January 6 - April 18, 2019
(Depart from U.S.A. - Depart from host country)
This is a full-semester education abroad program, during which students will earn 15 credit hours. Students will take two classes offered by Dr. Jason Swanson through the University of Kentucky, and two classes offered by Arcadia University. Arcadia classes will include students from universities throughout the United States, while Dr. Swanson's courses will include UK students only.
The two UK courses offered will be:
HMT 486: Transformative Travels: Exploring the U.K. - Travel can change how people view themselves and the world around them. Travel can be a source of challenge and inspiration as travelers learn about communities, cultures and characters in the destination. Students enrolled in this course will be in the midst of a long-term travel experience. Not only will this class help explore the destination, but it will also help students learn how travel can be transformative both in the present and throughout their lives. This course will include a week-long excursion to smaller cities throughout the United Kingdom.
HMT 580: Trends Analysis in the Hospitality Industry - This course is designed to acquaint the student with the major trends occurring in the hospitality industry, and to develop analytical skills required to interpret them. Throughout the course, the students should be able to identify trends; their timing, the causal effects they have on organizations, the actual probability of their occurrence, and the impact they will have on the organization. The focus of this course may be expanded beyond trends within hospitality and tourism to include retail or other business sectors.
- Full-semester abroad, studying with students from Univ. of KY and from other U.S. colleges.
- HMT classes will focus on London-specific travel and tourism issues and attractions.
- HMT 359 includes a week-long exploration of smaller U.K. cities in England and Northern Ireland.
- Opportunities to travel within Europe during free time.
This program is open to undergraduate students from all academic disciplines.
UK Faculty-Directed programs are conducted by University of Kentucky faculty and staff. UK GPA credits and grades will be awarded by the program director for the successful and timely completion of all required program activities and assignments, including any required on-campus meetings before or after the program's international travel. Non-UK GPA credits and grades will be transcripted back by Arcadia University.
- Students will enroll in two courses offered by Dr. Swanson: HMT 486: Transformative Travels: Exploring London (3 credit hours) + HMT 580: Trends Analysis in the Hospitality Industry (3 credit hours).
- Students will additionally enroll in two courses offered by Arcadia University.
- Some of these courses have been pre-equated to transfer back to UK.
- For courses without a pre-determined equivalency, students will need to complete and submit to UKEA an Academic Approval Form.
- All students will be enrolled in EAP 599: Study Abroad (1 credit hour).
Housing & Meals
Students will reside in shared rooms in Arcadia University student housing for the duration of the program. All student housing will have internet access, kitchen facilities which include pots, pans and silverware, and coin-operated laundry machines. Bed linens will be provided, but students will need to purchase their own towels on-site.
A welcome and farewell meal will be provided, but students will be responsible for the cost of all other meals on their own.
Costs and cancellation policies vary by program. Please see the "Program Costs and Budget" information page. Be sure to consider the associated UK costs, program specifications, and related travel expenses.
This program runs in collaboration with the University of Kentucky and Arcadia University. Students will complete an application with UK Education Abroad (online, this website) and supplemental materials with Arcadia. The supplemental application materials are for administrative purposes and will be provided to all accepted students AFTER the UK application deadline.