What will be the flavor of your summer this year? Sun, beach, or discovering a different country? And what if summer was the time to do something different?
Today we want to introduce you to educational travel: go abroad for an intensive training and learn new skills! We will focus on 7 courses for which France summer schools are famous: fashion, arts and cooking! Come study with us this summer!
First of all, why should you come to France to study?
Studying in France for a few weeks is an amazing eye-opening opportunity to make your trip really different. First, you will come back with skills and degrees or certificates that will be useful qualifications for the rest of your life and career or that simply will bring another dimension to your personal development.
But you will also get the chance to explore the destination in depth: beyond the Champs-Elysees, the Louvre or the Eiffel tower, you will discover daily life in this welcoming and thriving city of Paris! Staying for a longer time as part of a programme will give you the chance to experience everything like a local !
So what do France and Paris in particular have to offer that is so special?
Well, if France is famous as a romantic destination, it’s mostly thanks to its extensive heritage and know-how in everything around our “art de vivre” or lifestyle. When it comes to fashion, design, fine arts, culture, or music or contemporary productions, France’s educational resources are world-famous.
And if organizing such a big in-depth travel sounds challenging for you, don’t worry: this is what travel planners like us are here for! We will be happy to assist you with the school registration process, finding accommodation that is safe and convenient for your course or giving you loads of advice to make your study tour a success!
Fine arts summer courses
My Next Memory has spotted two excellent schools offering English teachings on Fine Arts for you in Paris!
Look out for the Paris Academy of Arts for 3 to 6 weeks intensive painting and sketching training. The school offers a good mix of different hands-on techniques, from sketching to still life painting to sessions where you actually draw real models posing in front of you!
Looking for something more business-oriented? The Higher School of Culture and Arts Management offers a summer “Arts Market Management” course. The 4-weeks 90-hours curriculum will take you through a deep understanding of French arts masterpieces and the current fine arts market in France. It also comes with nice field visits across the city of Paris!
Fashion summer courses
Welcome to the capital of fashion ! Paris has incredible fashion training programs to offer, in some of the most respected fashion design schools!
Go for pure practice to learn about designing your own collections at the French High Fashion Institute! As the world’s first fashion school, founded in 1841, and with prominent reputation in the entire industry, the Institute proposes 4-weeks summer programs in fashion design, patterns-making, with a hint of classes on how to run your fashion business too. The so-called “Harvard University of Fashion” runs 60 to 120H courses starting at 1500 Euros. It also enjoys a prime location in the 9th district of Paris, close to Galeries Lafayette and the Printemps, for you to admire the best designers collections between your classes.
If you already have some background or experience in fashion design, we recommend you look for the more advanced classes of the Istituto Marangoni. With three campuses in Paris, London and Milan, the Istituto has trained most of top brands designers in Europe. Did you know? 80% of Versace and Prada employees are from Istituto Marangoni: international fashion trends are born here. The 3-weeks long summer courses include fashion design but also broader perspectives on styling, photography, setting trends or fashion business management, including marketing, company strategy etc.
Photography summer courses
In January 1985, the famous French photographer Pierre-Yves Maher founded Spéos, a photography college with international professional standards, in both Paris and London. The school offers a range of courses lasting from a few weeks to a year, with the goal to enable students to gain a dual skill of technical ability and creative expression, mixing group courses and individual coaching! For the summer, we particularly recommend their Introduction to Studio Photography, Advertising Photography or Portrait Photography and Fashion Photography courses! As they offer several sessions, it’s easy to mix and match your sessions to design your tailored photography program! And even better, Paris will become your playground to practice like a pro!
Cuisine summer courses
Yummy! The French are so proud of their food and cooking, and French cuisine is world-famous….but isn’t it time for you to discover the secrets of French gastronomy? Come join us to become a real chef!
The Cordon Bleu Culinary School is the world’s first Western food training school and has achieved the highest professional awards in this field. The school has training centers in many cities around the world, but its Paris school remains a leading one for everything that has to do with French food culture, wine or food production.
While Le Cordon Bleu usually provides long term courses starting with 6-months, they do also offer some shorter summer programs of 2 weeks on French Wine Market,
Located in Lyon, the Paul Bocuse Culinary Institute was founded by the Chef Paul Bocuse, one of the greatest in France in the 20th and 21st centuries, with his restaurant consistently hitting the 3 Michelin stars every year since since 1965. The Institute is regarded as one of France’s top culinary schools and offers tailor-made courses on French cooking, French pastries, French food culture and wine. All range from a few days up to 6 weeks and are accessible to both beginners and chefs with previous experience.
Perfume and cosmetics courses
Located in the South of France Provence, right in the cradle or French perfumes where all sublime plants and flowers grow, the European University of Scents offers some short courses to learn about perfume and about natural cosmetics.
During the 1-week hands-on course, you will learn about the theory and practice of producing soaps, face and body creams or cleansers in the most organic, traditional and natural way!
Are you ready for a full and romantic summer in Paris this year?
Courses take place between July and August, from 2 to 4 weeks
Courses price ranges from 700 to 2400 Euros for tuition only
Fancy any of the course? Contact us to get more information and start your registration!