HTM International Learning Opportunities
The Hospitality and Tourism Management (HTM) Program at GVSU is proud to offer various international learning opportunities to our students. Through faculty-led international programs to destinations like Coast Rica, and in the past the Cannes International Film Festival in Cannes, France, and to Northwest Italy, our students are able to obtain hands-on, real world experience in the diverse and expansive industry that is hospitality and tourism.
We invite you to explore both our current and previously offered programs, and see how an international learning experience can truly add to your overall education while at GVSU.
Earth University is the partnering university for our faculty-led study abroad program to Costa Rica, which ran for the first time in the Spring of 2018.
Current GVSU HTM International Learning Opportunities
Costa Rica: May 1 - May 27, 2020
HTM Faculty-Led Study Abroad 2020 details will be posted soon!
Other GVSU International Learning Opportunities with a HTM Component
2018 GVSU Namibia students at the Tropic of Capricorn.
Namibia: May 2020 - June 2020
This unique program gives students an insight into the fascinating diversity of Africa’s ecosystems and wildlife, cultures and complex history. Students will spend 3 weeks at the University of Namibia (UNAM) in Windhoek, after which they will go on to enjoy 2 weeks of adventure, traveling and camping across diverse ecosystems; visiting conservation sites, historic sites and wildlife conservation projects. The final week of the program will be spent at the UNAM campus.
Students will register for a total of 6 credits:
- HST 380/AAA 333: African History, Cultures & Environment (3 credits)
- HTM 368*: Geotourism (3 credits)
Fulfills General Education Global Perspectives requirement
*Course fulfills General Education Issues requirement: Sustainability
Contact: Steeve Buckridge, Program Director, email@example.com
Previous HTM International Learning Opportunities (Not currently offered)
GVSU Study Abroad
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
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 GVS students.
"Study abroad opens the world to you. Imagine studying hospitality and tourism management in Cyprus, Bangkok, Florence or Sydney with students from around the world, visiting important tourist destinations or learning about different international cuisines. You will return with a set of experiences that will last you a lifetime. Open yourself to the world and the world will open itself to you."
Charles A. Baker-Clark
Associate Professor of Hospitality & Tourism Management