Mount Everest

Mount Everest

PHOTO: MOUNT EVEREST FROM THE RONGBUK MONASTERY, TIBET

Featured on the cover of the 2003 inaugural edition of the Study Abroad Journal, students from the University of Hawaii at Hilo began their two week journey to Tibet in Chengdu, China, and ended in Kathmandu, Nepal. From Lhasa, the trip went overland by Toyota Landcruiser, crossing  the Tingri Plain and visiting Everest base camp at Rongbuc Monastery before the steep switch-back jeep trail down to Kathmandu, Nepal.

"The journey of a lifetime," Kawika Kaula, University of Hawaii.

Monks at the monastery, the highest in the world, call the mountain "Qomolangma" named after the goddess of the mountain.

The Tingri Plain is the gateway to the Mt. Everest base camp (China-Tibet) and the Rongbuk Monastery

Graduates

Graduates

PHOTO: GRADUATES AND FRIENDS AT THE HONG KONG POLYTECHNIC UNIVERSITY (PolyU) School of Hotel and Tourism Management (SHTM) with Study Abroad Journal and University Filmworks.

Outstanding opportunities exist at this top-rated hotel and tourism school in terms of research productivity.

Study Abroad Journal recently interviewed students at SHTM and found they unanimously agree that connections with top staff and industry professionals are cornerstone to educational success.

Explore these highly-rated international programs:

  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Hotel and Tourism Management
  • Doctor of Hotel and Tourism Management (D.HTM)
  • Master of Science (MSc) in Global Hospitality Business

This new video shares the excitement of the new MSc in Global Hospitality Management offering students unique business immersion and alumni networks in Europe, Asia and the United States.

Tripartite Master of Science in Global Hospitality Business

African Elephants

African Elephants

PHOTO: AFRICAN ELEPHANTS AT ADDO PARK, SOUTH AFRICA

School for International Training (SIT), South Africa, with Study Abroad Journal  during the 1997 Arts and Social Change program at the University of Cape Town (UCT).

Today, SIT has several engaging programs in South Africa, including South Africa: Community Health and Social Policy. During this program, students examine community-based health concerns from a South African point of view, and gain understanding of the South African state, the media, and nongovernmental organizations.

Phuket

Phuket

PHOTO: KARON BEACH – PHUKET, THAILAND

Check out The Prince of Songkla University on the resort island of Phuket, Thailand. Direct enrollment for American students is organized the Education Abroad Asia.

Dr. Steven Martin, Study Abroad Journal Editor in Chief, serves as the on-site program director for American students. The university campus is a comfortable and safe environment with world-class modern amenities nearby.

Fun, low-cost, direct enrollment at Phuket's best university

Students experience Thai Cultural Arts and Tourism at a strategic tourism destination in Thailand with over 700 hotels and hundreds of tourism-related activities.

Semester Program – Value, Highlights & Courses

Tuition, Housing, Books and Services: $5,750.00

Airport pick-up and reception

Excellent hotel-condo housing near campus

Full tuition fees, textbooks and course materials

Official letters for student visa application and assistance

International standard academic courses — up to 15 transferable credits

Xhosa

Xhosa

PHOTO: XHOSA MOTHER AND CHILD, SOWETO, SOUTH AFRICA

The School for International Training (SIT) study abroad program South Africa: Multiculturalism and Human Rights offers students an opportunity to "Explore issues of multiculturalism, ethnicity, and identity in the context of South Africa, from historical and contemporary perspectives."

This photo was taken during the 1997 SIT semester abroad program Capetown. previously named "South Africa: Arts and Social Change," American students visited various townships including SOWETO (South West Township) southwest of Johannesburg. Learn more about this outstanding programs.

South Africa: Multiculturalism and Human Rights - SIT

Surfing

Surfing

PHOTO: SURFING IN PHUKET, THAILAND

Surfing, surf lessons and surf tourism are great fun when studying abroad - excellent opportunities exist to conduct surfing tourism research.

Surf tourism is a natural fit for students studying abroad and in some cases students can earn university credits while catching waves.

Check our the Study Abroad Journal BLOG on SURF TOURISM RESEARCH

Contact us to learn more about surf tourism research in Phuket, Thailand at Prince of Songkla University.

Great Wall

Great Wall

PHOTO: JIAYUGUAN FORT, GANSU PROVINCE, CHINA

The Ming Dynasty (AD 1368-1644) Jiayuguan Fort marks the western terminus of the Great Wall in the Gobi Desert. This photo was taken during the 2001 University of Hawaii at Hilo Summer Culture Study Tour. The 2001 tour saw a small group of students and teachers travel on the Silk Road, China's ancient trade route to the west.

The Silk Road is also known as the road of religion as Buddhism, Christianity and Islam were introduced and recorded in great works of literature, including the personal journal of China's revered monk Xuanzang, who travel to India in the 7th century -- A true story that later became a tall tale known around the world as Journey to the West.

Islamic culture in Kashgar on the Silk Road

Filmworks

Filmworks

PHOTO: HONG KONG POLYTECHNIC UNIVERSITY, SCHOOL OF HOTEL AND TOURISM MANAGEMENT (SHTM)

University Filmworks recently looked into the history of SHTM and PolyU to discover: "What Makes a University Great", finding a story of leadership behind one of the highest rated faculties in the world. Like many international education programs and opportunities, the story behind the success of the School and their students was an untold gem in academia.

Why Make Films on International Educational Programs

Study Abroad Journal's research found that international education programing is not well-represented in independent film, documentary and news reporting. This knowledge gap is partly attributed to the fact that the responsible and objective production of film and video is a challenging area of journalism given the technical nature of managing lighting, sound and the camera, especially when in the field in a foreign country.

In this light, Study Abroad Journal has set the stage for a new brand of journalism, providing front-line reporting on the background and experience of students and faculty interwoven with international field programs, universities and countries around the planet.

Study Abroad Journal Film and University Filmworks provide training and workshops tailored to international students and experiences.