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College of Hospitality, Retail and Sport Management

  • Students learn about the ecosystem during a Galapagos Island class on the water.

    Study Abroad in the Galapagos!

    Learn about tourism and sustainability in one of the world’s most beautiful and pristine environments.

Study Abroad Opportunities

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.

2021 Summer International Trips

The university continues to monitor the ongoing pandemic.

MAYMESTER

Economically Sustainable Hospitality Operations in Iceland icon

HRTM 590

This trip has been canceled

Trip Dates: May 11 – 28, 2021

Faculty Leader:
Kevin Ayres
kmayres@hrsm.sc.edu
803-777-6607

Trip Highlights Include:

  • Game of Thrones filming site visits
  • Glacier and volcano cave walks 
  • Whale watching
  • And much more!

Student Fees: Tuition for HRTM 590 + $4,000, $30 health insurance and $150 study abroad program fees.

Trip Fees Include: Airfare from Dulles Airport (Washington, D.C.), 16 unique excursions, all meals, housing and in-country transportation.

Course Credit: 3 credit hours

Trip Fees Do Not Include:
Souvenirs and miscellaneous spending money.

Trip Fees Payment Schedule:

Non-refundable deposit of $1,000:
Due January 17, 2021

Remaining payment of $3,000:
Due February 15, 2021

Pay for Iceland trip here.

Virtual Luxury Management in Florence, Italy icon

RETL 592/HRTM 590

While this physical trip has been canceled, a virtual class is available.

Class Dates: May 10 – 28, 2021

Faculty Leaders:
Karen Edwards
kedwards@hrsm.sc.edu
803-777-5216
and
Sandy Strick
strick@hrsm.sc.edu
803-777-7684

Delivered 100% online from May 10- 28, 2021, this 3-credit hour course enables you to explore Italy and its famed luxury brands without leaving home.

Facilitated by two seasoned global classroom leaders, over the course of three weeks you'll watch Italy's beautiful landscape unfold virtually, as you gain an insider's view of its iconic luxury business culture.

This virtual class is a great global learning experience, as well as a rich alternative to education abroad courses that have been canceled. 

For more information or to attend this virtual course, contact faculty leaders: 
Karen Edwards
kedwards@hrsm.sc.edu
803-777-5216
or
Sandy Strick
strick@hrsm.sc.edu
803-777-7684

Galapagos Photography Course icon — Photography and Sustainability

HRTM 590

This trip has been canceled

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

Galapagos Scuba Diving Industry course icon — Sustainability, Eco-Tourism, and the Diving Industry

SPTE 490

This trip has been canceled

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

 

 

SEMESTER ABROAD

Galapagos diving industry course icon — Sustainability, Eco-Tourism, and the Diving Industry

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.

Semester Abroad in Aruba course icon

Various HRTM Courses

Students will become immersed in island culture as they spend four months living, learning and exploring in Aruba.


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