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    Internship Stories

    Study | Undergraduate | BA International Hospitality Business Management | Intership Stories

    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.


    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.

    Cosmin’s Internship story in Paphos, Cyprus

    Cosmin’s experience at Atlantica Mare Village Paphos is a testament to the power of determination, dedication, and the pursuit of one’s dreams. Get ready to discover the challenges he faced, the important things he learned, and the fantastic memories he made in Paphos, Cyprus.

    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.

    Alexia’s Internship story in Ayia Napa, Cyprus

    In this video, Alexia will take you on a captivating ride through her unforgettable internship experience at Atlantica Mare Village Ayia Napa, sharing the challenges she conquered, the lessons she learned and the memories she made in Ayia Napa, Cyprus.

    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.

    Cosmina’s Internship story in Paphos, Cyprus

    Cosmina’s time in Paphos didn’t just shape her career, it changed her life. Discover her story — an exploration of the exciting possibilities in the world of hospitality. Big thanks to Atlantica Mare Village Paphos for creating an environment that not only helps professional growth but also values each student’s personal journey.

    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.

    We have many more stories from Greece and Cyprus.

    Click the button to find them on our Youtube channel.

    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.

    Internships 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.

    Brianna Precup & Andrei Crizbasan in Miami, Florida, USA

    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.

    Andri Ionescu in Miami, Florida, USA

    Discover the captivating story of Andri Ionescu, currently halfway through his year-long internship at Novotel Miami Brickell, soaking in the vibrant culture of Miami. Andri will take you behind the scenes, sharing his insights, challenges, and incredible moments from his Miami internship. Get ready to be inspired by his experiences and discover why Miami has captured his heart.

    Internships Take it to the next level

    Europe, unlocked

    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 Viorel Poppa Valsan in Venice, Italy

    From Bartender to Fine-Dining Expert

    We are absolutely excited to share the incredible journey of Mihai Viorel Poppa Valsan, a proud graduate of American Hotel Academy, who has embarked on a remarkable career as a Demi-Chef de Rang at the prestigious Agli Amici Dopolavoro Venezia, a fine-dining restaurant, part of the JW Marriott Venice Resort & Spa, nestled on the enchanting Island of Roses in Venice.

    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 they 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.

    We have many more stories from the U.S. and E.U.

    Click the button to find them on our Youtube channel.


    Start right, go far

    Our 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!