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

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