The Tourist Experience
Area of Study
Hospitality and Tourism Management, Intercultural Communications, Psychology, Sociology
Taught In English
Host University Units6
Recommended U.S. Semester Credits4
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units6
Hours & Credits
OverviewThis subject introduces conceptual and methodological approaches to the study of the experiences of the tourist. It seeks to develop an understanding of the tourist experience as distinct from the 'at home' leisure experience by exploring the unique sociocultural and physical environment of the tourist. A focus is diversity of experience and social inclusion. The subject discusses approaches to managing tourist experiences. The content of this subject is largely based on contributions from tourism studies, cultural geography, sociology, environmental psychology and social psychology.
Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.
Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.