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Professional Bachelor International Tourism & Leisure
INTERNATIONAL TOURISM & LEISURE MECHELEN
UNIQUE IN BELGIUM
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.
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.
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!
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
Semester 1: 13 teaching weeks
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 stoneâ€™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 Mechelenâ€“ 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
13 teaching weeks
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
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CONTACT Programme Manager: Annik Schellens +32 (0)15 36 91 00 firstname.lastname@example.org
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Programme overview subject to modification.
PHASE 1 SEMESTER 1
Business Intelligence Fundamentals
English for Tourism
Foreign Language Electives
Culture and Art
International Relations: UK, USA & The Commonwealth
Emerging Markets: Latin America
Asian Business Topics
Business Analytics Fundamentals
Foreign Language Electives
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.
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!
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
International Tourism Project
Emerging Markets: Eastern Europe & Russia
Customer Relationship Management
Ethical Managerial Problem Solving
Foreign Language Electives
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
PHASE 3 CREDITS
Digital Sales in Tourism
Service Design Toolkit
Cost Price Calculation & Budgeting
The Connected Company
Foreign Language Electives
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!
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
Entrepreneurship in Tourism
Internship in Tourism & Leisure
= 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
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
From opera to cinema, from cabaret to Kanye. We offer different types of culture to suit each student’s taste.
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