For this reason, I want to pay it forward, by creating this online community of future leaders in hospitality, in the aim of providing support for both actual and future Vatel students.  In other words, I will share with you:

  • Tips and tricks for succeeding the admission
  • Personal feedback about my experience at Vatel
  • Life hacks for  adapting to the atypical schedule
  • Learning tools to master the courses and the exams
  • Inspiration and motivation to go towards your goals


So, if you are interested in rocking your student years, I invite you to stay tuned to these experience sharings by joining the community Act, Behave, Challenge either by subscribing to the newsletter or by Facebook.

Who am I?

My name is Maria Borcila and I am a 2nd year student at Vatel Lyon. I left my home-country, Romania, 2 years ago, attracted by the opportunity of studying hotel management in France.

Ever since,   I managed to shift my mindset from fear for the unknown and for failure to curiosity, excitement and courage for the challenges that still raise every day.  For this reason, I felt like creating this website, hoping that sharing my experience might help others, in the same way I was helped myself.

On the whole, I am persuaded  that the following African proverb got it all: 

“If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together. ”