BARRIE, Ont. — It was a new world for a handful of Georgian College hospitality and culinary students who were the first to try out the school’s new study abroad program in France and Germany recently.
The third-year students mixed work with play to learn about Europe’s hospitality industry. “This was a great opportunity to combine my love of world travel with studying abroad and experiencing the hospitality and tourism trade in a different part of the world,” said Hotel and Resort Administration student, Ashley Bartley. “Georgian’s Study Abroad program made me realize that I wanted to pursue a career in the industry and helped me narrow my focus.”
On the inaugural trip, the students lived in the Château de Pourtales, a 200-year-old castle located on the outskirts of Strasbourg, France. But, when not in class or working in resorts and patisseries, they were travelling through Germany, France, Spain and Italy.
Schiller International University, a private school with campuses across Europe, partnered with Georgian to create the program, which is among the first in Ontario that offers a semester of learning abroad.
Registration for the next trip is currently underway. For more info, click here.