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College of Hospitality, Retail and Sport Management

  • International students pose for a picture in front of the entry to Carowinds theme park located in Charlotte, N.C.

2020 International Hospitality and Tourism Academy

Study hospitality and tourism in America and tour travel destinations across the Southeastern United States this summer! Apply now.

Dates: July 6-25, 2020

The International Hospitality and Tourism Academy is a two- or three-week experiential learning program for international students. The program is offered by University of South Carolina’s School of Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Management and offers hospitality and tourism courses.

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Select three classes from the options below—one from each course time.

Morning Course 9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

  • Southern Cuisine
  • Event Planning

Early Afternoon Course 1:30 - 2:45 p.m.

  • Resort/Revenue Management
  • Hospitality/Tourism Marketing

Late Afternoon Course 2:55 - 4:10 p.m.

  • Sustainability
  • Hospitality Leadership

Syllabus is available upon request. USC credit not available, but college credit can be provided by home institution.


University of South Carolina, Columbia, S.C.
Accommodations are provided by USC Housing and include single-occupancy, on-campus rooms with linens and furniture, as well as three meals per day!

Atlanta Tour!

The course includes a three-day hospitality and tourism trip to Atlanta, Georgia! Students will get to visit premier destinations, including: Georgia Aquarium, World of Coca-Cola, CNN Studios, College Football Hall of Fame, outlet shopping malls, top hotels, restaurants and more.

Includes room and board, lectures for three courses, refreshments, field trip transportation, a city pass, attraction admission fees and use of university facilities including libraries and gymnasiums.


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Contact Us:
For more information or questions about how we can tailor the program to meet your needs, contact:

Miyoung Jeong, Ph.D.
School of Hotel, Restaurant, and Tourism Management
Office Telephone: 
(803) 777-9472
24/7 Emergency Contact Number:
(413) 687-3545
701 Assembly Street
Columbia, SC 29208 USA 

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