The course called International Tourism Management covers many aspects of the tourism profession. It consists of four year, which are all split up in 4 modules. During a module, a specific aspect of the tourism industry is covered. The information can be obtained during lectures, given by teachers and tourism professionals. Examples of topics are marketing, management, intercultural sensitivity and (developing) a tourism product. There is a high focus on sustainability and ethical behaviour. The way of learning is specific for this institute, as the students are split up in small groups of around 12 students. In a meeting-setting, several topics are discussed and each student has the responsibility to research a certain topic at home, which is later discussed within the group, under supervising of a teacher. The teachers are qualified and experienced in one or more aspects within the industry, and the staff is diverse regarding age, gender and cultural- and professional background. The students come from several countries, which makes the learning exerience very interesting. The campus provides facilities such as a canteen with local and international food, two study landscapes and a library. There are several meeting facilities and the building is very spacious, yet small regarding the amount of students. However, sometimes there are no sufficient study places, especially during exam period. Besides this, there is an international office, supporting international students and students who want to go abroad. Further, there is the IT centre for any problems or questions regarding ICT, and it is possible to acquire school materials. The office of Randstad provides the opportunity to find a (side) job. Further, there is the StuRa, which is a group of students, standing for all the ITM students regarding problems, new and innovative ideas, activities, etc. Several student associations are organizing activities and parties for students, making the student life in Leeuwarden better.
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Facilities, spacious building, not too many students, international food, teaching method