The Tourism Studies Diploma ProgramVancouver Island University

About this Program

Level: The Tourism Studies Diploma Program

Discpline: Tourism and Travel

Length: 4 semesters

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Application Fee: $150.00
Tuition Fee: $16,680.00

Nanaimo Campus Campus

Starting Deadline Status
Sep., 2021 May 1, 2021 closed

Program Description

This program is offered as a mandatory Co-operative Education format with four academic semesters and two paid Co-op placements. The focus of this program is on the provision of leisure experiences for domestic and international visitors. The program assesses the impact of tourism on individuals, communities, and the environment in order to develop best practices for sustainable tourism development. The features of the program include the provision of applied skills and knowledge, direct leadership experience, a co-operative education model (paid employment), and small class sizes. The program prepares students for career entry; however, students interested in further studies can apply to the Bachelor of Tourism Management degree.

Study and Work in Canada

Full-time undergraduate and post-graduate international students can work anywhere on or off campus without a work permit. The rules around the number of hours a student will be allowed to work may vary based on the country the student chooses to study in. International students are typically able to work up to 20 hours a week.