Sustainable Entrepreneurship in Tourism Program - Grenada
This global skills opportunity will provide an opportunity for NSCC and TA Marryshow Community College (TAMCC) students and employees to participate jointly in a one-week program in Grenada learning about sustainability, entrepreneurship and eco-tourism in the region. The students will work together in small groups and visit several entrepreneurs on the island who focus on a variety of different kinds of eco-tourism. The visits will provide students with a better understanding of sustainability practices in Grenada and an overall sense of the importance of entrepreneurship and tourism.
NSCC and TAMCC students will be given a sustainability challenge and work together to find a solution based on information gathered through the site visits to service providers. The final project will have the groups present on their solution to the challenge in front of a panel of judges and a winner will be selected. Students will spend one week in country on the project in May of 2024.
- Apply knowledge, skills, and attitudes from tasks and projects in an international setting;
- Outline the benefits of cross-cultural collaboration for work-related projects and tasks;
- Build evidence of experiences and new learning (both personal and industry-related) for portfolio development and the education of others;
- Assess safety and risk pertaining to international travel to make informed decisions about traveling abroad;
- Identify and reflect on the differences and similarities between Canada and Grenada.
Subject to change
October 2023 - Applications launched
January 5, 2024 - Student application deadline
January 2024 - Student selection
February 2024 - Online pre-departure course begins
April 19, 2024 - Pre-departure conference
May 2024 - Sustainable Entrepreneurship in Tourism Program in Grenada
June 2024 - Evaluation and debrief
Fall 2024 - Celebration of learning
Selected NSCC students will be mentored by NSCC employees who will provide support to the students during the pre-departure phase of the program and will accompany the students during the on-site phase.
This program is open to students from all programs at NSCC who have an interest in sustainability, entrepreneurship and tourism. Students must be in good academic standing. Some international learning programs can fall under the Prior Learning and Assessment (PLAR) Procedures | NSCC.
Students interested in this process should seek advice from a faculty advisor and academic chair prior to travel to review whether the international learning program could satisfy program or course outcomes.
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|Program Fee (includes airfare, local accommodations, in-country ground transportation, program activities and some meals). This fee is subject to change.||$4000|
|Passport and any associated travel documents & fees (if having to apply for one)||$200|
|Guard.me travel insurance (mandatory purchased through Guard.me). NSCC International arranges.||$100|
|Immunizations & prescriptions (cost will vary depending on individual)||$200 - $500|
|Transportation to and from Halifax airport (cost will vary depending on distance to airport)||$200|
|Other meals and incidentals (will vary depending on individual)||$200|
|Items of personal nature, tourism activities and excursions outside of the program and souvenirs (varies depending on individual)||$200|