The Flinders University Tourism Department offers an extensive range of programs and courses covering undergraduate, postgraduate and professional development programs. Our programs and courses are academically rigorous and all curricula have been developed by our skilled and experienced staff, in partnership with industry experts we have contracted to work with us. Our programs aim to provide students an exciting, dynamic and supportive environment as well as extensive experience and expertise in applied research that meets industry needs.
For further information:
Tourism Undergraduate Programs
Tourism Postgraduate Programs
Tourism PhD Program
Professional Development Programs
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Why International Tourism?
The International Tourism degree, as its name implies, is intrinsically linked with internationalisation and incorporates rigorous investigation of contemporary and historical international issues, trends and forecasts. Current staff members have prior teaching and research experience at a number of universities throughout Europe, Asia and Africa, and have subsequently developed dynamic topic content that is structured around case studies from a plethora of different destinations around the globe. For example, by the end of Semester 1 in their first year of study, students will have already encountered and analysed case studies that exhibit contemporary international tourism issues or trends from the UK, Egypt, South Africa, Spain, Thailand, Peru, and New Zealand
Introduced in Semester 2, 2014, current students will be able to participate in an international field trip to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia as part of the redevelopment of the third year tourism research topic (TOUR 3105). This topic will expose students to contrasting international tourism learning environments, thus enabling new perspectives and experiences to be developed that exist beyond an Australian context.
The Tourism Department also has excellent relationships with a host of universities worldwide that have permitted many tourism students to study abroad on exchange programmes. These relationships have fostered the construction of international learning platforms that further ensure that students are exposed to relevant and highly contemporary content beyond the Australia context once again. Current and former tourism students have undertaken exchange programmes at the University of New Mexico (US), the University of Calgary (Canada), the University of Manchester (UK) and the University of Valencia (Spain), for example.
Finally, we have had students studying with us from all across the globe including (in alphabetical order): Australia, Brazil, Chile, China, Germany, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Saudi Arabia, United Kingdom, United States of America – just to name a few! Our students, by their very engagement with each other, also internationalise the degree.