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Attendance at all Pre-Departure Meetings & Orientations is Mandatory
ISIC Provided by WSU?:
WSU Faculty-Led Programs
begins in Bangkok, travels to Malaysia, and then moves to Phuket, Thailand, one
of the primary tourism areas of the country and near the Similan islands which
is one of the top 10 dive spots of the world. During the first part of the program
students study at Prince Sogkla University in Phuket. HBM Students study
destination business management, other majors study marketing and management
courses with a WSU professor. All students then begin to visit numerous local
tour operations such as diving, snorkeling, kayaking and animal and nature
adventure sites, and visit ancient Buddhist temples and other cultural
heritage. Coursework for HBM majors includes consumer and management
evaluations and development of a business plan for a competitive tourism and
hospitality company. Coursework for other majors includes learning both
principals of marketing and how to write a marketing plan, and principals of
management and operations which focuses on the importance of improving organizational
effectiveness and developing the individual skills required to successfully
stay at a resort in Phuket. HBM students learn best business practices by
shadowing managers to practice what they have learned about Thai culture and
customs related to the hospitality and tourism industry. Students taking core
courses have a more classroom-based experience, with the many excursions
serving as the real-world marketing and management case studies.
ATTEND the INFORMATION SESSION on Wednesday, October 17th at 3pm in TODD 220
Faculty Director: Jim Harbour | College of Business | (509)335-5730 | firstname.lastname@example.org.
Experience Manager: Teresa Brewer | College of Business |
509-335-2180 | email@example.com
Program Coordinator: Anjie Bertramson | Global Learning- Education Abroad |
509-335-4500 | firstname.lastname@example.org
The on-line application consists of three phases. The initial phase is the application phase where you will be required to read and sign multiple signature documents, complete questionnaires and deliver material submissions to Bryan Hall, Room 105. Your application will be reviewed and submitted to the Faculty Director. The Faculty Director will determine if your application meets the minimum requirements for acceptance into the program. Once your application is accepted you will be moved into the acceptance phase of the on-line application. You will be asked to commit to participating on the program. If you do not commit to the program by the application deadline your application will be withdrawn and your placement in the program will be offered to the next student. If you choose to commit you are agreeing to the costs associated with the program as outlined in the budget sheets of the application and on the promotional flyer.
Please Note: Faculty-led programs are dependant upon a minimum number of applicants in order to run. After the final application deadline we will notify you if we have received enough applicants for the program to run and announce the final costs and billing schedule. Be sure to print yourself a copy of each section of the application for your records.
Dates / Deadlines:
There are currently no active application cycles for this program.