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Creating One Happy Island: The Communication of Hospitality & Tourism in Aruba

Dates

May 11 - May 28, 2023 


Costs

Program Fee: TBD (approx. $3,000 - $3,500)

*Includes housing, some meals and several excursions.

Deposit Deadline:  Dec. 2, 2022

Submit your deposit here

Program fee does not include roundtrip airfare, tuition or the study abroad fee

Airfare

Varies

Students will be flying to and from Columbia Airport due to the lab component of this course. 

Study Abroad

~$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.

The Class

Taught by:  Andrea Tanner and Scott Taylor Jr. 

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

Travel Itinerary to be announced.


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