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On Semester on the Gold Coast, you'll spend a semester in the sun at one of the most highly ranked and modern universities in Australia. The year-round tropical climate isn't bad either! Bond University is unique among Australian universities in that its academic calendar aligns with the US university calendar. You can take advantage of small class sizes - the student to faculty ratio is 11:1. ...


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Spend a semester or academic year in the charismatic, sophisticated city of Buenos Aires with AIFS. You’ll earn up to 16 credits through a variety of courses studying at the University of Belgrano. Courses are taught in English or Spanish, and no previous Spanish language study is required. Choose between: - Latin American Studies with Spanish - Jewish Latin America: History, Literature an...


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Take advantage of the chance to live and learn in Sydney, one of the most beautiful and livable cities in the world! Students can immerse themselves in the academic and student culture of Macquarie University, the University of New South Wales, or the University of Sydney. All offer an array of disciplines covering the spectrum from engineering to art history. Sydney will be your classroom....


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The London Internship Program of Boston University offers a semester of study and work in England's exciting capital city. This program combines a professional internship with coursework that examines a particular academic area in the context of Great Britain's history, culture, and society, and its role in modern Europe. Courses in each academic area are taught by selected British faculty excl...


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Securing your working future Experience the great Queensland lifestyle and build up your CV by working while you study. Griffith’s 5 campuses are located in sub-tropical South-East Queensland, Australia which averages 300 days of sunshine per year. Enjoy either the relaxed, beach lifestyle of the Gold Coast, or the bustling, inner-city life of Brisbane. The Community Internship is a c...


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Study in Florence, at APICIUS Hospitality School. Low cost. Earn credit. Open to all students and adults worldwide. Transcript issued by APICIUS. Includes Culinary Arts (Italian) program. Semester, Year, Quarter, Summer, and Monthly terms. Low cost housing options. Cultural activities and excursions. Can pay in $U.S. dollars, or Euros. Go direct with CSA !


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Come experience this international campus in one of Europes most exciting cities! Ideal for students who are focused heavily on academics and want to attend a distinguished, global university in a charming city, this program will offer students an incredible introduction into Irish culture and life. With access to a wide range of courses at a top ranked university as well as outstanding on...


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Amman is a millennia-old Middle Eastern metropolis built on a series of hills and valleys. Steeped in history, Amman boasts many historical monuments, such as the Roman Amphitheater, Herculean Temple, and Umayyad Mosque. As the capital of Jordan, the city is a hub for culture, education, business, and tourism. Amman is one of the most diverse cities in the Middle East and offers a thriving arts...


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Live like a Londoner in one of the most popular destinations in the world. The music, the art, the history, the architecture, the bangers and mash -- London truly has it all. Spend a semester, a summer, or a year studying abroad in this exciting world capital. Intriguing programs at the CEA London Center and/or our partner institutions, Goldsmiths College, University of Westminster, and Londo...


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The Gold Coast and Brisbane program is ideal if you want to live and study near some of Australia’s most beautiful beaches and rain forest and are looking for a wide range of courses in diverse disciplines. The program is located along the east coast of Australia which places you in the perfect location to head north, south, or west to explore the best of what Australia has to offer. At Griffit...


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Summer-long service learning opportunities allow you to gain professional experience while improving your Spanish. Service learning projects allow you access to the work culture and daily life of local citizens, often hidden to students studying abroad, and to more fully integrate into the local culture. When applying for a service learning project, you have the benefit of specifying what y...


Program Overview Spend this summer studying the business of tourism in two of the top vacation destinations in Europe. You’ll begin in Ireland, a country which attracts up to seven million visitors each year, looking at responsible tourism development as means of bolstering the economy while helping building community and national identity. Next, you’ll travel to Mallorca, with a population of ...


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Learn Spanish in Costa Rica, one of the most beautiful countries in the world. Discover a country of friendly people and breathtaking scenery. The mountainous landscape is dotted with volcanoes, cascading waterfalls, and rushing rivers. Costa Rica is situated between two coastlines, the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea, giving it miles of stunning seashore that supports an amazing array of s...


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Curriculum Highlights: Multi-country summer program in Europe: Earn up to 8 credits in the summer while studying in 9 amazing European cities. Students from the U.S. and other countries travel together (with the professors) taking classes, visiting universities, companies and international organizations. Open to all majors. U.S.-accredited university. Acquire a solid understanding of European...


Brockport's Griffith College Program offers participants the opportunity to enroll directly in courses and programs offered by this centrally-located university-level institution in the heart of Dublin. Founded in 1974, Griffith College is Ireland's largest private third level institution and all degrees are run to the highest academic standards. The large 7-acre campus is a short walk from Dub...

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Studying Hospitality Abroad

Travel is a core component of the hospitality industry, so it only makes sense to take your own studies in the field overseas. By studying hospitality abroad, you can gain a world-class education while developing cross-cultural experience and communication skills that will lead you to a thriving hospitality career.

Why Study Hospitality Abroad

Hospitality is an international field, plain and simple. Regardless of your specific profession within the industry, you will likely be interacting with people from all over the world on a daily basis. Studying hospitality abroad is, therefore, the perfect entry-point into the global context of the industry, and there are a ton of great study abroad programs out there that can help customize the exact experience you are looking for. From New York to Paris to Tokyo, the entire world is full of opportunities to study hospitality abroad!


You can study hospitality abroad pretty much anywhere you want, but it would make the most sense to go to a place that is a popular tourist destination, so you can learn within one of the most enriching environments available.

The top places to study hospitality abroad in the Western world include France, Spain, and the United States. On the other hand, in the East, China, Thailand, and Japan remain some of the most popular travel destinations in all of Asia.

The language barrier can sometimes be an issue for those looking to study hospitality abroad, as most foreign schools tend to use their national language in academic environments. Therefore, being bilingual is a humongous advantage for those who want to build their career in the hospitality industry. Studying hospitality abroad somewhere that speaks a language other than English, so you can learn a new language, is a great idea for any student. Just be sure you are proficient enough to understand what your instructors are saying, if courses are taught in the local language!

Different countries emphasize different aspects of hospitality; one of the benefits of hospitality study abroad programs is the opportunity to learn more about cross-cultural, subtle nuances. Wherever you choose to study hospitality abroad, bear in mind that cultural norms will often affect the content of your coursework and educational experiences. Try studying hospitality abroad in a region of the world with a drastically different culture than your own, in order to push your experiential boundaries and foster relevant skills, such as patience and humility.

Hospitality Study Abroad Programs

Hospitality is an extremely diverse field, and there are many different routes students can take to earning their degree and gaining relevant experience in the industry. The most conventional way to study hospitality abroad is by spending a semester of full academic year taking relevant undergraduate courses at a foreign university. You can take a variety of classes, such as event management, hotel operations, and hospitality marketing, which will all likely transfer back for academic credit at your home university.

There are also many schools that are entirely built around the study of hospitality, either as a subdivision of a business school or a stand-alone academic institution. Examples of this are: the Les Roches International School of Hotel Management in Switzerland and Blue Mountains International Hotel Management School in Australia, which are two of the most highly regarded academic institutions focused on the study of hospitality in the world.

Another popular route is to combine your study of hospitality with an internship in the field. There are a bunch of hospitality-specific study abroad programs that can help set you up both with accredited classes and a professional internship in locations all over the world. You will certainly be kept busy, but this is a great way to kill two birds with one stone in midst of an exciting global adventure.

Benefits & Challenges

Foot in the Door. Studying hospitality abroad is not just a great way to gain valuable travel experience, but it is also the opportunity to network abroad within the field. Once you’ve got your degree in hand and are looking for work, you’ll be happy you spent some time abroad!

Learn a Language. Another extremely valuable component of studying hospitality abroad is the opportunity to immerse yourself in a foreign language. Whether you plan on ultimately working in your home country or abroad, being bilingual will take you very far in the hospitality industry.

Cross Cultures. Hospitality study abroad programs will push your cross-cultural communication skills to the next level and teach you a lot about interacting effectively within a global environment; these are essential qualities needed to succeed in the hospitality industry. 

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