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Über Internship: Italian Students Given Keys To Run A 3-Star Hotel

The only program of its kind in Europe requires a group of high school students to manage a 150-bed chalet in the Italian Dolomite mountains for two weeks -- with no grownup supervision. But this is not a test: the hotel has real, paying customers who hav

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The hotel
Federico Taddia

LA POLSA - "Managing a hotel? So easy a kid could do it," Giada Cuel says with a smile. And she means it. For two weeks, this 19-year-old from the mountain village of Folgaria has been the director of the three-star hotel La Betulla, located in the La Polsa resort on the Brentonico plateau, in Italy's Dolomites mountains.

She has managed a staff of 49 students turned into managers, cooks, waiters, and marketing consultants who were in charge of the 150-bed hotel, without any help from grownups. The very real -- and very demanding -- customers are students from other schools and special guests, such as local businessmen or the ambassador of Burundi, who was paying an official visit to the region.

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Welcome to Friday, where Russia intensifies shelling in eastern Ukraine, Biden lands in South Korea, and a Mercedes becomes the most expensive car ever sold. Meanwhile, for German daily die Welt, Cosima Lutz explores the sizzling question of the skyrocketing price of cooking oils.

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