The unit Hospitality & Tourism Unit is an education institution granting an Associate of Science degree in Hospitality Management and an Associate of Applied Science degree in Culinary Arts and vocational (MBO levels 3 and 4) to qualified students entering with an accredited High School diploma.
EPI Hospitality & Tourism is a full-fledged two to three-year college education, comparable to the first two years of U.S. colleges with an accredited hospitality & tourism program. Established as Aruba’s Hotel School in 1982 with funding from the EEC, EPI Hospitality & Tourism enjoys much respect at home from both the public and private sectors, and has earned recognition from numerous international schools, organizations, and institutions.
We reflect on our history and on the fact that the Associate of Science Degree in Hospitality Management, previously known as the Hotel and Restaurant Management Program, has been running for over 29 years on the island of Aruba. This fact states the level of support, commitment, and dedication of our group of educators who throughout all these years provide classes to our students on a daily basis, to shape and produce new industry leaders. We recognize the continuous support we enjoy from the local and international hospitality industry community.