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  • Locations: Athens, Greece
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Budget Sheets: Summer
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
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Click here for a definition of this term Language of Instruction: English Class Status: 1 - freshman, 2 - sophomore, 3 - junior, 4 - senior, 6 - other
Housing Options: Hostel/Hotel Area of Study: Hospitality Management
Program Type: USA Faculty-led Minimum GPA: 2.25
Click here for a definition of this term Recommended Program: Yes
Program Description:
USA Hospitality, Culture, & Cuisine in Greece
Program Overview:
This program gives students an opportunity to learn about the international hospitality industry firsthand. The trip takes place in Athens, Greece and shows students the hospitality industry in a large international city. Athens provides an example of how international brands do business in another part of the world, and introduces students to a cuisine with a unique profile.  We will visit museums, local markets, 5 star and boutique hotels, go on guided tours of Athens, participate in Greek cooking classes, and volunteer with local organizations.  With Greece experiencing financial challenges, they have realized that tourism is an industry that can help them rebuild their economy.  This program will showcase all things hospitality and tourism related in Athens, Greece and surrounding areas.
We will also travel to Nafplion, Greece for 2 days which will provide students with a smaller, more intimate perspective of the industry which includes wineries, archaeological sites, unique restaurants, open-air markets, ecotourism opportunities and a culture that focuses on local products and sustainability.

HTM 398 - International Hospitality Management, 3 credit hours
HTM 397 - International Culture, Cuisine, and Culinary Practice, 3 credit hours

Some coursework will be required prior to and after the trip. Students may opt to pursue only three credit hours; however, program fees are fixed and allow for six credit hours. Fees will not change for lower hour enrollments. Students not currently enrolled at USA must make application to the University of South Alabama prior to enrolling in this program. This course is part of the USA summer schedule of courses.

Program Costs:
The cost of the USA Hospitality, Culture, & Cuisine 2019 summer program is $5,399. Scholarships and Financial Aid can be applied to the cost of the program. USA Study Abroad scholarships are available to all USA student participants who submit an application and meet minimum program requirements.

The first 10 USA students who commit to the program and complete a scholarship application will receive a $500 OIE Study Abroad scholarship making the program cost $4,899. Students must complete the "Study Abroad Conditional Scholarship" application in Jagspot. 

Financial Aid may be applied to these courses. If interested in applying for financial aid, please contact a financial aid officer at your earliest convenience to request an award for summer 2019. This program is part of the USA summer schedule of courses.

Program costs include: 
  • Tuition for up to six (6) credit hours
  • All program-related, in-country transportation
  • International Health Insurance & Emergency Assitance
  • Airport pickup for those who arrive on the assigned day and time
  • Specified Excursions in the Itinerary
  • Accommodations: Shared occupancy in centrally located hotels (Single accommodations are available for an additional charge)
  • Daily breakfasts
  • Welcome and departure dinners in Greece
International airfare is not included in the price of the program. Participants should budget additional funds for international airfare, meals other than breakfasts and specified dinners, and personal expenses such as souvenirs or independent travel, based on individual spending habits. The Office of International Education will reserve and facilitate flights on behalf of all students who would like assistance.
Costs are based on anticipated exchange rates, international airfare, and enrollment and are subject to change. Program items may be changed in lieu of a price increase. Price may vary for graduate students.

Payment Schedule and Deadlines:
Space is limited. Program deposit of $350.00 is due ten days after committing to the program and no later than February 1, 2019. In order to qualify for a OIE Study Abroad Scholarship, applications and deposits must be made no later than the deadline.  Final payment deadline is April 8, 2019. Applicants can reserve a spot in the program by hitting the "Apply Now" button and completing the online program application. Once accepted, applicants can confirm their place in the program by paying the program deposit of $350. The deposit is applied toward the cost of the program, $300 of which fully refundable if the participant withdraws before the deadline of February 1, 2019.
Refund Policy: Program fees are refundable only in the event of cancellation of the program and are based on recoverable expenses. All payments should be considered non-refundable and any requests for consideration of refunds based on extenuating circumstances (medical, etc…) must be made in writing and will be considered on a case by case basis.

Course Objectives: 
HTM 397
On completion of this course, students will be able to:
1.          Explore the country’s history as it relates to the development of the culture and cuisine;
2.          Trace the influence of culture, politics, and economy on the cuisine;
3.          Identify ingredients, beverages, recipes, processes, etc. based on the country/region;
4.          Evaluate dining experiences in multiple restaurants and other food service settings
5.          Demonstrate knowledge of the local cuisine by properly preparing and serving representative dishes
6.          Compare and contrast dining experiences in the US and host country;
5.          Visit, evaluate, and compare local businesses and services to service and experiences in the US

HTM 398
On completion of this course, students will be able to:
1.          Identify food service, tourism, and lodging standards in the host country and compare them to the US and International standards;
2.          Identify marketing efforts in the host country to attract international tourists;
3.          Explore human resource management from the cultural perspective of the host country;
4.          Compare and contrast general managerial functions in the US and host country; and
5.          Visit and evaluate local businesses and services based on service experienced in the US.
For additional information, please contact:

Amanda Donaldson
Department of Hospitality and Tourism Management
UCOMM 3707
Mobile, Alabama 36688-0002


Natasha Spradlin
Study Abroad Advisor
Meisler Hall, Rm 2300

You can book an advising appointment at:  

Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.

This program is currently not accepting applications.