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CofC in Spain and France 2017: Hospitality and Tourism Management

Term To Study: Summer 2017
Application Deadline: Mar 02, 2017
Program Starts: Jul 15, 2017
Program Ends: Jul 31, 2017
Program Category: Multi-Country
Program Type: Faculty-led
Program Fee: $3,890
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France Without locations
Spain Without locations
Contact Phone: 8439537661
Contact Name: Center For International Education
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What is Included: - Round-trip airfare
- Lodging
- Breakfast and five group meals
- 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)

* Program fee subject to change
What is not Included: - Tuition for three credits and associated fees
- Most meals
- 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 enroll in the following course:

HTMT 380: Managing Global Tourism (Wine Tourism) - 3 credits


The general HTMT 380 course description reads: “This course examines tourism issues from a global perspective. Topics covered during this course include: international business practices (marketing, law and finance), managing diverse populations and sustainable development. The course will present opportunities to analyze and discuss multiple perspectives related to understanding and managing tourism businesses in a globalized environment.”

In this HTMT 380 study abroad, the students will be focusing on these course objectives through the lens of “wine tourism.” Students will traverse wine regions (wineries, UNESCO World Heritage Sites, and partner universities) of Spain and France, beginning in Madrid and ending Paris. CofC students will be working in teams with English-speaking German students, from Worms University of Applied Sciences (WUAS). Each team will have project related to wine tourism (e.g. marketing, facilities management, tour management, and intercultural relations).

Students should be aware that there will be walking tours and other outdoor vineyard activities that might require students to walk through steeply inclined growing areas.


Dr. Robert Frash
Department of Hospitality and Tourism Management

Dr. Frash has an extensive background in foodservice. He owned and operated six upscale restaurants in Indianapolis, IN, before turning to academia to complete his Ph.D. in Hospitality and Tourism Management at Purdue University in 2004. Dr. Frash has been a faculty member of the Department of Hospitality and Tourism Management, in the School of Business for the last 10 years.

This Dr. Frash’s second study abroad in wine tourism. He lead a study abroad in Germany and Luxembourg, where he took students across dozens of wineries and wine institutes along the Rhine and Mosel rivers.

Note: For questions regarding on-site program details and course content, please contact Dr. Frash. 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: 65630692
Capital: Paris
Per-capita GDP: $ 35600
Size: 643801 km2
Time Zone: (GMT + 01:00 hour) Brussels, Copenhagen, Madrid, Paris

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Travel Warning: NO

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