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CofC in Iceland 2017: Hospitality & Tourism Management

Term To Study: Summer 2017
Application Deadline: Mar 02, 2017
Program Starts: May 15, 2017
Program Ends: May 31, 2017
Program Category: One-Country
Program Type: Faculty-led
Program Fee: $4,000
Link 1: Click on this link for video of a previous year's program
Contact Phone: 843-953-7661
Contact Name: Center For International Education
Contact Email:
What is Included: - Round-trip airfare
- Lodging
- All meals (unless student chooses to eat outside of program offering)
- Ground transportation
- Entrances into sites
- Overseas medical insurance
- $50 non-refundable application fee (will only be reimbursed if a student is not accepted into the program or the program is cancelled)

* Program fee subject to change
What is not Included: - Tuition for three credits and associated fees
- Passport fees
- Personal expenses
Estimated Costs: In addition to the program fee, students will be charged for tuition and fees as follows:
* 2016-17 in-state tuition rate for three credits is $1,422 (plus Library, Technology and Part Time Fees)
* 2016-17 out-of-state tuition rate for three credits is $1,848 (plus Library, Technology and Part Time Fees). The out of state tuition for classes associated with travel are discounted from the Fall and Spring rates.

Program Description

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Please note that applications are due by 10 pm on March 1!


Students will be enrolled in 3 credits of HTMT 360: Destination Iceland


This program is designed as an international course to explore, participate, and develop destination specific opportunities with existing organizations such as CVBs, chambers, tourist boards, and tourism suppliers. Students will develop advanced tourism management skills related to identifying, evaluating, and utilizing destination specific research and participant observation to support strategic business decisions and develop new products. Students will propose and suggest modifications to tourism products that mutually benefit the visitors and hosts. Students will also discuss and evaluate the marketing efforts used to attract specific visitor segments to the Icelandic region.

Students will examine destination management including best practices and alternatives in developing hospitality and tourism systems with an international destination. The destination management ecosystem includes the relations between hosts and guests, suppliers and consumers, and complex networks of residents, migrant workers, government officials, and international travel experience within the country of Iceland.

The prerequisite course for HTMT 360 is HTMT 210.

This program is capped at 12 students.

Iceland is considered an adventure tourism destination. This program involves highly strenuous activities, such as hiking, biking, rafting, swimming, caving, climbing, and running. In addition, these activities take place in regions with highly variable weather patterns and very cold water.


Dr. Brumby McLeod
Department of Hospitality and Tourism

Dr. McLeod is an Associate Professor in the Department of Hospitality and Tourism in the School of Business. He has participated in several programs with undergraduate and graduate students to international destinations such as Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Finland, France, Canada, and the United Arab Emirates. This program was successfully led by Dr. McLeod every summer from 2013-2016; this will be the fifth consecutive year of the program.

Note: For questions regarding on-site program details and course content, please contact Dr. McLeod. Any inquiries regarding application processing, billing, or scholarship opportunities can be directed to the Center for International Education (contact information listed above).

Quick Facts

Population: 313183
Capital: Reykjavik
Per-capita GDP: $ 38500
Size: 103000 km2
Time Zone: (GMT) Dublin

US State Department

Travel Warning: NO

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