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Professional Bachelor International Tourism & Leisure

2017

2018

INTERNATIONAL TOURISM & LEISURE MECHELEN

UNIQUE IN BELGIUM


YOU

YOU ARE A GLOBETROTTER You are hooked on international encounters and foreign cultures

You, a globetrotter? That’s the understatement of the century! Because you love to be ‘on the road’ and discover new things. And your latest discovery? The wonderful world of Tourism & Leisure. Your mission? To guarantee that others experience the time of their lives abroad. Do you want an international internship and to study abroad? And do you feel at ease speaking English? Great! Enrol and make your dreams come true.


YOUR EDUCATION

100% IN ENGLISH Versatility, international experiences and cultural awareness rule! You’ll be taught and coached by Belgian and foreign professionals. You’ll do an internship abroad and learn the tricks of your trade in an international context. You can either look for an internship yourself or take your pick from our comprehensive international database. The result? At the end of your final semester, you’ll be ready for the real deal, all set to chase your dreams.

TEACHING METHODS The programme includes lecturers, case studies, intern projects, group work, assignments, visits abroad and an internship period.


YOUR EXPERIENCE

TRAVEL MORE

GO MORE Are you an expert in coming up with new ideas for tour operators to attract youngsters? Then we want to see you at Go More, the place to be on campus for young professionals with an entrepreneurial spirit!

Need more hands-on experience? No problem! We have a position for you in our in-house travel agency Travel More. You’ll organise international trips for our tutors, and you’ll be responsible for all customer service events, from reservation to worst-case scenario communication. In other words, life as it is at a travel agency!

ADDED VALUE You’ll be part of an international class. So you’ll experience the true meaning of ‘interculturality’ every day. No course book or syllabus can top that. You’ll get to know professionals from all over the world and build your international network from day one. English becomes your mother tongue, the world your new home. Future proof? Check!


YOUR FUTURE

WORKING AROUND THE GLOBE Internationally active in a fastgrowing and dynamic sector

Your limit? The sky… and beyond. Because you want a fascinating and eventful job in an international context. If that means moving abroad, great! From tour operators to airline companies, you feel at home amongst the main players of the tourism industry.

With your bachelor’s degree in International Tourism & Leisure, you are desired on the labour market. Or you could start your own project. During your training, you’ll deepen your understanding of tourism and leisure and might discover the entrepreneur in you. • aviation • tour operators • travel agents • incoming agents • hotel sector • tourism boards • museum and cultural organisations • event agencies • congress centres • meetings and incentives •…


MECHELEN BUSINESS CAMPUS

ACADEMIC YEAR: PHASE 1 SEP

OCT

NOV

DEC

Semester 1: 13 teaching weeks

JAN

FEB

MAR

Semester 2:


MECHELEN Campus De Vest Zandpoortvest 60 BE-2800 Mechelen, Belgium fb.com/wearemechelen

Getting to and from campus

LOCATION You study in Mechelen, a beautiful old city between Brussels and Antwerp, close to the European institutions, and a stone’s throw from both the capital, with all its multinationals, and the port of Antwerp.

Lots of buses stop in front of the campus and at Mechelen station. www.delijn.be Campus De Ham is located between Mechelen and Mechelen– Nekkerspoel train stations. www.nmbs.be You can rent a campus bike from James! There are also bike sheds and shower facilities (at Campus De Vest).

According to the Financial Times, the city of Mechelen is among the top 10 most prominently growing cities in Europe. It is the only Belgian city on the list, proudly positioned among various well-known UK cities.

revision and exam period

APR

MAY

13 teaching weeks

JUN

Carpoolen? thomasmore.carpool.be

Free week

JUL

Welcome days

AUG

SEPT


COME AND MEET US

INFO DAYS sat 11 march 10 am - 4 pm Open Campus Day sat 6 may 10 am - 2 pm Open Campus Day sat 24 june 10 am - 2 pm Info day & start of enrolment wed 6 september 6 - 9 pm Info evening & enrolment

I want more information admissions@thomasmore.be I want to apply www.thomasmore.be/application I want to test my English at Thomas More admissions@thomasmore.be

CONTACT Programme Manager: Annik Schellens +32 (0)15 36 91 00 annik.schellens@thomasmore.be

www.thomasmore.be/gettoknowus fb.com/ToerismeEnRecreatiemanagement.ThomasMoreBE ThomasMoreBE instagram.com/thomasmore.be @ThomasMoreBE #wearemore


YOUR PROGRAMME

www.thomasmore.be/itl

Programme overview subject to modification.

PHASE 1 SEMESTER 1

CREDITS

World Cultures

3

Business Fundamentals

6

Business Intelligence Fundamentals

3

Entrepreneurial Management

3

Marketing Principles

3

Digital Toolkit

3

Survival Dutch

3

English for Tourism

3

Foreign Language Electives

3

SEMESTER 2

CREDITS

Tourism Fundamentals

3

International Tourism

3

Culture and Art

3

International Trade

3

International Relations: UK, USA & The Commonwealth

3

Emerging Markets: Latin America

3

Asian Business Topics

3

Business Analytics Fundamentals

3

Personal Branding

3

Foreign Language Electives

3

ECUADOR Helen – Internship “7 years later... It turns out I couldn’t have chosen a better internship. 5 adventurous months in Ecuador resulted in a dream job with a lot of challenges every day…”

GO ABROAD! COME HERE, GO ANYWHERE

ECUADOR Max – Internship “Max, our trainee, succesfully fulfilled a role directly related to his studies. He showed excellent leadership, flexibility and ability to communicate with supervisors and staff. We could not have been more pleased.” – internship coordinator

STUDYING IS MORE THAN HAVING YOUR NOSE IN A BOOK! FRANCE Julie – Semester abroad “I felt more at home in the French mountains than I had anywhere in my life, and I didn’t want to leave.” FRANCE Joren – Internship Disneyland Paris “Do as I did: pursue your dreams! A degree in tourism is your ticket to the (entire) world…”

MEXICO Dana – Internship “What I loved about tourism@ Thomas More is the diversity of the courses: Marketing, Culture and Arts, Business and so much more... This unique combination has helped me make the most of my internship: I made it from trainee to management assistant!“

The Student Services department is your buddy for anything large or small that’s unrelated to your course.

HOME SWEET HOME Paying for yourself or strapped for cash? Need a financial plan for your tuition fees or study grant? We’ll help you boost your finances. Our bursting databank of student jobs can help you easily earn some extra money.

TRANSPORT

Looking for a nice student flat in Mechelen? Our database has plenty of options, so don’t stress. Need help talking to your landlord? We’ll help you!

MONEY BOX

As a student you’re often out and about. Rent a bike and get transport information: train, tram, bus, even airplane. We’ve got you covered!

PHASE 2 SEMESTER 1

CREDITS

Travel Technology

3

Aviation

3

International Tourism Project

3

Emerging Markets: Eastern Europe & Russia

3

Customer Relationship Management

3

Ethical Managerial Problem Solving

6

Social Media

3

Intercultural Communication

3

Foreign Language Electives

3

SEMESTER 2

AUSTRALIA Jana – Internship “I learned a lot about travelling in the tourism sector and dealing with different cultures in another language.”

PERU Tessa – Internship “What I learned during my internship in Peru is still helping me in my current job in which customer service, international contacts and language skills are vital.”

FIT INSIDE YOUR HEAD

30

MORE THAN

TUITION FEES

PHASE 3 CREDITS

Travel Management

8

Digital Sales in Tourism

3

Tourism Portfolio

4

Service Design Toolkit

3

Intellectual Capital

3

Cost Price Calculation & Budgeting

3

The Connected Company

3

Foreign Language Electives

4

SEMESTER 2

Tasty, healthy food on the campus occasionally alternated with your own home-made sandwiches? We’ll help satisfy your hunger!

FOOD AND DRINK Suffering from fear of failure or exam stress? Thanks to our workshops you’ll become a much stronger and more confident person. Experiencing a dip? A good chat can do wonders!

CREDITS

Study Exchange

SEMESTER 1

TAIWAN Lore – Semester abroad “Tourism is like a (good-natured) bug that never leaves you! Once you catch it, it stays with you forever.”

OUR STUDENTS VALUE

FOR EEA-MEMBER STATE STUDENTS

• Excellent mentoring • Welcoming atmosphere • Being trusted

€ 906,10 NO GRANT STUDENT € 234,10 + € 11,20 per study credit

€ 480,10 ALMOST GRANT STUDENT € 234,10 + € 4,10 per study credit

CREDITS

Entrepreneurship in Tourism

7

Internship in Tourism & Leisure

23

€ 106,90

= credits. Credits express how many hours you need, on average, to process the material (including class sessions). One credit represents approximately 25-30 hours. CR

RELATED STUDY PROGRAMMES Not completely sure about your choice? What about these? BACHELOR

àà International Business & Trade www.thomasmore.be/ibt àà International Media & Communication www.thomasmore.be/imc àà Office Management (Dutch) www.thomasmore.be/office-management

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Required knowledge

COMING FROM A NON EEA-MEMBER STATE TO STUDY IN BELGIUM fixed amount

€ 800 + variable amount € 45 per study credit

€ 3.500 FULL PROGRAMME (60 credits)

EXPERIENCE IN TOURISM

FEEL GOOD ABOUT YOURSELF We encourage and promote ideas put forward by student unions or individual initiatives. So bring it on!

CULTUUR & CO

Crazy about sport? Or out of breath after climbing a few steps? Our range of sports will keep you in top condition.

HURRAY FOR A GOOD IDEA

GRANT STUDENT (fixed amount)

FACTS & FIGURES

%

50 YEARS

From opera to cinema, from cabaret to Kanye. We offer different types of culture to suit each student’s taste.

100

%

International experience

600 100

%

Training hours in practice per student

of students enjoy an internship abroad

Are you interested in Tourism & Leisure but hesitate because this course is taught in English? No worries. We also have a Dutch-taught programme. More info on www.thomasmore.be/trm

FURTHER STUDY? MASTER

àà Master Tourism KU Leuven (Belgium) àà Masters abroad all over the world


Brochure International Tourism & Leisure (Mechelen) 2017-2018