JWU Student Blogs

Adventures in Portugal: Hospitality Students Loving Lisbon

Editor's Note: Liz Cunningham, a student majoring in Hotel & Lodging Management, shares her experience, in her own words, about a class trip to Lisbon, Portugal. Liz and several other students from JWU’s Providence, Denver and Charlotte campuses spent 5 days in Lisbon as part of their International Hotel Operations course. Associate Professors Jane Boyland, International Hotel School, Providence Campus, and Sharene Reed, College of Hospitality Management, Denver Campus, led the trip.

Topics: Hospitality Providence Denver Johnson & Wales University Charlotte International Travel & Tourism

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

Greetings from Berlin!

 Jennifer Rose is a JWU Providence freshman writing her blog live from Berlin, Germany. This self-proclaimed foodie may be majoring in tourism & hospitality management, but she's got quite an eye for culinary!

Topics: Providence Travel & Tourism

International Hotel Operations Class: Study Abroad in Cuba

Taylor Shultz just did something that was almost impossible until recently: she traveled to Cuba! Read about her participation in JWU's 1st study abroad trip to Cuba.

Topics: Travel & Tourism

Hannah’s Trek to JWU

Emily Lemieux introduces readers to JWU Providence student Hannah Blossom. Hailing from West Chester, PA, Hannah has a passion for running, exotic locales and Providence. Get to know Hannah like Emily does.

Topics: Hospitality Providence Arts & Sciences Travel & Tourism