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Tourism Environment & Sustainable Development Cluster


This project aims to position TESD students in a context for interdependent experiential learning about culture in Quebec. As our cluster has developed, connecting our programs in French and Tourism Management and Policy has emerged as a prime opportunity for practical integration and co‐learning. This natural overlap has been noted publically by President Birx and supported by the Cluster and administration as a URI innovative strategy. The Program Directors of the two majors will travel by van with twenty student participants from FR3410 Quebec Culture and Literature and TMP3080 Culture and Heritage Tourism to Quebec City over an immersion weekend in April to visit a variety of museums, landmarks, and tourism sites while depending on each other for navigation and translation (see list of possible sites under proposal bibliography). Under the guidance of faculty, students will choose destinations and plan large and small group excursions while documenting the process, problems and successes of place‐based learning. Students will receive pre‐trip instruction and will complete post‐trip analyses of their experiences.


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