Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject is a 15 point credit international study tour to Vietnam enabling you to engage with tourism and hospitality management related enterprises. You will critically evaluate tourism, hospitality and event businesses located in Vietnam and reflect on best business practices in a global environment. The subject has the flexibility to be adapted to include contemporary issues in any tourism, hospitality and the events environment. A strong emphasis will be on the cultural, social and environment aspects as a tourist, the impacts of government policy and the legacy of war.

SchoolLa Trobe Business School

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorPaul Strickland

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must be enrolled in Bachelor of Business (Tourism and Hospitality Management; LBBTH), Bachelor of Business (Event Management, LBBEM) or Bachelor of Business (Event Management/Marketing, LBBEMM). Must accumulate 120 credit points prior to departure. Must be approved by Subject Coordinator.


Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Compare and contrast contemporary tourism, hospitality and event management issues in an international environment

Report based on industry engagement through managers/teachers and site visits.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)

02. Examine international service standards in a variety of areas (i.e. hotels, visitor attractions, air travel, restaurants)

Reflective journal from site visits in industry bases facilities. This also involves communication in English and/or a foreign language.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)

03. Scrutinize travel offerings, processes and logistics in an international setting based on government policy

Case study examining cultural differences from a tourist perspective in the tourism, hospitality and event sectors.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)

04. Analyse the tourists perspective regarding the products and services available in an international environment

Students will be required to document their experience through a journal and photographic imagery.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2020, Week 24-35, Off Campus


Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment size30

Enrolment information Overseas field trip. Merit based quota. Available only to students enrolled in Bachelor of Business (Tourism and Hospitality) or Bachelor of Business (Event Management) or (Event Management/Marketing)

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorPaul Strickland

Class requirements

Field Trip Week: 24 - 28
Six 2.0 hours field trip per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 24 to week 28 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Two classes will be conducted before and after the trip in Melbourne. Two lectures will be in Vietnam."


Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One 1,000-word reflective journalStudents must a complete a daily journal whilst on the study program.20 02, 04
One 1,500-word case studyStudents must complete the case study prior to departure based on Vietnam.30 03
One 1,500-word individual reportStudents must reflect on the tourism, hospitality and event industry of Vietnam based on personal observations. Include 5 images and at least four references.30 01, 02, 03, 04
One 10-minute group presentationStudent are to use images from a topic that will be given in Vietnam. Based on images taken on study tour (500 words equivalency).20 02, 04