In 1966 a pioneer educational program was created in Europe, formed by a Hotel-School with restaurant where university hospitality students could conduct their internship, since the first day, with real customers, under the supervision and direct assessment of a professional teaching staff.
Thus, one of our slogans was created: “learning by doing”, probably the one that best summarizes the philosophy and the concept of Hotel-School, where nothing is taken for granted until it has not been practiced as many times as necessary, in a real working environment and validated by the criterion of a professional.
The Hotel-School (H-E StPOL) is comprised by the University College of Hospitality Management and Culinary Arts Sant Pol de Mar (EUHT StPOL), which offers university training of bachelor degree and master’s degrees; the Gastronomy Center and Restaurant Service Sant Pol de Mar (CGR StPOL), that offers vocational training, and the Hotel Gran Sol.
EUHT StPOL was also the first school in Spain to create a program and specific training methodology of theory-practice in hospitality management at a time when training plans in Spain hardly distinguished hospitality in the tourism area.
EUHT StPOL’s exclusive study abroad program offers undergraduate students the opportunity to study abroad in our Sant Pol de Mar (Barcelona) Campus, providing an opportunity to experience the rich Mediterranean culture and preparing you to face the unique challenges in Business, Hospitality and Culinary Arts.
The Study Abroad program focuses especially on Hospitality Management (hotel, restaurant management) and Culinary Arts, yet it is broad enough to appeal to all students who are interested in learning about other cultures and developing competencies necessary to become successful global professional. Additionally, courses are offered from across the curriculum and for a variety of majors, so that all students may find the classes they need to progress in their programs and meet their graduation requirements.