ORANJESTAD - The newly launched Bachelor of Tourism & Hospitality Management at RMIT University Vietnam provides a unique opportunity for Aruban students who are considering a career in the tourism and hospitality industry.
Associate Professor Earney Lasten, Discipline Lead for the Tourism & Hospitality Management program, said the program will enable students to become part of a generation of leaders who can work effectively in both international and local organisations.
“Studying the Bachelor of Tourism & Hospitality Management at RMIT Vietnam is an ideal pathway if you have a passion for meeting new people and experiencing new challenges every day,” Associate Professor Lasten said.
“You will learn to ‘think on your feet’, while creating magical experiences for your clients.”
As an Aruban who has worked closely with the Aruban government on various projects as well as on funding for Aruba National Park, Associate Professor Lasten has a message to Aruban students: “The Bachelor of Tourism & Hospitality Management degree at RMIT Vietnam opens doors to exciting careers in the world’s leading service industries: hotels, airlines, dream tourist destinations, hospitality, and many more.”
“It stands out from other degrees as our students benefit from a 12-week industry internship in their final semester. This further develops their practical skills, aids understanding of market requirements, and helps fast-track a successful career path.
“Students also develop soft-skills and specific career-focused attributes vital for success in this exciting industry.”
RMIT Vietnam is the major Asian centre of operations for Melbourne-based RMIT University – Australia's biggest tertiary institution of technology, design and enterprise. With international-standard campuses situated in the bustling cities of Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi, RMIT Vietnam offers an exceptional experience for incoming international, study abroad, and exchange students. Students are close to other destinations for extra international experience (Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, China, The Philippines, Laos, Cambodia, Australia, New Zealand, and much more).
The University offers programs in business, technology, communication, design, and fashion, and boasts an impressive range of extra-curricular activities that encourage students to break new ground in their areas of interest. Its tertiary programs are internationally recognised, and provide a global and sustainable focus. RMIT Vietnam students benefit from strong industry links and a range of highly-qualified academic staff from around the world.
Vietnam is a young, vibrant country situated in one of the fastest growing regions in the world. Known for picturesque landscapes – from terraced fields in the Red River Delta to majestic mountains in the central highlands to sandy white beaches along its coast – Vietnam attracts millions of visitors every year. Latest statistics show that around 10.5 million people visited Vietnam from January – October 2017. Living and studying in this environment offers students a distinct opportunity to thrive in the tourism and hospitality industry.
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