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Fact Sheet:
Program Type: Study Abroad Language of Instruction: English
Housing Options: Hotel Class/Credit Status: 03 Junior, 04 Senior
Areas of Study: Hotel & Lodging Management Program Model: JWU Faculty-Led
Recommended Program: Yes
Program Description:
Degree Overview | Preliminary Itinerary | Group Size | Academic Overview | Academic Format | Faculty Leaders
Housing | Meals | Flights | Student Conduct | Orientation
JWU Hotel & Lodging Management - HOSP3085
Required International Experience


In order to qualify to participate in this international program, you must be enrolled in the Hotel & Lodging Management bachelor’s degree.  This degree focuses on best industry leadership practices for both global operations and strategic management excellence in hotels and related management companies. Activities may relate to commercial overnight accommodations of all types including, but not limited to, hotels, resorts and such specialized lodging properties as boutique hotels, country inns and bed-and-breakfasts.

This degree program prepares graduates for employment in operational service management and professional staff positions as well as such higher-level positions, ultimately, as general managers and corporate leadership at the regional, national and international levels. Possible career tracks include front-of-the-house management, sustainable environmental management, revenue management, asset management, marketing and brand management, international property development, and food and beverage management. Affiliated activities consist of concierge services, sales and guest service, meeting and event planning, spa/resort and vacation ownership, residential living, consulting, and human resource management within hospitality industry properties.

As part of the program, all students complete an international cultural experience.  Please click on the "apply now" button at the top of the page and select the term that you would like to take the course.  You will be given the option of selecting a second choice term as well.  Once you are accepted to participate in a term, you will only be able to register for the HOSP3085 course in that term

PRELIMINARY ITINERARY (final itinerary subject to change)
Term Destination Program Arrival Depart Program
Fall 2017 To be determined November 3, 2017 November 12, 2017
Winter 2017-2018 To be determined February 9, 2018 February 17, 2018
Spring 2018 To be determined May 4, 2018 May 13, 2018
  • 20-35 students
Depending on the course enrollment on each campus, students from the 4 JWU campuses may be blended together for the international portion of the course.
The International Hotel School is proud to provide all students in the Hotel and Lodging Management degree program with an opportunity to experience the global hotel industry first hand through a week-long study abroad experience as part of their course work. 
HOSP 3085 begins on campus and through lectures, assignments and projects, you learn the skills and abilities necessary to become a global hospitality manager, including managing a diverse, multi-cultural staff; developing strategies to satisfy international guests; and working as an expatriate manager. This course is delivered on each of the 4 JWU campuses with local faculty.
Near the end of the term, the class will travel abroad as a group and, depending on enrollment numbers, may blend with students in the same class from the other campuses for the international experience.  The student group travels with 1-2 JWU faculty members, to a well-developed or emerging international hotel destination.  You will experience how local government, economy and infrastructure can help or hinder hotel development.  You will join in cultural excursions in order to understand how local culture influences both employee and guest characteristics.  You will also participate in industry and professional site visits to learn about the issues and challenges of international hotel operations first hand and how similar results are often achieved differently depending on the national and cultural context.

If you have questions about the degree, the academic course or the academic content, please contact the faculty on your campus.  If you have questions about registering for your program through the Study Abroad website, please visit the Study Abroad advisor on your campus.

Sample International Experience Locations
Destinations change regularly, vary widely and could be in any region of the globe.
  • Havana, Cuba
  • Bruges, Belgium
  • Santiago, Chile  
Total Credit Hours Earned Abroad On This Program:
  • 4.5 quarter credits
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

JWU Student Prerequisite Courses:
Degree: Enrollment in Hotel & Lodging Management Bachelor's Degree
Course: MGMT2001

If you are accelerating your grad date and will likely need to take this course earlier than traditionally planned, please make an appointment with your Department Chair as soon as possible to determine when you will be approved to participate in the international component.

A JWU faculty member is the academic leadership for this program. The faculty will coordinate pre-departure information, travel with the group, deliver academic content in conjunction with host contacts, and assign the final grade for the program course.

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.
Professor Jane Boyland

Professor Sharene Reed

Professor Chance Ates
North Miami

Professor Pamela Allison

Tourist class hotels, double occupancy with towels and sheets provided.

1-2 meals/day (typically breakfast and/or lunch) plus a welcoming reception and farewell dinner.

A round-trip group flight is provide with the program and is funded through the course tuition.  You may be responsible for your own transportation connecting to/from the group flight.

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.

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

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:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Winter Quarter 2018-2019 09/01/2018 ** Depends on Application Date 02/09/2019 02/16/2019
Spring Quarter 2019 11/30/2018 ** Depends on Application Date TBA TBA

** 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.