Traveling abroad has strengthened my passion for the hospitality industry, and studying abroad will enhance the value of my degree. By choosing this course that was not offered to me at the University of Arkansas campus, I gained a great opportunity to increase the depth and breadth of my hospitality knowledge.
This program showed the Italian culture in design, artistry, and layout of hospitality facilities. While in Italy, we learned critical issues in the hospitality industry related to the stages of facility design, artistry, and layout. We also compared and contrasted between the Italian and United States basic design principles, conducted space analysis, and equipment standards. Lastly, we grasped an understanding on how to incorporate the Italian cultural design into United States standards.
Studying abroad will enhance my potential employment opportunities. Students who want to succeed in the global economy should study abroad. The hospitality industry is extremely globalized and through an employer's eyes, a student who has studied abroad is self-motivated, independent, willing to embrace challenges, and able to cope with diverse problems and situations. Employers are looking for graduates who have the adaptability and flexibility you learn from study abroad.
The hospitality industry is extremely globalized and through an employer's eyes, a student who has studied abroad is self-motivated, independent, willing to embrace challenges, and able to cope with diverse problems and situations.
You’ve probably heard about the most recent vote in the United Kingdom, quite historic stuff I’m living amidst these days. I worked at the Royal Highland School (RHS) at the Alumni stand and I must say that was the single most popular topic of conversation. I’ve yet to talk with anyone in favor of Brexit. The RHS is the biggest agriculture show in the UK and people from all over come to network, learn more about new farming techniques and equipment, watch animal judging and shows, shop at the craft and arts tent, eat lots of food, etc. Basically it’s really full of people and it was a miracle I found my post!
Today I went to visit another one of SRUC’s campuses. The people here that I’m meeting are just the loveliest. They take several hours out of their day to show me around, allow me to pester them with questions and never fail to offer a cup of tea— now that’s a bit of hospitality I want to implement in my future home.
Not sure I will ever be able to get enough of riding the train. I love the watching the world whirl past. I love watching the cloud’s shadows move across the rolling green hills. I love the I especially love when it’s almost empty so I can stretch out my legs and just get lost in my thoughts.
Tess Constant is a Bumpers College student interning with Scotland's Rural College this summer. Follow along on her adventures by visiting her personal blog.
My experience made me grow personally because I realized how important it is to take advantage of opportunities. Others my age in other countries do not always have the same freedoms I do in America, and this experience made me more humble and appreciative for the opportunities provided by my country.