Vatel schools around the world:
- Saudi Arabia
- Ho Chi Minh
- New Delhi
- Buenos Aires
- Los Angeles
These exchange experiences are frequent and varied between Vatel schools and major hospitality groups. The international exposure gained through required internships in major international tourist destinations gives Vatel students the opportunity to apply theoretical teaching in real situation, to be faced with the realities of the business world and to prepare themselves for their intended job.
This helps to ensure that 90% of Vatel students receive a job offer upon completion of their internship. Thus making Vatel the perfect platform for careers in hospitality management.
Upon completion of an education at Vatel International Business School, graduates join an international alumni network of 25,000, encouraging students to travel and work around the world.