Experiential learning

Practical, experiential learning is a fundamental part of our programs. All our programs offer active learning opportunities such as problem-solving, reflection and critical analysis. We support this approach with initiatives such as hotel visitsfield schools and field studies, semesters abroad and internships. 

Field school

Concepts can be understood and explored more deeply if they are experienced first-hand, which is why all our programs offer field schools. Why not explore the real issues and complexities of a touristic resort by visiting one? Students in our graduate programs have visited global destinations, London, England and Berlin, Germany to explore tourism experiences and to meet industry professionals.

Semester abroad

Does the thought of sitting on a cobbled pedestrian square surrounded by heritage buildings while enjoying the vibrant outdoor café culture appeal to you? If you are interested in travelling the world while you finish your degree, we have opportunities for you to explore. 

Our school has partnered with institutions in Germany, France, Norway, Austria, South Korea, Australia, and Chile. These partnerships offer students the opportunity to live and study abroad for one semester.


To bridge from university to the field, you’ll have the opportunity complete your undergraduate or graduate-level degree with an optional internship. You can complete your internship in Canada or abroad with an employer that’ll support your professional success. Through this hands-on experience, you’ll apply your studies, demonstrate your abilities, expand your network of contacts and launch your career.

Past Internship Hosts Include:        

  • Delta Hotels and Resorts - Kananaskis
  • Fairmont Hotels and Resorts – Banff, Victoria, Toronto, Vancouver, London
  • Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts - Whistler, Hampshire
  • Hotel Le Germain, Calgary
  • Shangri-La - Vancouver, Toronto and Singapore
  • The Magnolia Hotel and Spa – Victoria
  • Sheraton Grand – Edinburgh, Scotland
  • Sukhothai Bangkok, Thailand
  • W Taipei, Taiwan
  • Westin – Victoria, Calgary

Past International Internship Locations Include:

  • England
  • Scotland
  • China
  • Hong Kong
  • USA
  • Australia
  • France
  • Jordan
  • Thailand
  • Malaysia
  • Rwanda
  • Singapore
  • South Korea
  • Brunei
  • Taiwan
  • Vietnam