International Tourism and Leisure

Professionele bachelor (Engels)

  • You are a globetrotter and you love to be ‘on the road’ and discover new things.
  • Your mission? You want to guarantee that others experience the time of their lives on holiday.
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Vicky Steylaerts
Programme Manager
Anneliese Messens
Care Coordinator
Curt Van de Poel
Study counsellor


  • Phase 1
  • Phase 2
  • Phase 3
  • Phase 1

    Phase 1

    Semester 1

    • English for International Tourism (3 ECTS)
    • Business Fundamentals (6 ECTS)
    • Business Intelligence Fundamentals (3 ECTS)
    • Entrepreneurial Management 1 (3 ECTS)
    • Tourism Fundamentals (3 ECTS)
    • Digital Toolkit (3 ECTS)
    • Survival Dutch OR Professionele communicatie (3 ECTS)
    • Travel Accommodations (3 ECTS)
    • Language Elective (3 ECTS)

    Take a look in the programme guide for more details.

    Semester 2

    • International Tourism (3 ECTS)
    • Culture & Art Topics (3 ECTS)
    • World Cultures (3 ECTS)
    • Globalization & International Marketing (3 ECTS)
    • Emerging Markets 1: Latin-America (3 ECTS)
    • Personal Development (3 ECTS)
    • Business Analytics (3 ECTS)
    • Intercultural Communication in Tourism (3 ECTS)
    • 2 Language and/or Business Electives (6 ECTS)
  • Phase 2

    Phase 2

    Semester 1

    • Financial Management in Tourism (3 ECTS)
    • Emerging Markets 2: Eastern Europe & Russia (3 ECTS)
    • Trends in Tourism (3 ECTS)
    • Design Thinking in Tourism (3 ECTS)
    • Aviation (3 ECTS)
    • Travel Technology (3 ECTS)
    • International Tourism Project (3 ECTS)
    • Destination Management and Incoming Tourism (3 ECTS)
    • 2 Language (at least 1!) Elective and/or Business Electives (6 ECTS)

    Take a look in the programme guide for more details.

    Semester 2

    • International Study Exchange (30 ECTS)
  • Phase 3

    Phase 3

    Semester 1

    • Tourism Legislation and Regulations (3 ECTS)
    • E-Tourism (3 ECTS)
    • Tourism Research (3 ECTS)
    • Sustainable Tourism Development (4 ECTS)
    • Ethical Managerial Problem-solving (4 ECTS)
    • 3 Language (at least 1) and/or Business Electives (9 ECTS)

    Take a look in the programme guide for more details.

    Semester 2

    • Managing Tourist Experience (4 ECTS)
    • International Internship in Tourism & Leisure (20 ECTS)
    • Bachelor Project (10 ECTS)

Why choose International Tourism and Leisure


Your future: working around the globe

Your limit? The sky … and beyond. You want a fascinating and eventful job in an international context. If that means moving abroad, great! From tour operators to airline companies, you feel at home amongst the main players in the tourism industry.


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.



You’ll experience the true meaning of ‘interculturality’ every day. No course book or syllabus can top that. You’ll get to know professionals from all around the world and build your international network from day one. English becomes your mother tongue, the world your new home.

After Graduation

  • Get to work
  • Additional Studies
  • Get to work

    Get to work

    With your bachelor’s degree in International Tourism & Leisure you are desired on the labour market. Or you could start your own project. During your training, you’ll deepen your understanding of tourism and leisure and may well discover the entrepreneur in you.

    You’ll work at travel agencies, in the hospitality industry, for tour operators, incoming agents, tourism boards, museums and cultural organisations, event planners, congress centres, meeting and incentive houses, theme parks, airlines, cruise lines, DMC’s, or as a travel consultant, a conference guest relations sales or project manager… within the tourism sector or in other businesses.

    Graduates have splendid career opportunities all around the world.

  • Additional Studies

    Additional Studies


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