** Indicates rolling admission application process. Students will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Faculty Director(s) / Program Contact:
FL - Credit Term:
FL - Program Runs:
FL -Term Imbedded:
Travel Only (no wraparound course)
MSU Sponsoring Academic Dept(s):
Recreation, Parks & Leisure Services
Program sponsorship indicator:
International or Domestic Destination:
Intent of Program:
Field experience (direct hands-on learning)
Fewer than 14 days
RPLS 490/590 Workshop-Cruise Culture
San Juan Puerto Rico, Oranjestad Aruba, Willemstad Curacao, Kranlendikli Bonaire, Charlotte Amalie St. Thomas
March 7, 2020 - March 15, 2020
Students interested in this program must first receive permission to participate from the program leader. Please contact Kristi Montandon at firstname.lastname@example.org with your interest in this program.
This is a field course designed to acquaint students with the process of operating a cruise ship with multiple international destinations. The course will take place on a Conquest-class ship of the Royal Caribbean Line, one of the largest ships in the industry. Conquest-class ships offer more services than most cruise ships and Royal Caribbean is considered to be one of the market leaders interns of service quality. Topics to be covered include: Tourism, Economic impact of international tourism dollars, Commercial recreation, Who Cruises and Why, The Anatomy of a Cruise Ship, The Cruise Experience, Who's Who in Cruising, The Pre-, and Post-, and Off-Ship Cruise Experiences, The Geography of Cruising, Profiling the Lines, Cruise Marketing, Groups and Incentives.
Courses: RPLS 490/590 (3 credits)
Credit is applied to Spring Semester