International Hospitality Studies

Do you want to have a career as a hospitality manager or entrepreneur, and do you want to increase your chances on the international job market? Then this 4-year bilingual education is the right choice for you! After successful completion of this education, you will receive a Dutch MBO level 4 diploma and an internationally recognized English Pearson BTEC Hospitality level 3 diploma.

What will you learn during this 4-year bilingual education?
In the first two years of this bilingual education, you develop knowledge and skills about the hospitality industry and food & beverage service. You will work on units such as Customer service, Food & Drinks Service, Alcoholic Beverage Service, Hot and cold non- alcoholic beverage service, Food Service Organisation and Cost Control. You are also going to attend practical lessons or skills lessons, and you will do a work placement in the kitchen and the service. In the third and fourth year of this course, you are going to work on units such as Leadership and Supervision, Marketing, Human Resources, Events, Front Office Operations, Business Enterprise and Sustainability.

The subjects citizenship, Math, Dutch, English, and German are also part of the education and run throughout the years. You will develop knowledge about Wine, Social Responsibility and work on your digital Skills.

A 5-6 months internship abroad and other activities across the Dutch borders are part of the course as well. In most cases, you can apply for a grant  from Erasmus+, to fund part of your European work placement.

Future possibilities
With these two diplomas, you can move on to a challenging job in the international hospitality industry, or you can follow a Bachelor’s degree at a Dutch HBO degree or a university abroad.

We are part of the IVS Alliance
ROC Friese Poort Sneek, hospitality department, is also part of the IVS Alliance. This foundation connects and supports MBO schools that offer recognized BTEC courses. The IVS Alliance has the motto: “Stronger together”.

More information?
For more information and registration, you can visit the following websites;
For general information about ROC Friese Poort Sneek, go to      
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