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Sustainable Entrepreneurship in Tourism Program

Application Deadline: Oct. 30, 2023
Dates: May 2024 (1 week)
Location: Grenada
Physical activity requirement: Level 3


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

October  30, 2023 - Employee application deadline

January  5, 2024 - Student application deadline

January 26 , 2024 - Student selection deadline

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

Employee Role

Employees will provide mentoring and support to the students during the pre-departure phase of the program which will include frequent project meetings, some training modules and other duties required by NSCC International, and will accompany the students during the on-site phase. Employee leads will have the option of being mentored by those who have led similar projects in the past. Employees will be required to submit a report/feedback on the program upon return to Nova Scotia.


  • Must be an employee from any NSCC program with a passion and knowledge of entrepreneurship and tourism;
  • International experience considered an asset;
  • Must have a valid passport or the ability to get one;
  • Commitment to applying learning that is gained in future work with NSCC.

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