As a supplement to its Tourism, Events and Attractions curriculum, the Rosen College of Hospitality Management has developed a study abroad program for undergraduate students interested in International Events at UCF.
This program offers students an excellent opportunity to learn about the process of planning international events and the evaluation of event planning components in three separate countries throughout Europe. Participants in this program will register for a total of six credit hours by taking Fairs & Festivals (HFT 3798) and International Events (HFG 4796).
The Exploring Events in Europe Program will be facilitated at UCF for the summer of 2012. As part of the program, students will travel to Europe for three weeks of activities and classes. Students will begin their studies at UCF learning about the process of planning international events. Participants will then travel to London, United Kingdom to participate in the City of London Festival; Paris, France for Bastille Day; and Rome, Italy for Estate Romana; along with various additional site visits.
Classes will include lecture and discussion, review of reading assignments and current event issues, case studies, guest speaker presentations, quizzes or in-class activities, field trips, and festival activities. While abroad, students are expected to remain engaged in the program’s experiences and try new things.
Students on this program should plan to arrive in London, United Kingdom by noon on the starting day of the program in order to be in country to transfer to the hotel. Please note, check flight schedules carefully before booking. To arrive by noon on the starting day of this program, fights must depart the USA the day before the start of the program. There are two large airports in London (Gatwick/Heathrow). Students will be advised into which airport they should arrive in order to transfer to the accommodations. Students are encouraged not to purchase their flights until after the application deadline and the applicants have been informed that the program has met its minimum numbers.
Classes will include lecture and discussion, review of reading assignments and current event issues, case studies, guest speaker presentations, quizzes or in-class activities, field trips, and festival activities.
Payment Breakdown based upon the minimum number of students:
Payment 1: $100 (non-refundable)
Payment 2: $1000
Payment 3: $1412.50
Payment 4: $1412.50
Students will need to complete HFT 1000 and/or HFT 2750 as prerequisites for the program and/or be approved by the instructor.
HFT 2750 and/or intructor approval.
HFT 2750 and/or instructor approval.
The following services are included as part of the program fee:
The following services are not included as part of the program fee:
Program Cost Disclaimer: The program cost does not cover UCF tuition, airfare (unless a program expressly and specifically includes this), independent travel, or personal expenses. Cost is approximate and may fluctuate due to changes in foreign currency or unforeseen circumstances. UCF reserves the right to alter or cancel the program at any time. In such cases, the university shall not be liable for airfare, transportation costs and/or any other costs incurred by the student. UCF, Office of International Studies will make reasonable efforts to notify students through reasonable means to inform the students to reserve their flights. Students should consult their travel agent about buying travel insurance to defray unanticipated costs in the event travel plans change. UCF will make reasonable efforts to notify students via Knights email when any significant changes are being made to the program. It is entirely within UCF's discretion as to what changes are considered significant.