SHL Tourism Class Links with Kyrgystan
The ECU School of Hospitality Dimensions of Tourism class (HMGT 3200) is engaged in video links and a semester-long project with a tourism class at Kyrgyz Turkish Manas University in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan.
The course is taught by Dr. Cynthia Deale and is part of the Global Understanding Program at ECU, which is sponsored through Global Academic Initiatives and Emerging Academic Initiatives. Global Understanding Program courses are taught within a variety of disciplines and aim to provide a more global point of view for the students both here at ECU and at our sixty partner universities in thirty countries. Students learn about other cultures without the expense of studying abroad.
HMGT 3200 covers a variety of topics related to tourism including tourism organizations, culture, diversity, safety and security, sustainable hospitality and tourism, product development, and tourism in the future. Students collaborate on projects with Kyrgyzstan partners while comparing and contrasting leadership in hospitality and tourism in the two countries.