Paris is said to be the tourism capital of the world. No wonder then, that hospitality and tourism in France is very popular among students as an academic course. The hospitality and tourism courses are regularly taught in universities, colleges and professional institutions such as art schools or agricultural colleges - nearly all of which have their own websites. In these colleges and universities, one can acquire a wide range of skills, for example, diplomas, bachelor degrees, foundation degrees and post-graduate degrees. But, there are colleges where the hospitality and tourism courses are taught separately as degree programmes, which is why hospitality and tourism colleges in France for international students are very popular. There are several top-grade colleges in France which rank among the best hospitality and tourism colleges in the world, such as Emlyon business School, Paris School of Business, etc. The course duration for the degrees in Hospitality and Tourism courses varies with different colleges. For example, M.Sc. in International Hospitality and Tourism Management in Emlyon business school is a sixteen month full-time double degree program delivered exclusively in English, in partnership between Institut Paul Bocuse, a world-renowned school of hospitality management and gastronomy, and Emlyon business school. On an average the course duration of an undergraduate programme is about three years. The course includes Human Resource Management, Strategic Marketing And Sales for International Hotels, Club Management, Food and Beverage Management, Financial Accounting, Feasibility Studies and lot more topics. Most of the courses are conducted in English as there happens to be a large number of international students in most of the colleges. The average cost for a BSc course in hospitality and tourism course in France is about €8000 per annum, however the cost in the top colleges can be €20,000 per annum. But for an international student, the investment of this amount for a degree in hospitality and tourism, leading to a very rewarding career will be worth every penny invested in education.
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