Hospitality Management Field School to Hawaii 2020

Hawaii Field School Hospitality Honolulu Group

Program Overview

Field School Dates: April 27 - May 15, 2020 (tentative dates)

The purpose of this field school is to provide Vancouver Island University Faculty of Management students with an opportunity for experiential learning focused on an examination the interaction between a destination’s culture, resort industry and its tourism industry.

Study will focus upon exploration of related destination issues and the social-cultural focus of a destination’s culture. This field school allows for a deep exploration of these and related issues. There are three broad themes that provide the foundation to this field school:

  • History and cultural heritage of the islands;
  • Tourism industry infrastructure in terms of a tourist destination;
  • Some of the workings of the resort industry. 

 Hawaii Field School Group

Application Procedure

Deadline to Apply: Friday, November 5

Interested students will submit applications to Notification of admission will be approximately one week after the application deadline.

Apply now! Hospitality Management Field School Application

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Overall, selection to the field school team will be based on a combination of the following: Grade Point Average (GPA); 2.33 or better is preferred with GPAs of less than 2.33 considered based on exceptional references; Two (2) faculty references (supply faculty’s name and email); Completion of application, including a statement of interest. Students in years 4, 3, 2 will be given priority in a descending order. In the event that there are more qualified students than spaces available, preference will be given to those who have completed and submitted their application on a first-come, first-served basis.

Field School Fees and Costs: $2,695 (subject to change)

Field school fees include:

  • Shared hostel accommodation
  • Some activities

Expenses not included in field school fees:

  • Tuition
  • Personal expenses
  • Passport and visa costs
  • Vaccinations if required
  • Airfare
  • Meals
  • Some activities


Total cost per participant




Non-refundable deposit


November 6, 2019

Payment 1


December 4, 2019

Payment 2/Final Payment


February 5, 2020

Estimated amount: 
Subject to change


All payments must be made via the student record. Credit cards are not accepted.


All participants must have a valid passport good for six months after your return. Applications for Canadian passports are available at Canada Post offices. Students must be able to legally travel outside of Canada and to the USA.


Canadian passport holders do not require a visa for short-term travel to the USA. Visas may be required for international students.

International students going abroad must make sure their TRV and Study Permits are up-to-date and won't expire while they are abroad.

Students will be responsible for applying for and securing their own visas (where appropriate).

Jonelle Knowles

Instructor, Hospitality Management
Phone: 250.740.6158 Ext. 6158

Education Abroad

Building 255, 2nd Floor
Phone: 250.753.3245 Ext. 2494
Web: VIU Education Abroad