Study USA, a department of the Office of Outreach, offers two unique, hands-on educational travel opportunities for students in the Hospitality Management Program in the Department of Nutrition and Hospitality Management.
Two of the most popular trade shows and conference expos offered by Hospitality Management faculty-led tours include the International Hotel and Lodging Association Hotel/Motel & Restaurant Show in New York City and the National Restaurant Association Restaurant Hotel-Motel show in Chicago. Both of these educational trips include visiting exhibitor booths, attending educational seminars and industry specific events, networking with industry leaders, and touring successful hotels and food/beverage operations. Students on these trips represent the Hospitality Management Program, the Department of Nutrition and Hospitality Management, the School of Applied Sciences, and the University of Mississippi as they are seen as ambassadors for the program while interacting with industry professionals and students from other universities and colleges from around the world.
The International Hotel and Lodging Association Hotel/Motel & Restaurant Show in New York City is typically offered in the Fall (October or November). The National Restaurant Association Restaurant Hotel-Motel show in Chicago is typically offered at the beginning of the Summer (May).
Through Study USA, students in the Hospitality Management Program have also benefitted from educational travels to Las Vegas, Ashville, New Orleans, and other local, regional, and nationally known tourist destinations.
While in Las Vegas, students visit and stay on the historic Vegas Strip where they tour world-class hotels, casinos, and dining operations. During this trip, typically offered in January, students interact with Las Vegas industry professionals as they see state-of-the-art hotel rooms, visits to the casino floors, dine in luxury restaurants, and see much of the behind-the-scenes operations that is rarely open to the public.
The Biltmore Estate, located in Ashville, N.C., is home to a rich hospitality management experience offered by the Vanderbilt family. Students on this trip interact with staff, guests, and community members while touring the estate – everything including the hotel, dining, and private vineyard. This educational trip is typically offered in the Summer (May).
New Orleans, Australia, Fiji, London, and many other locations have been featured as educational journey opportunities for students to take during their time with the Hospitality Management Program at the University of Mississippi.
Where are you interested in traveling? Speak to your advisor today to see what great educational travel opportunities await you!