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Iceland

CofC in Iceland 2018: Hospitality & Tourism Management

Term To Study: Summer 2018
Application Deadline: Mar 01, 2018
Program Starts: May 14, 2018
Program Ends: May 29, 2018
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: studyabroad@cofc.edu
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 the associated tuition and fees for their course.

The out of state tuition for classes associated with travel are discounted from the Fall and Spring rates.

Scholarships up to $1,500 are available to support CofC degree seeking students. Eligibility is based on demonstrated financial need, academic merit, 2 faculty recommendations and a personal statement. The application can be found on the CIE website, http://international.cofc.edu under Study Abroad > Scholarships.
Program Description

COURSE INFORMATION:

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

PROGRAM INFORMATION:

*The program is capped around 12 students

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.

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.

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS:

-Students must have an overall GPA of 2.5
-Students must already possess a valid passport, or be able to obtain a valid passport

PROGRAM DIRECTORS:

Professor Jeremy Clement
Department of Hospitality and Tourism
clementj@cofc.edu
843-953-5455

Professor Clement in an Instructor and the Internship Coordinator for the Department of Hospitality and Tourism Management in the School of Business. He has traveled and studied internationally, primarily in Europe. Professor Clement has co-directed this trip in addition to a CofC program in Canada.

Dr. Brumby McLeod
Department of Hospitality and Tourism
mcleodb@cofc.edu

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 2013-2017; this will be the sixth consecutive year of the program.

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

*A minimum number of participants is required for all study abroad programs to run

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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