JWU Student Blogs

Africa or Bust! My Fall FAM Tour Experience        

Matt Spalding and student Alexandra Edwards at The Boma in Zimbabwe

As a student enrolled in the Tourism & Hospitality Management program at JWU, I had an amazing opportunity to travel abroad as part of the Tour Management Operations course’s FAM (Familiarization) Tour. Every student enrolled in the Tourism & Hospitality Management program takes this course before they graduate, and every term, students travel to a different destination. Our destination was Africa — South Africa, Zimbabwe and Botswana to be exact. Besides brief stops during cruises, this was my first time leaving the United States. That in itself was a WOW factor; my first trip abroad was to Africa! I never thought my first trip outside of the US would be to Africa out of all of the places in the world, but I am glad it was. I am also fortunate I got to experience it with fellow peers who I grew so close to during the trip. It was truly an indescribable feeling of happiness and accomplishment.

Topics: Hospitality Study Abroad Providence International Travel & Tourism

A Special Thank You: Taylor Shultz Looks Back

For Taylor Shultz, the path from 1st generation college student to JWU Providence alumnus was paved with support from family, friends and faculty. On the eve of her college graduation, Taylor gives thanks.

Topics: Hospitality Providence Commencement

Jennifer’s Weekend in Hamburg: JWU Study Abroad

Jennifer Rose is back with her 2nd Study Abroad blog. This JWU Providence hospitality student just spent a weekend in Hamburg where she fell in love with the unique beauty of the city. 

Topics: Hospitality Study Abroad Providence

School of Hospitality's Student Leadership Awards

Taylor Shultz was one of 16 honorees at the School Of Hospitality's Student Leadership Awards dinner. Taylor's graduating in May, but she carves out a little time to thank those that have helped her along the JWU way.

Topics: Hospitality Providence

New Parent Blog: JWU-who knew?

Father, husband & executive Marc Dubner writes about his son Josh's first 2 years at JWU Providence. Josh '19 is a hospitality student who has become a real part of the JWU community while landing solid grades. Enjoy the 1st blog in this 2-part series.

Topics: Hospitality Providence