This program will provide an overview of the tourism industry including travel motivation and the impacts, both positive and negative, of social, environmental, and economic influences with the focus on a tourism in Indonesia. Students will get theoretical knowledge and first hand experience on the effect of tourism on local community and culture.
Following successful completion of this course, the student should be able to have the understanding of:
Characteristics of tourism: tourism past and present; tourism marketing; and tourism planning and sustainable development;
Industry sectors of attractions and entertainment; conventions, meetings, and expositions; and tourism future;
Social, cultural, and heritage aspects of tourism and eco-tourism as well as lodging and restaurants in a tourism industry.
The relationship between tourism and culture and the impact tourism has on local communities
This course will consist of a combination of lectures, workshops, and projects. There will also be tourist site visits and back-of-the-house tours.
Before the group leaves (May 8 and May 9) there will be pre-departure activities/lectures on the Columbus Campus
The program will travel throughout Indonesia, specifically these locations:
Bali Island (Cities: Kuta and Singaraja): One of the oldest and most popular tourism destinations in the world. Aside from being known for its beautiful beaches and natural landscapes, it is renowned for its highly developed arts, including traditional and modern dance, sculpture, painting, leather, metalworking, and music.
Jakarta: The capital and the financial and administrative center with well developed urban tourism
Yogyakarta: Renowned as a center of education (Kota Pelajar), classical Javanese fine art and culture such as batik, ballet, drama, music, poetry, and puppet shows. Within the close proximity of the city are two UNESCO heritage sites: Prambanan and Borobudur.
Throughout the program students will stay in hotels.
All students will also be required to participate in on-campus pre-departure orientations organized by the Office of International Affairs.
Passports are required for every Ohio State education abroad program. For many destinations, passport information is required to apply for an entry visa early as 6 months prior to departure. For information about apply for a passport, go to travel.state.gov.
Students are responsible for paying The Ohio State University tuition plus a $1,461 program fee. The program fee includes in-country travel (land and air), all breakfasts and some dinners (~5), admission to required sites, lodging, and supplemental international insurance. It does not cover passports, tuition and fees, international airfare, most meals (lunches and most dinners), visa on arrival, personal expenses, or immunizations.
This program has been generously subsidized by the College of Education and Human Ecology. Without the subsidy, the program fee would have been $2,661.
The detailed breakdown of costs can be found on the budget sheet.
If a students withdraw or become ineligible any time 11 days after the acceptance notification, they will be held responsible for a cancellation fee. Please refer to OIA's Cancellation Policy.
Students who receive or are eligible to receive a Federal Pell Grant are encouraged to apply for the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program. This program is Gilman eligible. Interested students should first verify their existing award package and make an appointment with Student Financial Aid as needed. After researching the scholarship, students wishing to apply for the Gilman International Scholarship should be in touch with the listed education abroad coordinator to begin working on a competitive application.
Monday, October 30, 2017, 4:00PM – 5:00PM Location: Campbell Hall 243
Tuesday, October 31, 2017, 1:00PM – 2:00PM Location: Enarson Classroom Building 160
Friday, November 3, 2017, 3:00PM – 4:00PM Location: Arps Hall 388
U.S. Department of State: travel.state.gov (travel advisories/country-specific safety information)
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: cdc.gov/travel (pre-travel health guidance)
Ohio State reserves the right to change without notice any statement contained herein, concerning but not limited to rules, policies, tuition, fees, curricula and courses. In the event of a change to an existing U.S. Department of State Travel Advisory, CDC Travel Health Notice or other risk designated criteria, the Office of International Affairs reserves the right to cancel any program prior to departure or while in progress. Discrimination against any individual based upon protected status, which is defined as age, ancestry, color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, HIV/AIDS status, military status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status is prohibited.
During my time in Indonesia the most valuable thing i gained was the opportunity to learn and communicate with local students there and really listen to their perspective on not only their country, but ours as well. I found it very interesting how they viewed Americans and how we challenged their views, so getting to hear why we seemed so different to them was really unique. I not only gained a better understanding of how different our cultures can be, but also a better understanding of how to communicate with others when the language barrier is very real.