Tourism Practicum program
1. One month duration.
2. Typical weekly schedule includes morning in-class briefings/discussions and afternoon site visits.
Weekends are available for travel.
3. Three meals are served daily during the 1month program. Participants will stay in campus dormitory or
with homestay families nearby.
4. Practicum periods are monthly starting in the beginning of May through September. Other periods can
be arranged by special request.
5. Introduction to the tourism in Niagara Falls, including tourist attractions (Maid-of-the-Mist boats,
Marineland, Skylon, etc. consisting of rides, observation towers, parks, scenic sites, historic sites,
hydroelectric power generation site, day/night attractions, seasonal attractions, age-dependent
attractions, and fireworks), tourist support (entertainment, culture, arts, shopping, accommodation,
camping, food, transportation, parking, sports, guides, languages and publicity), and tourism ancillary
support (policies, laws, security, medical facilities, tourist survey, tourist expenditure analysis,
economic impact analysis, government support, USA/Canada border impact, duty-free merchandise
sale, and planning).
6. Behind-the-scene tours of selected tourist attractions, tourist support systems and tourism ancillary
7. Experience sharing by selected tourism personnel.
8. Award of Tourism Practicum Certificate upon completion of program.
Language of program
English, unless at least 20 participants form a group that requests the use of a foreign language such as Chinese, Japanese, Korean, French, Spanish, German, and Italian, and the request is granted.
Location of program:
Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada (and Niagara Falls, NY, USA)