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  • 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.

2021-22 International Trips

The university continues to monitor the ongoing pandemic. Please be aware that this trip schedule may change.

WINTER BREAK

HRTM 280

WINTER BREAK
Dec. 27-Jan. 8

REGISTER BY SEPTEMBER 15!

FACULTY LEADER:
David Cardenas
dcardenas@hrsm.sc.edu

This course is designed to provide an introduction to the discipline of travel and tourism with emphasis on the human dimension of global tourism with a special emphasis in Peru and its multiple ecosystems. It introduces the social science of tourism through the lens of historical, cultural and environmental tourism and the global implications of the travel and tourism history, present characteristics, motivations for travel, factors influencing demand-side and supply-side growth, the tourism product, the experience of travel and impacts on host communities, segmentation and marketing, socioeconomic and ecological impacts, and destination life cycle dynamics.

Highlights:

  • Visits to sites in Lima and Puno.
  • Tours of colonial buildings, 16th century churches and museums.
  • Cultural excursions including the Inca capital of Cuzco, the Andes mountains of Machu Picchu and Lake Titicaca.

For more information, visit the Education Abroad web site, or email Matt Childs.

 

SPRING BREAK

SPTE 570

SPRING BREAK
MARCH 3-13

FACULTY LEADER:
Matt Dunn, Ph.D.

COURSE CREDIT: 3 credit hours

Must be vaccinated for COVID-19 and have a completed vaccination card to enter England. 

HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE:

A minimum of three live soccer matches, including:

  • Blackburn Rovers at Fulham (Craven Cottage)
  • Manchester City at Crystal Palace (Selhurst Park)
  • TBD Women’s Super League match

A minimum of six facility tours, including:

  • Olympic Park and Olympic Stadium tour, home of West Ham United
  • CityGroup and Etihad Stadium tour, home of Manchester City
  • Emirates Stadium, home of Arsenal
  • Hillsborough Stadium, home of Sheffield Wednesday
  • Anfield Stadium, home of Liverpool
  • Old Trafford Stadium, home of Manchester United
  • Plough Lane, home of AFC Wimbledon

Additional amenities across London, Manchester, and Liverpool including:

  • Manchester Music Tour
  • Walking tour of London city center
  • Visit to English Institute of Sport
  • Tour of National Football Museum
  • Liverpool Megastore cultural visit
  • Beatles tour
  • Esports educational forum in London
  • Some group meals

Trip Fees Include:

  • Hotel accommodations (double occupancy)
  • Entry fees to all museums, sport and cultural events, city and stadium tours on final itinerary
  • Cross-country trains
  • Daily continental breakfast

Trip Fees Do Not Include:

  • Round-trip airfare to London’s Heathrow airport
  • London tube access
  • Tuition for SPTE 570
  • UofSC global health insurance,
  • Education Abroad fees
  • Personal spending, meals and events not listed on final itinerary

Student Fees: $3,350 + tuition for SPTE 570, UofSC global health insurance and Education Abroad fee. Trip fees are non-refundable unless the program is cancelled by UofSC prior to start date.

Information sessions:

  • Wed., Oct. 27, 3:30-4 p.m., Close-Hipp 773
  • Fri., Oct. 29, 9:30-10 a.m.
    Close-Hipp 773
  • Wed., Nov. 3, 3:30-4 p.m., Close-Hipp 773

For more information, contact:

Matt Dunn

SPTE 570

SPRING BREAK
March 4-13

FACULTY LEADER:
Andy Gillentine, Ph.D.

COURSE CREDIT: 3 credit hours

Must be vaccinated for COVID-19 and have a completed vaccination card to enter Scotland, Ireland and England. 

HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE:

  • Meetings with top sport officials in each country
  • Manchester City Stadium and Academy tour
  • Gaelic Athletic Association tour
  • Tour of St. Andrews, the birthplace of golf
  • City tours in each stop
  • Professional Rugby, Cricket, Hurling and Irish Football matches
  • Numerous cultural and historic site visits
  • A complete academic program of lectures from European experts
  • Other sport, entertainment and cultural facility tours
  • City bike tours and more!

Trip Fees Include:

  • Meetings with sport officials in each country
  • Admission to all lectures, sporting matches and facility tours
  • Tickets to all city, cultural / historic site visits and events on final itinerary

Trip Fees Do Not Include:

  • Round-trip airfare
  • Tuition for SPTE 570
  • UofSC global health insurance
  • Education Abroad fees
  • Personal shopping experiences
  • Meals and events not listed on final itinerary

Student Fees: $3,500 + tuition for SPTE 570, round-trip airfare, UofSC global health insurance and Education Abroad fee. Trip fees are non-refundable unless the program is cancelled by UofSC prior to start date.

Please complete your application with the Education Abroad Office no later than Dec. 1, 2021.

Payment Deadlines:

  • 1st payment of $1,750 — due by Oct. 29, 2021
  • 2nd payment of $1,750 — due by Nov. 19, 2021

For more information, contact:

Andy Gillentine

MAYMESTER

HRTM 590: Photography and Sustainable Travel;  SPTE 490: Sustainability, Eco-Tourism, and the Diving Industry;  HIST 110 / LASP 398: Conquest, Colonization, Captivity — A study abroad course in the Galápagos;  MSCI 599:  Special Topics in Climate Change

TRIP DATES:
May 8-28

Must be vaccinated for COVID-19 and have a completed vaccination card to enroll and travel.

FACULTY LEADERS:
Matt Childs, M.A., Ph.D.
Rich Southall, Ph.D.
Lori Ziolkowski, Ph.D.
Keith Kenney, Ph.D.

For more information, contact:
Christina Sayers

COURSE CREDIT: 3-9 credit hours 
HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Tour of Quito
  • 3 Galápagos Island visits: San Cristobal, Santa Cruz and Isabela
  • Visit to Charles Darwin Center
  • Trip to Kicker Rock
  • Sierra Negra hiking
  • Snorkeling, and more!

Program Fees Include:

  • Round-trip airport transfers in Ecuador between Quito and The Galapagos Islands
  • Welcome lunch and farewell dinner
  • Homestay accommodations (double occupancy)
  • Breakfast and dinner each day, provided by host family
  • Galápagos National Park entrance fee
  • INGALA Immigration Card
  • 24 / 7 support from UofSC faculty and staff in-country
  • Entrance to events, museums and other scheduled outings

Program Fees Do Not Include:

  • International round-trip airfare
  • Meals not included in itinerary
  • UofSC Global Health Insurance
  • Education Abroad fees
  • Local transportation (if needed)
  • Personal expenses and optional activities
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Room and board costs outside of the official program dates

Student Fees: $5, 354 + approximately $500 per semester hour, round-trip international airfare, UofSC global health insurance and Education Abroad program fees.

A non-refundable deposit $250 is due at time of application. Tour fees are non-refundable unless the class is cancelled.

Please complete your application with the Education Abroad Office no later than March 1.

This trip is limited to 20 participants and is expected to fill quickly; reserve your space by submitting your first payment soon.

Payment Deadlines:

  • $250 non-refundable deposit — due at time of application
  • 1st payment of $2,000 — due by March 1, 2022
  • 2nd payment of $3,104 — due by April 8, 2022

 

HRTM 590

TRIP DATES:
May 9-25

Must be vaccinated for COVID-19 and have a completed vaccination card to enroll and travel.

FACULTY LEADER:
Kevin Ayres, M.I.H.T.M., C.C.M.

COURSE CREDIT:
3 credit hours

Highlights:

  • Game of Thrones filming site visits
  • Glacier and volcano cave walks 
  • Whale watching
  • And much more!
Trip Fees Include:
  • Airfare from Dulles Airport (Washington, D.C.) to Iceland
  • 16 unique excursions
  • All meals
  • Housing (double occupancy)
  • In-country transportation

Trip Fees Do Not Include:

  • Transportation to and from Dulles Airport
  • Tuition for HRTM 590
  • Attendance to paid events or sites not included in itinerary
  • Personal shopping experiences
  • Education Abroad fees
  • UofSC global health insurance

Price per student is $4,000 + tuition for HRTM 590, UofSC global health insurance and Education Abroad program fees. Tour fees are non-refundable unless the class is cancelled.

Please complete your application with the Education Abroad Office no later than March 1.

This trip is limited to 12 participants and is expected to fill quickly; reserve your space by submitting your first payment soon.

Payment Deadlines:

  • 1st payment of $1,000 — due by Jan. 17, 2022
  • 2nd payment of $3,000 — due by Feb. 15, 2022

For more information, contact:

Kevin Ayres
803-777-6607

RETL 592 / HRTM 590

TRIP DATES:
May 19-27

Must be vaccinated for COVID-19 and have a completed vaccination card to enter Italy. Additional governmental regulations may apply.

FACULTY LEADERS:
Karen Edwards, J.D.
Sandy Strick, Ph.D.

COURSE CREDIT:
3 credit hours
Counts toward graduation with leadership distinction.

Visit iconic sites and learn from luxury retail and hospitality experts in the heart of Florence, Italy!

Highlights*:

  • Daytrip to Tuscany with a private tour and tasting at Castillo Banfi Winery 
  • Guided tours of the Lamborghini factory and the Righini Collection of vintage luxury autos
  • Guided tours of the San Lorenzo Market, Ferragamo shoe museum, 5-star St. Regis hotel
  • Italian cooking class with dinner
  • Four personal lectures from Italian luxury experts in hospitality, fashion, wine, and autos
  • You’ll also visit the Leather School, Uffizi Museum, Acquaflor perfumerie, watch an opera in a historic church, and much more!

*Please note that events listed are subject to change based on availability.

Program Fees Include:

  • Hotel (eight nights, multiple occupancy)
  • Breakfast daily
  • In-country transportation
  • Three group meals including one at Castello Banfi and one at Cooking School Scuola di Cucina
  • Entrance to all venues and tours listed on final itinerary

Program Fees Do Not Include:

  • Transportation and airfare to / from Florence, Italy
  • Tuition for RETL 592 or HRTM 590
  • UofSC global health insurance
  • UofSC Education Abroad application fees
  • Meals, site visits and excursions not listed on final itinerary
  • Passports, required vaccinations, and required medical clearance documentation
  • Personal expenses and shopping

Price per student is $3,950 + tuition (separate) for RETL 592 / HRTM 590, UofSC global health insurance and Education Abroad fee.  Program fees are non-refundable. If the program is cancelled by UofSC prior to departure, recoverable costs will be refunded. 

This trip is limited to 20 participants and is expected to fill quickly; reserve your space by submitting your first payment soon. 

Reserve your space by Dec. 8. Please complete your application with the Education Abroad Office prior to Feb. 1, 2022. You must register for RETL 592 or HRTM 590 by May 1, 2022. 

Payment Deadlines:

  • 1st payment of $1,975 —  due by Dec. 8, 2021
  • 2nd payment of $1,975 — due by Jan. 8, 2022

For more information, contact:

Karen Edwards
803-777-5216

Sandy Strick
803-777-7684

RETL 590

TRIP DATES:
May 21-30

Must be vaccinated for COVID-19 and have a completed vaccination card to enroll and travel.

FACULTY LEADERS:
Deb Brosdahl, Ph.D.
Susan Reeves, C.P.A., MBA

COURSE CREDIT:
3 credit hours

Travel to two of the most famous cities in the world for fashion and retail. Explore stores in Paris and London to compare how retailing in Europe is different than in the States. Visit many of the world’s greatest designers including Coco Chanel, Louis Vuitton, Yves St. Laurent, and Christian Dior. Wander streets devoted to the fashion industry and, in addition, tour Stonehenge, visit Bath, England, and see the fabulous Costume Design Collection.

Please be aware that COVID-19 vaccination is required, and inoculation cards must be presented frequently during the trip planning class as well as while in Europe.

HIGHLIGHTS:
England

  • Sightseeing and fashion walking tours in London
  • London Bridge, Houses of Parliament, St. Paul’s Cathedral
  • Fish and chips dinner
  • Shopping on Oxford Street and Portobello Road Market
  • Visit to Harrod’s — the world’s largest luxury department store
  • Visit to Stonehenge
  • Visit to Roman Baths and Costume Museum in Bath
  • Yves Saint Laurent Museum
  • Thames River cruise

Paris

  • Walking tour of Latin Quarter
  • Visit to Louvre Museum, Eiffel Tower and Musée d'Orsay
  • Seine River cruise
  • Fashion tour featuring Vuitton, Chanel, Dior and Laurent
  • Exploration time on Champs-Élysées or Arc de Triomphe and dinner

Trip Fees include:

  • Airfare from Columbia, S.C. to London’s Heathrow Airport
  • Return flight from Paris’s Charles de Gaulle Airport to Columbia, S.C.
  • Full-time tour director
  • Air-conditioned motorcoaches in-country and high-speed train between London-Paris
  • Superior tourist-class hotels with private bathrooms 
  • Breakfast daily
  • Museum entry fees
  • 3 group dinners

Trip Fees Do Not Include:

  • Transportation to / from Columbia International Airport (CAE), Columbia, S.C.
  • Attendance to paid events or sites not included in itinerary
  • Personal shopping experiences
  • Tour director tip
  • Tuition for RETL 590
  • Education Abroad fees
  • UofSC global health insurance

Price per student is $5,800 + tuition for RETL 590, Education Abroad fees, tour director tip and UofSC global health insurance. Tour fees are non-refundable unless the class is cancelled.

This trip is limited to 24 participants and is expected to fill quickly; reserve your space by submitting your first payment soon.

Please complete your application with the Education Abroad office prior to Feb. 1, 2022.

Payment Deadlines:

  • 1st payment of $2,900 —  due by Dec. 2, 2021
  • 2nd payment of $2,900 — due by Feb. 1, 2022

For more information, contact:

Deb Brosdahl
803-777-6249

Susan Reeves
803-777-5002

SPTE 570

TRIP DATES:
May 4-13

Must be vaccinated for  COVID-19 and have a completed vaccination card to enroll and travel.

FACULTY LEADER:
Mark Nagel, Ed.D.

COURSE CREDIT:
3 credit hours

Join Mark Nagel in a tour of Spain's most famous sports complexes in Madrid, Seville and Bacelona.

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Atletico Madrid vs. Real Madrid game
  • FC Barcelona soccer match
  • Madrid Open tennis matches
  • City tours of major cultural and historical attractions
  • Spanish culture through food in Madrid and Barcelona

Trip Fees Include:

  • All hotels (double or triple occupancy)
  • Ground transportation within Spain
  • Tickets to planned sporting events
  • Organized city tours, lectures, cultural venues, some meals

Trip Fees Do Not Include:

  • Flight to Madrid (afternoon / evening of May 4)
  • Return flight to U.S. from Barcelona (morning of May 13)
  • Attendance to paid events or sites not included in itinerary
  • Personal shopping experiences
  • Tuition for SPTE 570
  • Education Abroad fees
  • UofSC global health insurance

Price per student is $3,250 + tuition, study abroad fees and USC global health insurance. Tour fees are non-refundable unless the class is cancelled.

This trip is limited to 25 participants and is expected to fill quickly; reserve your space by submitting your first payment soon.

PAYMENT SCHEDULE:

  • First payment of $1,625* — due Oct. 29, 2021
  • Second payment of $1,625* — due Jan. 19, 2022

You must register for this course by Oct. 29. Please complete your application with the Education Abroad office prior to Feb. 1, 2022.

For more information, contact:

Mark Nagel

SEMESTER ABROAD

Zahria Barber, a semester abroad student, stands in the crystal blue waters on a beach in Aruba

Variety of HRTM Courses

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

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 Galápagos Islands.

2021-22 Domestic Trips

SPTE 590

THIS COURSE IS NOW FULL

MAYMESTER
TRIP DATES:
May 9-15 (6 nights)

FACULTY LEADER:
John Grady, J.D., Ph.D.

COURSE CREDIT: 3 credit hours

Speak to PGA Tour golf professionals at PGA Tour HQ. Learn the tennis tournament business and fan experience at the Credit One Charleston Open. Network with SPTE alumni and industry professionals along the way!

HIGHLIGHTS*:

  • PGA Tour headquarters and Sawgrass at Ponte Vedra Beach tours
  • Visit to PGA Tour Entertainment media center
  • Visit to World Golf Hall of Fame
  • Credit One Charleston Open and Jacksonville Jaguars stadium tours

*Subject to change due to availability.

Student Fees: $875 + summer tuition for SPTE 590

Trip fees are non-refundable unless the program is cancelled by UofSC prior to start date.

Trip Fees Include:

  • 6 nights hotel (2 nights in historic Charleston); 4 nights in Jacksonville)
  • Some meals
  • Local transportation
  • Entry tickets for all tours

Trip Fees Do Not Include:

Transportation to? Tuition for STPE 590; any meals, site visits and excursions not listed on final itinerary; personal expenses and shopping.

PAYMENT SCHEDULE:

  • 1st payment of $425 —  due by Oct. 23, 2021
  • 2nd payment of $450 — due by Feb. 1, 2022

In addition to the tour cost, you must register for SPTE 590 for the summer semester. Tuition and fees are not covered by the tour cost.

For more information contact:

John Grady



 


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