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Fact Sheet:
Program Type: Study Abroad Language of Instruction: English
Housing Options: Hotel Minimum GPA: 2.5
Class/Credit Status: 03 Junior, 04 Senior Areas of Study: Hospitality Studies, Hotel & Lodging Management, Travel-Tourism & Hospitality Management
Program Model: JWU Faculty-Led Recommended Program: Yes
Program Description:
Host | Preliminary Itinerary | Group Size | Academic Overview | Academic Format | Faculty Leaders
Sample Excursions | Housing | Meals | Flights | Student Conduct | Orientation
 
Italian Hospitality Operations Management
 
Italian Hosp Op 1
HOST
Sant'Anna Institute Sorrento Lingue

PRELIMINARY ITINERARY (final itinerary subject to change)
June 3 Arrive Rome
June 3-5 Rome
June 5-29 Sorrento
June 29 Depart Program

GROUP SIZE
24 Students
 
 
ACADEMIC OVERVIEW
Hosted by Sant' Anna Institute in a dynamic region of Italy, students learn the intricacies of managing an international hospitality career through the study of political, cultural, and economic environments. In addition, the course abroad emphasize international geography, etiquette, and protocol. The program includes frequent excursions and professional visits in order to study what international hospitality is like first hand! This is a great chance to challenge yourself by living and studying in a multi-cultural context!

An exciting optional 5-week 4.5 credit Hospitality & Tourism internship facilitated through Sant'Anna Institute Sorrento is available to add on to the end of this program!  Typical internships include a range of responsibilities which may include:
  • Attending to client inquiries and needs via front desk, email and phone.
  • Researching new markets and proposing actions to target new audiences.
  • Maintaining social media accounts, editing website prose, creating survey and review forums, and collecting materials for blogs and newsletters.
  • Helping with the organization of weddings, events, and daily activities of the establishment.
Sample internships sites are available for you to review. More information about the internship process is provided below.
 

Italian Hosp Op 2Total Credit Hours Earned Abroad On This Program:
  • 9 quarter credits for the core academic experience
  • 13.5 quarter credits for the core academic experience and the additional 5-week internship
The specific course on this program is listed in the "Courses Offered" link above.

Student Status: 
Must demonstrate you are a current Johnson & Wales University student or a matriculating student at another academic institution.


ACADEMIC FORMAT
JWU faculty members are the academic leadership for this program. They coordinate pre-departure information, travel with the group, deliver academic content in conjunction with host faculty, and assign the final grade for the 9-credit program course.  The JWU faculty will depart the program at the end of the core 9-credit experience.  Students extending into the internships will coordinate with the host school and local support resources

The faculty leader will schedule pre-departure meetings to discuss the detailed program itinerary with the selected student group and outline any pre-departure assignments.

Learning on study abroad programs occurs both inside and outside of the classroom. During the program, you should expect to be in program-related activities 50-60 hours per week. Activities include traditional classroom lectures, labs, industry visits, cultural excursions, and group meals. You are required to participate in the full program itinerary and group activities.

Internship details
Prior to departing the US the internship will be coordinated with Sant'Anna Institute:
  • Each student must submit a host application form, resume, and cover letter as part of the pre-departure process.
  • Sant'Anna Institute will host a skype interview with each individual.
  • Sant'Anna will match the student with a local company.
  • Sant'Anna will create an individualized Internship Program including project ideas and a work schedule.
  • Sant'Anna will coordinate an internship orientation, weekly reflection meetings, and assistance as needed.
  • During the internship you create an e-portfolio and provide mid term / final evaluations.
FACULTY LEADERS
Magnus Thorsson
Providence
Magnus.Thorsson@jwu.edu
401-598-4620

Oren Hertz
North Miami
Oren.Hertz@jwu.edu
305-892-5325
 

Italian Hosp Op 3 SAMPLE EXCURSIONS
Please click here to see a video of the 2015 group's experience.
 
Roman Colosseum
Sorrento Tourist Office
Island of Capri
Baking & Pastry Demo Class
Limoncello Factory
5-Star Hotel
Olive Oil Factory
Naples
Pompeii

HOUSING
During the core program - Tourist/three star hotel with double or triple occupancy.

During the internship - Shared apartments


MEALS
Typically 1-2 meals per day. Breakfast is provided daily. The second meal could be either lunch or dinner depending upon the daily itinerary.

FLIGHTS
Flight parameters are set by Study Abroad to accommodate group logistics. Do not purchase any flight until the specific parameters are communicated to you via your Study Abroad ULearn site, usually 4 months prior to departure.


STUDENT CONDUCT
You must be in good standing with your campus's office of Student Conduct or Student Affairs for the dates of the program.

ORIENTATION
Each program has a mandatory orientation process which starts the term before your program starts. Failure to participate in the various meetings listed below may jeopardize your ability to participate in the program.


Pre-departure meetings vary according to the program model and typically include discussions, on-line resources, and assignments to ensure you understand your specific program, the courses, housing, costs and other related details. These meetings may be a combination of in-person and web-based meeting formats.

An in-person Study Abroad Retreat is scheduled on each campus with advertised dates, times, and locations to discuss topics relevant to all study abroad programs. 

An in-country Orientation is included upon arrival to your program for on-site information and program reminders.


Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2018 02/01/2018 ** Depends on Application Date 06/03/2018 06/29/2018

** Indicates final application deadline date for this program. Applications are processed in batches. It may be possible to apply to an earlier batch application deadline. Please see the full list of application deadlines, notification dates, and required commitment dates.