Aruba Hospitality School hosting information session Thursday

POSTED: 04/12/11 12:09 PM

St. Maarten  – The Dean of Academic Affairs of the Colegio EPI Hospitality & Tourism Ryan Maduro will meet officials in the Department of Education and hold an information session for prospective students during a visit to St. Maarten that begins on Wednesday. The information session will be held at the P.M.I.A Hall on Thursday between 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. and is open to graduates of and students in PKL, TKL, or HAVO, who are exploring continuing education opportunities.

The prospective students and their parents who attend the session will hear about the school’s programs, admittance requirements and the enrolment process.

“It is important to mention that the Colegio EPI Hospitality & Tourism Unit enjoys an outstanding relationship with the island of St. Maarten Department of Study Financing, and this in turn offers financing possibilities to all potential candidates that qualify to attend programs at this education institution,” Maduro wrote in a statement.

In a statement of support EPI’s Student Council titled “My future, My choice!”wrote, “consider that your choice in education will become your future and will shape your destiny!”

Colegio EPI, which was founded as a hospitality training school in 1982, currently has 1, 800 students in 12 programs and several MBO level 3 and 4 offerings in four units – Science & Technology, Economy & Administration, Hospitality & Tourism, Healthcare & Related Services.

Each year about 15% of the student body is comprised of students from numerous countries providing the school with a pleasant international flavor. International students come from countries such as St. Maarten, Bonaire, Curacao, Grenada, Jamaica, the Philippines, the Netherlands, the U.S.A., Dominican Republic, Venezuela, Suriname, South Africa, Peru, Colombia, Cuba, Costa Rica, Haiti, Ecuador, and Brazil.

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