The hospitality industry is international in scope and scale. Its customers and suppliers routinely operate across national boundaries. Even if the hospitality worker never leaves his or her home area, it is likely that he or she will interact with international visitors on a regular basis. Given this international influence, future leaders in hospitality are strongly encouraged to participate in an international experience prior to graduation. The purpose of an international experience is to gain an appreciation for the cultural, economic, social and logistical differences of travel and tourism. Toward this end, the School will offer a wide range of short and long-term opportunities. Currently, the School is developing programs on a global scale.
Paris & Switzerland 2013 Study Opportunities
In conjunction with the Study Abroad office, the School of Hospitality Leadership is pleased to offer a short term summer study program exploring both Paris, France and Lucerne, Switzerland. This program will allow students to see a variety of different aspects of the international hospitality industry through first hand experience and study. See our video on YouTube!
Two weeks long, the program is an excellent introduction to international travel. For more information, please visit Study Abroad Programs
Note: Scholarship funds are available for summer 2013 short-term program! Please click here
to visit the scholarship homepage to download an application.
In conjunction with the Study Abroad office, the School of Hospitality Leadership is pleased to offer StudySwissPLUS, a variable length study abroad program, with an additional opportunity of an internship in a Swiss hotel or restaurant. The program has been approved and is now accepting applications.
Oxford Brookes University in Oxford has a tradition of excellence in English hospitality. Located just 45 minutes northwest of London, Oxford offers a rich history of tourism and literature studies.
ASIA & THE SOUTH PACIFIC
We recommend two programs in Singapore. The first is the Singapore campus of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. The UNLV program in Singapore has an exclusive focus upon hospitality and tourism studies, along with many general business courses. The second is Shatec Institutes, a subsidiary of the Singapore Hotel Association. Shatec has a strength in both hotel management and culinary operations.
The University of Queensland in Brisbane has a highly regarded hospitality program. The university has an urban style campus, similar to that of DePaul. Brisbane is located along the east coast of the nation, near beaches and warm ocean waters.
CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA
Ibero, located in Mexico City, offers hospitality studies that my be of interest to DePaul students. While many courses are taught in Spanish, a number are offered in English.
Hospitality programs in Chile and Brazil are under review.