Summer Study Abroad

Summer Study with a European Flair

We invite you to join us for a Summer Study in Europe.
June 7–July 11, 2014

Six credits, hundreds of field hours,
Five weeks in Europe…
Jump start your future.


Be a part of one of the most exciting, educational, and personally rewarding experiences imaginable.

The School of Hotel and Restaurant Management at Northern Arizona University offers you a chance to earn college credit while living and traveling in Europe.

Study at NAU Partner Schools in The Netherlands and Switzerland. Learn about Europe–the people, the customs, the nature of the European hospitality industry–while traveling throughout the continent.

"During this trip I was in the shoes of a real traveler. Hearing three different languages in one day and figuring out unfamiliar city after unfamiliar city helped me learn more than I ever could about a true traveler’s wants and needs and, as a worker in hospitality, how I could fulfill them."
–Anna Stadmiller, 2012 Study in Europe participant
 

"You can only learn so much in a classroom; for everything else you need to travel and learn from first hand experiences. That’s exactly what this program offers you."
–Kyle Decker, 2012 Study in Europe participant
 

"My summer in Europe opened my eyes to the great adventures the world has to offer. I could not have imagined a better way to learn about foreign hospitality than through traveling and meeting new people along the way."
–Kevin Regan, 2012 Study in Europe participant
 

- "I will never forget the summer I spent under the hot European sun chasing trains and finding myself."
–Nicole Gingg, 2011 Study in Europe participant

Learn more about this life-changing experience:
Dr. Paul Wiener
(928) 523-9955 or Paul.Wiener@nau.edu

Apply online at the Center for International Education HERE.


Find Yourself in the Hub of Europe

The first half of the program will be based at NHTV located in Breda, Holland. NHTV is the foremost institution in the Netherlands for tourism and hospitality studies.

Breda, a town of about 110,000, is located 50 miles south of Amsterdam. The city of Breda is a pleasant blend of history and youth with its 16th century roots and its 20,000 students in residence. Breda serves as a convenient hub from which to visit most of Western Europe’s capitals: Paris ~ 4 hours; Copenhagen ~ 8 hours; Berlin ~ 6 hours; and London ~ 8 hours.

The second half of the program will be based at the École Hôtelière Les Roches located in Bluche, Switzerland in the heart of the Alps. Bluche is three kilometers from the ski resort of Crans-Montana and less than two hours from Zermatt (home of the Matterhorn) and the metropolitan Swiss cities of Montreux and Lausanne.

The Les Roches Hotel School is a member of the internationally respected Swiss Hotel Association. Its reputation attracts students from all over the world.

Switzerland itself is world-renowned for its beauty and cleanliness. The Swiss people are friendly and supportive and enjoy meeting American students. Virtually everyone speaks English (as is the case throughout Europe). Additionally, the fact that Switzerland is a neutral country has made it one of the safest places in the world to visit.

The Details, 2014 Trip

Dates: June 8–July 11, 2014

Program Costs

The price for this package is (estimated): $5,800 US,subject to extreme currency exchange variations *

Included in this package:

6 hours of summer tuition

A 30-day, first-class Eurail pass

Lodging at the Hotel School Les Roches, Bluche, Switzerland and a hotel near the Netherlands Institute of Tourism (NHTV)in Breda, Holland

Breakfast and lunch on school days

Travel information and guidance

400 hours of work-experience credit

Class texts

* Package price does NOT include:

Airfare to/from Europe

Passport Fees

Personal expenses

Accommodations outside Les Roches/Breda

Students must arrange to arrive in the Schiphol Airport in Amsterdam before noon on Sunday, June 8, 2014. HRM personnel will transport students from Schiphol to the school.

For informational purposes, the round-trip airfare at the time of this posting is estimated at $1,700 US. Please contact program leader prior to purchasing your airline ticket.

Accommodations

Students will stay in double-occupancy rooms. Each room has its own fully appointed bathroom. Lodging is provided for all the days during which students are actually in the program. If, on travel days, students wish to stay at the school and take day trips, their rooms at Le Roches are always available.

Meals

On class days, breakfast is provided. A complete lunch will also be provided, which will feature many European dishes. Experience has shown that students would rather be on their own for dinner. There are many restaurants close by featuring menus ranging from fast-food to gourmet.

Medical Insurance

NAU’s Center for International Education requires that all faculty-led international program participants have minimal travel/medical insurance, the cost of which is included in the program costs. You may wish to review the coverage of this insurance, and obtain additional coverage, if you think that will better meet your needs.

Refunds

Cancellations will result in loss of application fee, deposit, and any payments made on your behalf that are not refundable to CIE.  Should you cancel, this will increase the cost of the program, or possibly result in the entire program being canceled. 

The university reserves the right to cancel or postpone any course or activity due to insufficient enrollment or any unforeseen circumstances.  In the event the program has insufficient enrollment to be viable, a cancelation decision would be made by Monday, April 7, 2014, and all deposits will be fully refunded.

How to Apply, 2014 Trip

How to Apply

Apply online at the Center for International Education at international.nau.edu/education_abroad. Deposits and all fees are billed through LOUIE.

Non-Refundable Application Fee: $100 is billed at time of application.

Balance of the program fee is billed near the end of the 2014 Spring semester.
Applications will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis, although consideration will be given to academic achievement. A minimum GPA of 2.25 is generally required.

Refunds

Cancellations will result in loss of application fee, deposit, and any payments made on your behalf that are not refundable to CIE.  Should you cancel, this will increase the cost of the program, or possibly result in the entire program being canceled. 

The university reserves the right to cancel or postpone any course or activity due to insufficient enrollment or any unforeseen circumstances.  In the event the program has insufficient enrollment to be viable, a cancelation decision would be made by Monday, April 7, 2014, and all deposits will be fully refunded.

Travel, 2014 Trip

Students may travel independently to almost anywhere in Europe–Paris, Rome, London, the Riviera, Germany, Austria, Great Britain, and naturally, Switzerland and Holland. Travel is an important part of the overall educational experience, since the exploration of actual European food service, lodging, and tourism operations is a focal point of the summer.

Students will be provided with a first-class Eurail pass which allows unlimited rail transportation in western Europe as well as travel on most ferries.

The Faculty

Program director, Dr. Paul Wiener was born in England and lived in Austria and Germany for 12 years. He has also worked in England and Scotland. As coordinator of International Programs at HRM, he has traveled widely in Europe and beyond.

Kathleen King also accompanied the students on their 2011 and 2014 trips abroad.

The Academic Program

Participate in two three-hour upper-division courses (HA494 and HA495) for which there are no prerequisites. As an additional recognition of the value of this program, each student will receive 400 hours of work-experience credit which will be applied to HRM’s graduation requirement of 1,200 hours.

Classes meet from three to four days a week during the five-week program with the remainder of each week devoted to travel.

Coursework

3 credit hours each

European Restaurant and Food Service Management

You will be introduced to the major cuisines of Europe, including those of France, Italy, Germany, Spain, Greece, and Switzerland. Each cuisine is examined in terms of regional customs, menu planning, preparation, presentation, and service. Lectures are supplemented with laboratory sessions taught by European instructors. Students taste and evaluate the various cuisines.

European Hospitality and Tourism

Topics include transportation systems, the tourism infrastructure, political considerations, the impact of the European Economic Community, and the impact of the changes in Eastern Europe. Emphasis is placed on immersing the student in the European style of hospitality and travel.

2011 Travelogue

Check out our 2011 Summer Study Abroad students to see what they were up to summer 2011 HERE.

"It made me realize that sometimes the simple things in life are the things to get excited about and can make a major difference in someone’s life." 
–Ann Lundstrom, 2011 Study in Europe participant
 

"It was great to have guest lectures in Breda and to hear from professors who are living and working abroad and have first-hand knowledge to share with us." 
–Dana Rzasa, 2011 Study in Europe participant
 

 "The HRM Study Abroad program provided a spectacular chance to analyze the signature experiences that come with time spent in a foreign country and culture." 
–Chris Yueh, 2011 Study in Europe participant
 

"I will never forget the summer I spent under the hot European sun chasing trains and finding myself."
–Nicole Gingg, 2011 Study in Europe participant