Let's go on a journey!
Internships are a crucial part of our program. They are not only an amazing educational and professional experience, but also a chance to have fun, travel to new places and meet new people.
Want to learn more about what it’s like to go on an internship? It wouldn’t be fair if you heard it from us, so here are some stories directly from our students and alumni, as well as managers from partner hotels!
With their help, we’ll take you on a journey in Europe and the U.S.A., to see what our students experience during their internships.
All of our students start here!
Let's start in Greece & Cyprus
Our academy has partnered up with Atlantica Hotels & Resorts to deliver this streamlined practical experience. Thus, the best Atlantica properties serve as training sites for our first year students.
Marco’s internship story in Rhodes
Marco knows what he wants. He’s taking the entire experience in strides, knowing the skills he wants to develop and enjoying the ride at full speed at Atlantica Imperial Resort, Rhodes, Greece. Watch his internship story!
The first internship is designed so that all students can get hands-on customer service experience in Food & Beverage or Front Office operations. Students will be exposed to real-life work environments in rotational positions throughout different outlets of the property they are placed with.
Yasmin's experience of being an intern at Atlantica Beach Resort in Kos, Greece
It’s tough but it’s extremely rewarding. Yasmin is proud of herself for what she has managed to do so far. Her attitude is pure hospitality because she finds joy and energy in helping guests out.
This internship is about structure and about learning how to do things the right way. It is hard but rewarding work which will lay a solid professional foundation and pave the way for students’ second internship and future careers.
Daniel's internship story as a waiter intern at Atlantica Holiday Village
Watch as Daniel takes us through a work day, how he spends his free time, and how the practical part of the courses have helped him in his daily duties.
Alexandra's summer internship as a receptionist for Atlantica Beach Resort in Kos, Greece
The most important aspect and skill of her internship story is communication. She’s constantly perfecting it and uses it to her advantage. This has allowed her to efficiently help guests with their questions and needs.
A General Manager's perspective
Coming to you with a different perspective on internships, General Manager of Atlantica Aegean Blue, Alexandros Kanis, shares his thoughts about our students as they experience their first internships at Atlantica Hotels & Resorts.
An F&B Manager's Perspective
Savvas Longos, F&B Manager at Atlantica Imperial Resort gives us his views about our students, their advantages, skills, and challenges.
Start right, go farOur students graduate with over 17 months of real international work experience, giving them a massive career advantage over most other graduates. Even more - they earn considerably more than they invest into our program, DURING THEIR STUDIES!
Choose your next level - Europe or the U.S.A.
After their second academic year during the Bachelor program and during the Master’s program, students can go on a longer internship (typically 12-months long), in many more locations across Europe and even in the U.S.A. depending on their chosen track.
This is a big career step for our students, towards becoming experienced professionals. A longer commitment, more responsibilities, higher difficulty, but also bigger rewards.
Listen to our students talk about how this internship had an impact on their development.
One of the biggest opportunities that we offer
Let's go to the U.S.A.!
Students will deepen the knowledge gained so far by immersing in hands-on training in the hospitality industry in a unique country like the United States.This internship takes place at four and five star ranked properties, selected by the school and visa sponsor organization.
How challenging is moving to work in the United States?
Sonia Olarescu and Maria Pop chose an U.S.A. internship, working and learning in the Samoset Resort, Maine and Delray Opal, Florida.
How beneficial is the American journey for a student's career and personal development?
Cosmin Neag won the ITN Scholarship Competition and chose the Westin Ka’anapali Ocean Resort Villas, Hawaii, as his internship destination.
It’s an incredible professional and personal opportunity. Career-wise, students achieve an entire new level and their lives certainly take a huge turn. More than this, visiting and discovering the U.S. is a wonderful adventure – seeing the Grand Canyon, the Statue of Liberty, Empire State Building and so much more.
Island, beaches, sunshine and so much more
Bianca Bar also chose Westin Ka’anapali Ocean Resort Villas, Hawaii, as the destination for her internship. She’ll tell you how an internship changes you and how it’s a wonderful blend of different experiences.
Take it to the next level
As a 2nd or a Master’s internship, many more locations in Europe unlock for our students: Ireland, Spain, Italy, France, Austria and Croatia. We are constantly looking for top locations to add to our portfolio as opportunities for our students.
Mihai David's Internship Story at JW Marriott Venice Resort & Spa
He talks about how the practical experience from the academy has helped him achieve his professional goals.
Choosing Europe as a destination, students deepen the knowledge gained so far by either continuing their career at the same host company or by exploring a new one, in a different country, with a different specific. They choose their next career move based on the long-term career goals that ythey have set already at this point in their education.
How does an alumni feel about past internships and the impact they had on their career?
Find out directly from Pavel Bolgar, who graduated in 2019 from our BA program. Through great efforts and preseverance, Mr. Bolgar is now the MICE Sales Executive for Hilton on Park Lane Hotel in London – and we couldn’t be more inspired.