European Small Islands Federation

Opportunity for young islanders who want to study tourism


The Observatory on Tourism in the European Islands (OTIE) offers an interesting opportunity for young people of the European Islands.

It is a higher training course in Economics Hospitality Management, Food & Beverage organized by the University of Palermo in partnership with Italian and European leading companies of the hospitality industry. Courses to be held in Palermo from April to December 2016 are based on hands-on learning with:

  • 700 hours of internship
  • 400 hours of independent study for project works
  • 360 hours of lessons by academics and experts
  • 40 hours of special-topic seminars by professionals from United States and Europe.

The Leading companies offer 30 Stage with reimbursement of expenses for the most deserving students and 11 scholarships covering the total cost of the course.

This initiative represents a great opportunity for young people of your islands and for the development of tourism on your island.

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