For two weeks in during the summer of 2017, rising Aztec senior Lexy Thorderson, a three-year letterwinner on the Women's Basketball team, visited Prague, Czech Republic, as part of her hospitality and tourism management major.
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Lexy Thorderson, Czech Republic
The L. Robert Payne School of Hospitality & Tourism Management is passionate about providing international experiences for our students. International Study Abroad participation is a graduation requirement for:
It is highly encouraged for:
Whether you are away for a year, a semester, or a summer, the value is immeasurable.
Access the American Language Institute (ALI) course list here:ALI COURSE LIST
“This has been one of the most rewarding semesters I have had, out of the six years I have been in college. I thought it wasn't possible financially but, there are a variety of scholarships around and start to save now, it is possible!”
Teyla Pitassi, Australia
Education enhancement. An experience to study internationally adds a new perspective to your academics. You will see things from another point of view; you will develop your analytical and critical thinking skills.
Resume building. Study in another country adds a new dimension to your career planning. In an age of global economies and technology, experience abroad distinguishes your background from the rest.
“Studying abroad has expanded my views on cultures and people all around the world. During my time abroad I have grown so much as an individual and I have gained a greater sense of who I am as a person.”
Rachel DeVinny, Scotland
Development of self-awareness. At times we impose limitations on ourselves that hinder our progress toward our goals. By stepping outside the familiar and encountering different people and places, you gain an enhanced understanding of yourself through the world around you.
Understanding of another culture. Living and learning in an unfamiliar environment adds to your understanding of world cultures, which in turn enhances your growth personally as well as your growth as a member of a team.
Effective Fall 2016, we are pleased to announce our new International Experience Policy. Our new policy will provide you with a list of pre-approved schools and faculty led trips that will clear the International Experience Requirement for HTM/RTM students. Any programs outside of the “approved program list” requires written consent from HTM/RTM department prior to the trip for it to count towards the International Experience Requirement. Please review the policy in its entirety: International Experience Policy can be found in the HTM office or download the policy here.
Please remember, if you are considering a program that is not on the HTM/RTM pre-approved list, please book an appointment with Mr. Winston, Mr. Blake or Ms. Jeffries as we do require written consent prior to the trip for it to count towards the International Experience requirement.Study Abroad Scholarship Info