Catering / hotel management : France-Estonia exchange program


January 18, 2016 / April 30, 2016


Charles Cros technical high school of Carcassonne is developing its partnership with Estonia, in the field of catering and hotel management. Interestingly enough, Carcassonne is located in the Aude region that hosts the highest number of Michelin-starred restaurants in the entire France.

In 2015, through this partnership, four young Estonians from the Tallinn Hotel School (Tallina Teeninduskool) got a chance to participate in a 6-week training session in French restaurants in the Aude region.

The lycée Charles Cros also takes part in the “Arts de la table Olympics”, an event involving 5 countries : France, Germany, Poland, Hungary and Spain. Each year a contest is organized in one these countries. This competition combines professional training and discovery of each country’s cultural heritage.

The next Arts de la table Olympics will take place in 2016 in Hungary, in Germany in 2017 and France in 2018. In 2018, the lycée Charles Cros will invite Estonian students interested in their training program. The school will provide food and accommodation to the Estonian students, who will only have to pay for their travel expenses.

You would like to apply for an internship in a French hotel-restaurant in the Aude region? Then simply contact

The internshi's duration is 5 weeks (6 weeks maximum), in May-June or September-October.

The internship application process for French students going to Estonia :

French students must be over 18 years old. Applications are submitted to the lycée Charles Cros who will make the final decision, according to the students’ level of motivation and autonomy.

Contact for students, restaurants and hotel schools :

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