Exchange programme | Tourism and Leisure Management

Exchange programme

Location: Belgium - Multiple campuses -Campus De Vest

Make a living from your lifestyle

  • The world is your playground and every horizon, an invitation to go further. 
  • Turn your passion for travel into a genuine profession.
  • Get ready for an inspiring international career in leisure and business travel.
  • Gear yourself up with the knowledge and skills you need to build  life-changing experiences, even in today’s challenging context.
  • Learn how to apply disruptive business models and innovative marketing and distribution channels to create new opportunities. 
  • Discover solutions to reduce tourism’s social and environmental impact. 
  • Gain a competitive advantage on the job market.

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Griet Troukens ICO
Griet Troukens
International Coordinator
For all your questions on the courses and Learning Agreements.
Aitzi Menchaca de Diego
Aitzi Menchaca de Diego
International Office
For all your questions on the application procedure & practical arrangements.
Inge Vervoort -IO
Inge Vervoort
Head International Office

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Room for business or language electives

This unique International Tourism and Leisure programme offers the opportunity to either enrol in business elective courses or language electives.

The choice is all yours.

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Your future: Travel Consultant 3.0

The unprecedented challenge of COVID-19 has completely changed the travel industry and our programme is continuously evolving to ensure that you are fully prepared to become the expert in the tourism industry.

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Technology is the skillset to your future

The pandemic has accelerated the digital transformation in the travel industry and beyond. Having the right blend of technology skills and adaptability will be key skillsets, that is why at Thomas More, we put technology at the heart of our courses.

Programme

  • Overview
  • Courses
  • Conditions
  • Exam regulations
  • Personal coaching
  • Overview

    The tourism and leisure industry are one of the most exciting and fastest-growing sectors: new markets, new concepts, a growing demand for sport and wellness. This program combines business, entrepreneurship, languages together with the tourism courses.
    We advise students to choose courses for approx. 30 ECTS per semester.
    Please read the prerequisites of every course carefully before applying.
    You can find detailed information by clicking on the course. Thomas More remains the right to change the learning agreement upon arrival if the student doesn’t meet the requirements to enter the course.
    Language courses: exchange students must include in their application a document stating their actual level of the chosen language.
    The combination of courses from different phases can be restricted by planning issues.

    The academic year in a nutshell

  • Courses

    Below you can find an overview of the courses ( under reservation of changes), with the number of credits per phase. Credits express how many hours you need on average to process the subject matter (incl. lessons). Count about 25 to 30 hours for 1 study credit. 

    • We have explained the most important courses in a blue tooltip.  
    • Would you like to know the detailed content of each subject? Check the programme guide. 
    • Language courses: exchange students must include in their application a document stating their actual level of the chosen language.
    • The combination of courses from different phases can be restricted by planning issues.
    • Courses marked with a * are offered fully online. This means you don't have to physically come to Belgium to take these courses.
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    HIGHLY RECOMMENDED
    Survival Dutch i YR0118 3 X
    Survival Dutch i YR0381 3 X
    Phase 1
    Tourism Fundamentals i YE0323 3 X
    Travel Accomodations i YE0360 3 X
    Tourism destinations i YE0379 3 X
    Business Fundamentals YB0996 6 X
    Digital Skills YB0997 3 X
    Web fundamentals YE0382 3 x
    English for International Tourism YE0359 3 X
    French 1 YB1069 3 X
    Spanish 1 YE1066 3 X
    Deutsch 1 XL YB1063 3 X
    Chinese 1 YB1060 3 X
    Business travel Fundamentals YE0394 3 X
    Intercultural Communication in Tourism YE0361 3 X
    Culture & Art Topics i YE0324 3 X
    International tourism YE0176 3 X
    Hospitality Basics YE0380 3 X
    Business Intelligence Fundamentals YE0384 3 X
    Business Analytics YB1000 3 X
    Marketing Fundamentals in Tourism YE0385 3 X
    Personal Development YB1002 3 X
    Spanish 1 YE0334 3 X
    Spanish 2 YB1067 3 X
    CodeECTSAutumnSpring
    French 2 YB1070 3 X
    Deutsch 2 XL YB1064 3 X
    Phase 2
    Aviation Lab i YE0182 3 X
    Travel Technology i YE0274 3 X
    International Tourism Project i YE0339 3 X
    Destination Management and Incoming Tourism i YE0338 3 X
    Design Thinking in Tourism i YE0375 3 X
    Trends in Tourism i YE0374 3 X
    Trends in Tourism i YE0393 3 X
    Financial Management in Tourism YE0362 3 X
    Financial Management in Tourism YE0387 3 X
    French in Tourism 3 YE0333 3 X
    Spanish 2 YE0335 3 X
    Spanish 3 YB1068 3 X
    Dutch A2 YE0388 3 X
    Dutch A1 YR0609 3 X
    Phase 3
    Tourism Research i YE0364 3 X
    Sustainable Tourism Development i YE0365 3 X
    Managing Tourist Experiences i YE0366 3 X
    E-Tourism i YE0376 3 X
    Travel Management 2: Aviation & Transport YE0241 8 X
    Tourism Legislation and Regulations YE0363 3 X
    Ethical Managerial Problem-Solving YB1194 3 X
    Spanish 4 YB1140 3 X
    CodeECTSAutumnSpring
    HIGHLY RECOMMENDED
    Survival Dutch i YR0118 3 X
    Survival Dutch i YR0381 3 X
    Phase 1
    Tourism Fundamentals i YE0323 3 X
    Travel Accomodations i YE0360 3 X
    Tourism destinations i YE0379 3 X
    Business Fundamentals YB0996 6 X
    Digital Skills YB0997 3 X
    Web fundamentals YE0382 3 x
    English for International Tourism YE0359 3 X
    French 1 YB1069 3 X
    Spanish 1 YE1066 3 X
    Deutsch 1 XL YB1063 3 X
    Chinese 1 YB1060 3 X
    Business travel Fundamentals YE0394 3 X
    Intercultural Communication in Tourism YE0361 3 X
    Culture & Art Topics i YE0324 3 X
    International tourism YE0176 3 X
    Hospitality Basics YE0380 3 X
    Business Intelligence Fundamentals YE0384 3 X
    Business Analytics YB1000 3 X
    Marketing Fundamentals in Tourism YE0385 3 X
    Personal Development YB1002 3 X
    Spanish 1 YE0334 3 X
    Spanish 2 YB1067 3 X
    French 2 YB1070 3 X
    Deutsch 2 XL YB1064 3 X
    Phase 2
    Aviation Lab i YE0182 3 X
    Travel Technology i YE0274 3 X
    International Tourism Project i YE0339 3 X
    Destination Management and Incoming Tourism i YE0338 3 X
    Design Thinking in Tourism i YE0375 3 X
    Trends in Tourism i YE0374 3 X
    Trends in Tourism i YE0393 3 X
    Financial Management in Tourism YE0362 3 X
    Financial Management in Tourism YE0387 3 X
    French in Tourism 3 YE0333 3 X
    Spanish 2 YE0335 3 X
    Spanish 3 YB1068 3 X
    Dutch A2 YE0388 3 X
    Dutch A1 YR0609 3 X
    Phase 3
    Tourism Research i YE0364 3 X
    Sustainable Tourism Development i YE0365 3 X
    Managing Tourist Experiences i YE0366 3 X
    E-Tourism i YE0376 3 X
    Travel Management 2: Aviation & Transport YE0241 8 X
    Tourism Legislation and Regulations YE0363 3 X
    Ethical Managerial Problem-Solving YB1194 3 X
    Spanish 4 YB1140 3 X
  • Conditions

    There are no specific pre-requisites for this exchange programme.

  • Exam regulations

    Period

    Start date

    End date

    In case of illness

    Grades

    JANUARY

    +/-11JAN

    +/-30JAN

    +/-29/30JAN

    04FEB

    JUNE

    31MAY

    19JUN

    18/19JAN

    30JUN

    RESITS AUGUST

    +/-16AUG

    03SEP

    02/03SEP

    09SEP

  • Personal coaching

    Yes, we care  

    During your exchange you can count on a whole support team to truly make you feel at home at Thomas More. The International Support Team, the International Office, your 'buddy', Student Services (STUVO), all of our lecturers and many more will personally guide you to ensure that you blend in from the beginning and prosper so that we help you to deploy and nurture your talents. You will never feel alone.  

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