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College of Hospitality, Retail and Sport Management

Upcoming HRSM Trips

Faculty-led study abroad courses offer a unique way to explore a new country or city while completing your class. Experienced HRSM professors will guide you along custom-built trips designed to bring curriculum to life on a national and global scale.

2020 International Travel Opportunities

SPRING BREAK AND MAYMESTER

The Spanish Sport Experience

SPTE 570

Tour Dates: March 5-15, 2020

Course Credit: 3 hours

Faculty Leader:
Dr. Mark Nagel

nagel@sc.edu
803-777-3751

“Sport and Entertainment in Spain and Portugal” incorporates a Spring Break trip into the SPTE 570 spring semester curriculum. Students will visit and experience a number of prominent cities on the Iberian Peninsula. In addition, the trip will enable students to understand the relationship between sport and culture by attending a number of events and interacting with a variety of sport industry professionals. The itinerary offers stops in locations with a rich tradition in culinary specialties, world-class stadiums and internationally-famous cultural sites.

Trip Highlights Include:

  • City tours of Madrid, Porto, Salamanca and Lisbon
  • Tours of Santiago Bernabéu Stadium, Las Ventas Bullring, Madrid Royal Palace, Estadio do Dragáo, FC Porto Museum, Benfica Museum, JAMOR National Stadium and Training Center, Palacio da Pena

Trip Fees Include:
Hotel (double occupancy), transportation, all breakfasts and a group dinner, tickets to all games, events and group tours

Trip Fees Do Not Include:
$150 study abroad program fee, tuition for SPTE 570, airfare

Program Fees Payment Schedule*: 
First payment: $1,450
Due by November 1, 2019
Second payment: $1,450
Due by January 31, 2020

*Payments for this trip are non-refundable.

For more information about this tour, contact Dr. Mark Nagel at nagel@sc.edu.

Spanish Sport Experience with John Grady

SPTE 570

Tour Dates:  May 6-14, 2020

Course Credit: 3 hours

Faculty Leader:
Dr. John M. Grady
jgrady@sc.edu
803-777-9327

Trip Highlights Include:  

  • Mutua Madrid Tennis Open (pro tennis)
  • Atletico Madrid v. Sevilla soccer match
  • Santiago Bernabeu Stadium-Real Madrid
  • FC Barcelona Lassa handball match
  • Prado Museum, Olympic Stadium, Sagrada Familia, and Barceloneta Beach
  • Lectures at Real Madrid University – Universidad Europea
  • Spanish culture through food in Madrid and Barcelona

Student Fees:
Tuition for SPTE 570 + $2,500

Trip Fees Include:
4 nights hotel – Madrid, 3 nights hotel – Barcelona, train ticket, airport transfers once in Madrid, tickets and entrance fees to all events and cultural attractions, welcome tapas, closing dinner, plus some additional meals.

Fees Do Not Include:
Airfare to Spain, $150 study abroad program application fee, $30 study abroad health insurance.

Program Fees: $2,500

Program Fees Payment Schedule:
First payment: $1,250*
Due November 1, 2019
Second payment: $1,250*
Due February 1, 2020

*Payments for this tour are non-refundable.

Israel: Exploring Hospitality and Retail Culture in Israel

RETL 592 and HRTM 590

Tour Dates: May 14-20, 2020

Course Credit: 3 hours

Faculty Leaders:
Karen Edwards

kedwards@hrsm.sc.edu

Sandy Strick
strick@mailbox.sc.edu
803-777-7684

Join us for a six-day, 3-credit hour immersion course exploring culture and entrepreneurship in Israel.  Known as the “start-up nation”, this tiny country is the birthplace of some of the world’s most innovative businesses.  Learn first-hand how Israel’s multi-cultural history and richly diverse traditions have influenced its fascinating story of growth and development. Led by Retailing and Hospitality faculty from the University of South Carolina, this unique program provides a life-changing opportunity as you broaden your academic, personal and cultural experience.

Trip Highlights Include:

  • Private tour and e-commerce session at WiX World Headquarters
  • Fashion walking tour of Tel Aviv’s designer district
  • Tour and tasting at Amphorae Winery in Western Galilee
  • Guided tour of Old Jerusalem, including the Western Wall and historic Machne Yehuda Market
  • Visit to the Dead Sea
  • Dinner at Eucalyptus Restaurant in Jerusalem’s artist district
  • Entry to Yad Vashem, The World Holocaust Remembrance Center
  • Group dinner at a chef’s private residence
  • Seaside bicycle tour of Tel Aviv

Participation in this course is an excellent exploration of innovative start-up entrepreneurship in a thriving multi-cultural environment.

All visits on itinerary subject to change based on availability

Study Abroad Student Fees:
Tuition for RETL 592/HRTM 590, Mandatory insurance, Study Abroad Processing fee, plus $2,995 

Program Fees Include:
Hotel (six nights, multiple occupancy), in-country transportation, breakfast daily, two group dinners, entry to all venues and tours listed on final itinerary.

Program Fees Do Not Include*: Airfare to/from Tel Aviv, Israel; transportation to/from airport; course tuition*; mandatory insurance; Study Abroad processing fee; meals and excursions not listed on final itinerary; personal spending.

*In addition to the program fees, you must register and pay tuition for RETL 592-01 or HRTM 590-02 for the Maymester/Summer 2020 Semester. 

Program Fees*:
$2,995

Fees Payment Schedule:
First payment: $ 1,497*
Due December 1, 2019

Second payment: $1,498*
Due January 15, 2020

*Program fees are non-refundable.

Luxury Management in Italy

RETL 592-02 and HRTM 590-03

Tour Dates: May 21-29, 2020

Course Credit: 3 hours

Faculty Leaders:

Karen Edwards
kedwards@hrsm.sc.edu

Sandy Strick
strick@mailbox.sc.edu
803-777-7684

Join us for an 8-day, 3-credit hour immersion in Luxury Management in Florence, Italy — epicenter of culture and birthplace to some of the world’s most prestigious brands. Take in the rich heritage and splendor of the iconic city that Michelangelo, Ferragamo, Pucci, and other notables called home, as you attend a Luxury Management short-course at Italy’s premier fashion school, Polimoda. Led by Retailing and Hospitality faculty from the University of South Carolina, this unique program provides a life changing international experience as you study, first-hand, the business of Luxury from a cross-disciplinary view.

Trip Highlights:

  • Twenty hours of on-site instruction from international experts in luxury management at Polimoda
  • Tour, tasting, and lunch at Castillo Banfi Winery in the Tuscan hillside
  • Group cooking class and dinner at San Lorenzo Market
  • Guided tour of Museo Lamborghini and private luxury auto collection
  • Insider’s tour of the five-star St. Regis Hotel
  • Guided tour of Ermanno Scervino fashion brand
    Visits to Gucci Gardens and Ferragamo
  • Behind-the-scenes tours of The Leather School
  • Admission to the world-famous Uffizi Museum
    and many more scheduled activities!

Participation in this course is an excellent introduction to the world of luxury brand management.

All visits on itinerary subject to change based on availability.

Study Abroad Student Fees:
Tuition for RETL 592-02/HRTM 590-03, mandatory insurance, Study Abroad processing fee, plus $3,850 program fees.

In addition to the tour fee, you must register for RETL 592-02 or HRTM 590-03 for the Maymester/Summer 2020 Semester. 

Program Fees Include:
Hotel (eight nights, multiple occupancy), 20 hours of classroom instruction on site at Polimoda, in-country transportation, breakfast daily, two group meals including one at Castello Banfi and one at Cooking School Scuola di Cucina, entry to all venues and tours listed on final itinerary.

Tour Fees Do Not Include*: 
Airfare to/from Florence, Italy; transportation to/from airport; course tuition*; mandatory insurance; Study Abroad processing fee; meals and excursions not listed on final itinerary; personal spending.

*In addition to the program fees, you must register and pay tuition for RETL 592-01 or HRTM 590-02 for the Maymester/Summer 2020 Semester.

Program Fees*:
$3,850

Program Fees Payment Schedule:
First payment: $1,925*
Due by December 1, 2019
Second payment: $1,925*
Due by January 15, 2020
*Payments for this program are non-refundable.

*Program fees are non-refundable. 

Czech Republic

HRTM 565

Tour Dates: May 14-25, 2020

Course Credit: 3 hours

Faculty Leader:
Dr. Marketa Kubickova
Email: kubickova@hrsm.sc.edu
Phone: 803-777-8222

Spend Maymester 2020 in the Czech Republic touring some of the region's most vibrant cities and cultures in this 11-day, 3-credit hour course!

Trip Highlights:

  • Walking tour of Prague historic city center including Prague Castle, Golden Lane, and Astronomical Clock
  • Afternoon cruise on Vltava river
  • Walking tour of Cesky Krumlov (UNESCO heritage site)
  • Visit to Macocha Gorge Sinkhole and the Punkva Caves
  • Meet and collaborate with students from local university in Brno
  • Tour several five star hotels, including the famous Pupp Hotel in Karlovy Vary
  • Visit to Mendel University, Brno; walking tour of Brno

Tour Fee Includes:

  • Multiple occupancy hotel
  • Transportation in country
  • Entrance fees for tours, museums, and other venues
  • Daily breakfast

In addition to the tour fee*,  you must purchase airfare and register for HRTM 565 for the Maymester 2020 semester.

Fee Does Not Include:
Airfare and tuition for HRTM 565.

Program Fees: $2,275

Program Fees Payment Schedule:
First payment*: $1,037.50
Due by December 1, 2019
Second payment*: $1,037.50
Due by February 1, 2020

*Program fees are non-refundable.

Galapagos Photography Course

HRTM 590

Photography and Sustainable Travel

Designed to promote the tourism experience of the Galápagos Islands (above and below the water) through the medium of photography. Students will learn basics of photography and photo editing as well as travel photography etiquette, such as how to approach people for photos. Students will leave the course with a sampling of photographs focused on travel, including landscapes and cityscapes, interiors/exteriors of religious buildings and other important historical/cultural sites, food and markets.

For more information, contact:
David Cárdenas
Associate Dean of Academics
dcardenas@hrsm.sc.edu

Snorkeler

SPTE 490

Sustainability, Eco-Tourism, and the Diving Industry

This course employs an experiential learning approach to provide students with an understanding of the business ingredients that comprise the scuba diving experience in the Galapagos Islands. This course introduces students to the Four Es: Education, Equipment, Environment, and Experiences that comprise the scuba diving industry. Throughout the course students will be provided opportunities to experience how the identified Es are delivered to consumers via various scuba diving industry segments: PADI dive centers, dive resort, and live-a-board dive boats.*

*Additional fees apply; Must be scuba certified prior to program start date.

For more information, contact:
David Cárdenas
Associate Dean of Academics
dcardenas@hrsm.sc.edu

 

2020 Domestic Travel Opportunities

SPRING BREAK AND MAYMESTER

SPTE 590

THIS TRIP WILL RETURN SPRING 2020

Faculty Leader: Dr. Tom Regan
Department of Sport and Entertainment Management
Email: regan@hrsm.sc.edu
Phone: 803-777-6713

Baseball is America’s game and the opportunity to visit U.S. venues in many American cities is your chance to experience this sport tradition. Tour at least 9 facilities, attend 12 games, and much more.

Course Credit: This is a 3-credit hour course.

More information to come. 

 

 


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