Cannes Hospitality & Event Management Program

2020 Applications Coming Soon!

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Learn, Work, Connect

  • Learn

    • Gain a greater understanding of the production of a global event
    • Hands on-experience in event planning, catering and set-up

  • Work

    Work closely with industry professionals in producing a broad range of events — from press conferences to movie promotion parties to intimate dinners on The American Pavilion Terrace

  • Connect

    • Meet like-minded students in your field
    • Network with professional event planners and industry insiders

  • Actor/Director John Cameron Mitchell spins at the annual Queer Night party
  • Bill Pullman at Karaoke Night
  • Andie MacDowell
  • Matt Lauer cuts the ribbon to open The Pavilion
  • John C. Reilly
  • A cocktail party overlooking the Grand Palais
  • A cocktail party overlooking the Grand Palais
Without hesitation, I wholeheartedly endorse The American Pavilion for any college or university that wishes to offer their students a unique, positive, and fun-filled international learning experience.
—Lorie Tuma, EdD, CTA - Assistant Professor at Grand Valley State University, Event Management Program

Registration Process

Application Requirements

Applications are considered complete when Items 1-3 have been uploaded to the The American Pavilion site, Items 4-5 received via email to, and a $75 non-refundable application fee has been paid online.

1. Application form

2. Essay questions

3. One standard passport-style headshot photo for accreditation in digital .jpg format. Minimum dimensions: 100×140 pixels, maximum file size: 1 mb. File must be titled as applicant’s full name (i.e.: Doe_John.jpg).

4. Copy of unofficial college (or high school) transcript

5. Current resumé. Resumé MUST include two personal references at the bottom — one professor or academic advisor, and one current or former employer — listing their names and titles, their relationships to you (e.g. professor or employer), and their email addresses and phone numbers. If you have never been employed you may use a different professor or other faculty from your school as your second reference. *Please kindly note that letters of recommendation are not required, we only ask for the contact information of your references as stated above.


Completed applications are reviewed by The American Pavilion Selection Committee on a rolling basis. Candidates who meet all of the requirements for admission will be contacted for a telephone interview and notified of a decision on a first come, first served basis.

All completed applications received by December 7, 2018 will be considered Early Decision. Candidates are encouraged to apply early as the program can fill up quickly.

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Conditions of Acceptance

If accepted into the program, applicant has four days to confirm participation in the program. Failure to confirm acceptance may result in losing your place in the program.

If accepted Early Decision, a non-refundable payment of $2000 is due within two weeks of acceptance to hold your place in the program. An additional non-refundable payment of $1950 is due 30 days later.

If accepted General Admission, a non-refundable payment of $3950 due within two weeks of acceptance.

Failure to comply with the above stated conditions may result in forfeiting your place in the program.

Important Dates:

Early Decision Deadline: December 7, 2018
General Admission Deadline: February 8, 2019

Flight/Travel Arrangements:

If accepted to the Program, students are responsible for travel arrangements to and from France

Program Fee: $3950, includes:

  • 14 nights of shared accommodation with three to four other participants in a European-style residence apartment, a 10-minute drive from the Festival.
  • Unique and exclusive Cannes International Film Festival accreditation allowing privileged access reserved to American Pavilion participants
  • Airport pick-up on arrival day
  • Airport drop-off on departure day
  • Daily breakfast
  • Membership to The American Pavilion
  • Guidance from an industry advisor
  • Admission to The Roundtable Series (work schedule permitting)
  • Access to The American Pavilion in-house ticketing system
  • End-of-program party

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