Hospitality and Tourism Management

"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, Professor of Hospitality & Tourism Management

HTM

Italy

As the tourism industry rapidly grows to the benefit of travelers and the communities they visit alike, the need for professionals in the field with strong cross-cultural communication skills and an understanding of diverse cultures and people grows exponentially. The international experiences that complement a degree in Hospitality & Tourism Management are within your reach through study abroad at GVSU. In addition to providing you with a once-in-a-lifetime experience, study abroad can enhance your career options and set you apart from other jobseekers down the line.

Whether you choose to take part in a GVSU faculty-led program to the Italian countryside where you’ll learn about the local cuisine, culture and tourism or you find yourself studying the impact of tourism in Indonesia through a non-GVSU program, you’ll have the opportunity to gain valuable personal, academic, and possibly professional experiences along the way.

Academic Advice

  • Internships required for Hospitality and Tourism Management majors can be completed abroad
  • Consider fulfilling your Issues General Education requirement abroad. Find out how!

Restrictions

  • HTM 495 cannot be taken abroad
  • Courses will be reviewed on a case by case basis through the course equivalency process.
  • Students should be working with their faculty mentor to plan and make appropriate course selections for study abroad.

Keep in Mind

  • Once you have selected a program, be sure to meet with your faculty mentor at least three months prior to departing for your program.
  • Be sure to explore both GVSU and non-GVSU options by browsing the Program Suggestions below. Students are not limited to GVSU study abroad programs.
  • There are several opportunities to intern and or volunteer while abroad.
  • Students are also able to fulfill General Education requirements abroad, including their General Education Issues requirement.

Program Suggestions

You are not limited to the programs options listed below.

GVSU Programs

Program Type

Country

Program, Host Institution, or University Name

Term Available

Partnership

Australia

University of the Sunshine Coast

Semester, Non-Traditional Academic Year

Partnership

Ghana

University of Cape Coast

Semester, Academic Year

Partnership

Japan

Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University

Summer, Semester, Academic Year

Partnership

Mexico

Universidad de las Americas Puebla

Semester, Academic Year

Faculty -Led

Costa Rica

Geotourism and Adventure Tourism

Summer

Faculty-Led

Namibia

African History, Cultures and The Environment

Summer

Non-GVSU Programs

Program Type

Country

Program, Host Institution, or University Name

Term Available

Affiliate

United Kingdom

Edge Hill University

Semester, Academic Year

Non-GVSU

Australia

USAC: Griffith University

Semester, Non-Traditional Academica Year

Non-GVSU

Australia

ISA: International College of Management

Semester

Non-GVSU

Ecuador

IES: Universidad San Francisco de Quito

Semester

Non-GVSU

Cyprus

Global Semesters: Semester in the Mediterranean

Semester

Non-GVSU

Italy

Apicus International School of Hospitality

Summer, Semester

Non-GVSU

Italy

CIS: Florence University of the Arts + Internship

Semester

Non-GVSU

Peru

CIS: Universidad San Ignacio de Loyola

Semester

Non-GVSU

Spain

CEA: EUSA University Center

Semester

Non-GVSU

Kenya

KEI: United States International University

Summer, Semester, Academic Year

Non-GVSU

Ireland

Athena: Dublin

Summer, Semester, Academic Year

Non-GVSU

Thailand

ISA: Bangkok

Summer, Semester, Academic Year

Non-GVSU

Australia

CIS: Bond University

Semester or non-traditional academic year

Internships

Program Type

Country

Program, Host Institution, or University Name

Term Available

GVSU

Czech Republic

EUSA: Prague

Summer

GVSU

England

EUSA: London

Summer

GVSU

France

EUSA: Paris

Summer

GVSU

Ireland

EUSA: Dublin

Summer

GVSU

Spain

EUSA: Madrid

Summer

Non-GVSU

China

CRCC Internships

Summer, Semester

Non-GVSU

Multiple Destinations

API Internships

Summer, Semester

Non-GVSU

Multiple Destinations

CAPA Internships

Summer, Semester

Non-GVSU

Multiple Destinations

CIS Internships

Summer, Semester

Non-GVSU

Multiple Destinations

USAC Internships

Summer, Semester

Non-GVSU

Multiple Destinations

World Endeavors

Summer, Semester

Non-GVSU

Multiple Destinations

ISA Internships

Summer, Semester

Non-GVSU

Multiple Destinations

ISA: Service Learning

Summer, Semester

Non-GVSU

Multiple Destinations

Global Semesters

Summer

Explore Other Program Options

Not finding a program on this list that meets your needs? Explore other options.

IMPORTANT: You can also complete your General Education requirements abroad. 

Browse More Programs

To determine the GVSU course equivalencies for courses taken abroad, please view the “How to Request Course Equivalencies” page. For more information email Department Contact below.

Department Contact

Mike Sciarini

218C DeVos Center

sciarini@gvsu.edu



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