Partner Testimonials

“CICD takes great care to remain in close contact with students that have been placed and helps them through any difficulties they may face. We find this level of care and attention to our students invaluable. The experience ACI students have had with their international internship have helped them grow both personally and professionally. ACI would strongly recommend CICD for your students that are interested in doing their culinary internship overseas.”

Susan Lane from Arizona Culinary Institute
Registrar, Career Services

“We have been working for several years now with CICD who have been able to place several of our students in various location in Europe. All the students who participated have grown professionally through their experiences and enjoyed the cultural exposure during their time overseas. In addition, they were well supported during their internship. CICD would advocate on their behalf to assure a satisfactory outcome. We will continue to encourage our students to consider the many outstanding overseas internship opportunities that CICD provided.”

Brian McDonald from Bellingham Technical College
CEC, CCE, Chef Instructor

“The Riverside City College Culinary Academy has been working with CICD since 2013 promoting their culinary and pastry internship programs to France, Spain and Italy for 22 of our students who have successfully completed their programs. We have found CICD to be a truly professional organization that works diligently to assist our students and help them through any difficulty along the way. CICD remains in close contact with our students through the entire process. We highly recommend CICD.”

David Avalos from Riverside City College Culinary Academy
CCE, Senior Chef Instructor

“Louisiana Culinary Institute greatly appreciates the opportunity to work with CICD. Our experience with the professional support they provide when connecting students with international career opportunities has been extremely positive. Overall, LCI has been very pleased with the resources provided by CICD and would highly recommend them to other schools seeking to facilitate international internship opportunities for their students.”

Leah White from Louisiana Culinary Institute
Student & Career Services Director

“CICD offers a variety of hospitality externships in Europe, South America, Australia, New Zealand and other locations. The company provides a very high level of step-by-step support to students from identifying externship sites, to securing visas, to language instructions and other details associate with international practical study. CICD staff is exceptionally organized and responsive, and I always feel that our students are in good hands with their programs. Thank you for allowing me this opportunity to share our experience with CICD.”

Steve Smith from Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts Austin

“CICD has been our sponsor for the past 5 years for the Work and Travel USA and the European Internship Programs (France, Italy and Spain). CICD is a reliable partner who operates in a professional manner. We have come to appreciate their attentiveness to details and how they operate with the best interest of the students as their ultimate priority. Their high level of services has been consistent over the years of our cooperation and so it is a great honour and pleasure to make this recommendation.”

Georgia Cobran from Global Insight International Exchange Limited (Jamaica)

“We had the opportunity to work with CICD International Programs for several years, in the framework of placing foreign interns in our company. We have been entirely satisfied with the quality of the selected interns but also the efficiency and reactivity of CICD staff. We wish to continue our partnership for a long time and we will recommend any company wishing to host foreign students to use CICD services.”

Bruno Oger from La Villa Archange, Le Bistrot des Anges in Le Cannet (French Riviera)
President and 2 Michelin Star Chef Owner