JWU Student Blogs

Destination: Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand

Every Johnson & Wales student majoring in Tourism & Hospitality Management has the opportunity to go on a life-changing, global experience — a Familiarization (FAM) tour — while studying at JWU. For my class, it was the beautiful countries of Vietnam, Cambodia and Thailand.

Topics: Travel & Tourism Hospitality

A Life-Changing Event

Editor’s Note: Several JWU students from the College of Hospitality Management attended a 4-day National Society of Minorities in Hospitality conference, including Katherine Zecena Constanza, who shares her experience with us, below.

Topics: Travel & Tourism Careers

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: Travel & Tourism Johnson & Wales University

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: Travel & Tourism Providence Johnson & Wales University

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: Travel & Tourism Providence