To answer a few of your questions, Ferrandi is a very good school and a huge school. Good chefs and good teaching, high prices for rent in Paris.
The ENSP has a 5 month +1 to 2 month internship program. Internships are rarely ever paid in France, so I suggest to students, 2 months. ...
The internship after the 5 month program can last from 1 to 3 months and takes place is some really great boutiques and restaurants. Why would this be a waste of time to put what you have learned into use??
I don't want to sound like an advertisement, but I work at the Ecole Nationale Supèrieure de la Pâtisserie. There are some things that you may want to know. Ferrandi has a very good reputation. It is a very large school in Paris.
Were you thinking of doing a program in French or English. ...