Minor - International Tourism

University Campus

Can you picture yourself working for a tour operator in the Pacific Northwest; as a tourism consultant in Jamaica; advocating for sustainable tourism in Ecuador; or with the organizer of an internationally-recognized festival or major sporting event? A minor in International Tourism prepares you for a dynamic career in tourism, the world’s largest industry.

Tourism is multi-dimensional. In addition to other business disciplines, careers in tourism’s operational sectors and support functions also interest students with various majors, such as Biology, Psychology, History, English, and Criminal Justice. The minor in international tourism can literally open doors to interesting and exciting opportunities that exist worldwide.

Professional development opportunities

  • Internships: Intern for credit at a host agency anywhere in the world. Our students have built their resumes at Disney World, Busch Gardens, AAA Auto Club South, Florida Strawberry Festival, St. Augustine Eco-tours, Nikolaev Tourism Office (Ukraine), The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism and Aviation, and Amazonia Expeditions’ Tahuayo Lodge in Peru. View current internship information and other industry-related resources here.
  • Conferences: Attend travel fairs and conferences, such as Florida Tourism Day (VISIT Florida, Tallahassee); Destination: Capitol Hill (U.S. Travel Association, Washington DC); and Industry Liaison Council meetings, to name a few.
  • Co-curricular activities: Get involved and join Saint Leo’s International Tourism Club or its Asian Culture Society. Consider membership in the student chapter of the National Society of Minorities in Hospitality or the Sport Business Association.
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