May 11 - May 28, 2023
Program Fee: TBD (approx. $3,000 - $3,500)
*Includes housing, some meals and several excursions.
Deposit Deadline: Dec. 2, 2022
Program fee does not include roundtrip airfare, tuition or the study abroad fee
Students will be flying to and from Columbia Airport due to the lab component of this course.
|~$150.00||Fee to the Education Abroad Office for administrative preparation.|
|Tuition||Varies||Students should check with the Bursar’s Office to see how much this 3-credit hour course will charge them in tuition.|
Pre-requisites: There is no prerequisite for this course.
Course attributes: Honors Social/Behavioral Science or Honors BTC (Carolina Core- GSS)
COVID-19 Vaccinations: TBD
This experience will take students on an impactful and immersive journey to the tiny island of Aruba, a Dutch colony located in the southern Caribbean. “One Happy Island” is the national slogan of this 75 square mile island, and tourism and leisure is the country’s primary industry, producing more than 80% of the country’s gross domestic product. As such, the island is the perfect backdrop to study hospitality and tourism. Further, we’ll be studying hospitality and tourism in the context of strategic communication – how companies in the tourism industry generate awareness and exposure so that travelers engage with their business and build loyalty with existing and new customers. And don’t worry, we’ll also spend time getting to know the island of Aruba, including the culture, the food, and, of course, Aruba’s many beaches!
Travel Itinerary to be announced.