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  • Locations: Cork, Ireland; Dublin, Ireland; Killarney, Ireland
  • Program Terms: Summer 1
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Fact Sheet:
Language of Instruction: English Area of Study: Hospitality Leadership, Hospitality Management, Tourism, Tourism and Recreation
Housing Options: Hotels, On Campus Housing Program Type: ECU Summer Faculty-Led Program
Program Description:

Program Dates: May 12 - 26, 2018


The focus of the program will be to explore the planning development, and operations of hospitality and tourism operations in sustainable ways. In the program, we will be exploring unique lodging venues such as historic castles and structures, culinary tourism activities, efforts to promote tourism, cultural and heritage tourism sites, and other tourism developments. The locations will be in Ireland and we plan to travel to multiple places within the country. The program will focus on hospitality and tourism operations in a variety of natural, sociocultural, and built environments where a balance between preservation, conservation, culture, and business is essential. Attention will be given to the triple bottom line of sustainability and how hospitality and tourism operations can balance economic, environmental, and socio-cultural sustainability.

Cost: $3,000

  • tuition for 6 c.h.
  • international health insurance
  • in-program transfer transportation
  • lodging
  • excursions
  • in-country support
Does not include:
  • airfare
  • passport fees
  • visa fees (if applicable)
  • most meals
  • spending money

Undergraduate Courses:

HMGT 2170 - Hospitality Services Management
HMGT 3200 - Dimensions of Tourism
HMGT 4200 - Travel and Tourism Management
HMGT 4900 - Independent Study in Lodging
HMGT 4901 - Independent Study in Food and Beverage
HMGT 4902 - Independent Study in Conventions and Special Events
HMGT 4905 - Hospitality Management International Experience

Graduate Courses:

HMGT 6310 - Strategic Management of Conventions and Special Events
HMGT 6400 - Critical Analysis of Food Service and Beverage Management Systems
HMGT 6410 - Strategic Management of Lodging Operations
HMGT 6420 - Current Issues and Strategies in Hospitality Management
SUTO 6000 - Principles of Tourism and Sustainability
SUTO 6200 - Development and Management of Sustainable Tourism
SUTO 6300 - Policy and Planning for Sustainable Tourism
SUTO 6600 - Study Abroad in International Sustainable Tourism and Management
SUTO 6610 - Sustainable Tourism Field Studies in Regional and National Settings
SUTO 6710 - Special Topics in Sustainable Tourism

Accommodations & Meals:

Students will be housed in double occupancy hotel rooms.  Students are responsible for the majority of their own meals.


  • Visit to Trinity College
  • Visit Aviva Stadium, the first stadium in the world to achieve ISO 50001 energy management standard
  • Site visit to a 225 acre eco farm
  • Travel the Ring of Kerry and visit the Cliffs of Moher

Accessibility: ability to walk up to five miles per daySafe Zone Certified Instructor


Minimum 2.0 GPA
All SHL students are eligible and the courses are open to all ECU undergrads with the permission of the instructor. 
Open to all graduate students 

Faculty Leaders

  • Dr. Bob O'Halloran
  • Dr. Cynthia Deale

This program is currently not accepting applications.