HTM International Learning Opportunities

2019 GVSU HTM Costa Rica students learning to surf

Costa Rica

SAN JOSE, COSTA RICA - ¡Pura Vida!  Join us on an adventure in the tourism capital of Central America – experience not only rainforest hikes, white-water rafting, and zip lining; but also the Tico Pura Vida culture through experiences like chocolate making and Latin American dance classes.  Explore national parks and natural areas, stay in eco-lodges, Costa Rican University dorms, and even spend a night with a Costa Rican family.

Students will register for a total of 6 credits:
HTM 175*: International Food and Culture (3 credits) AND
HTM 368**: Geotourism (3 credits) OR
HTM 399: Independent Study
*Fulfills General Education Global Perspectives Requirement
**Fulfills a course in General Education Issues: Sustainability

Program Director:
Gail Zemmol, [email protected]

HTM Faculty-Led Study Abroad
Costa Rica: Geotourism & International Food and Culture Page

Charles and Susan Baker-Clark Hospitality and Tourism Management Scholarship for Study Abroad

The purpose of this scholarship is to assist HTM students with the cost of their study abroad program.

  • Must be an undergraduate student enrolled for three credits hours or more with a declared major in HTM.
  • Must be accepted to participate in an HTM filed study course with an international component and/or a HTM faculty-led study abroad program
  • Must be meeting Satisfactory Academic Progress standards
Charles Baker-Clark Headshot

The Charles and Susan Baker-Clark HTM Scholarship is created in honor of Dr. Charles Baker-Clark, former HTM Department Chair, and his wife Susan Baker-Clark, both long-time supporters of internationalization and study abroad opportunities for GVSU students.

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