International Tourism and Sustainable Development

International Tourism and Sustainable Development

Tourism is one of the biggest, fastest growing and influential industries in the world providing a wide range of jobs and exciting development opportunities. It is an international knowledge industry, interdisciplinary in nature and calls for a wide range of knowledge, skills and competencies locally and globally.

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Exchange Programmes
Closing dates
Autumn: April 15
Spring: October 15
30 or 60 ECTS BACHELOR level
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Spring 2020

Why study International Tourism and Sustainable Development? 

Tourism changes fast, so sustainable tourism management must be entrepreneurial, innovative and responsible to benefit economic, environmental, cultural and social development of destinations.

What you will learn

You will learn how tourism destinations, businesses and products can be planned, developed and managed in an innovative and sustainable manner. The program combines perspectives from the field of international tourism studies, entrepreneurship and sustainable planning and management. It will also introduce you to the culture and nature of Norway.

Why study at USN? 

USN is one of Norway’s biggest Higher Education Institutions, yet you will not be lost in the crowd on any of our eight campuses. International tourism and sustainable development is offered at Campus Bø, in historic and beautiful Telemark, a tourism magnet affectionately named Norway in a nutshell. In Bø you are always close to nature, but also in a town characterized by and proud of its student culture. 

Admission requirements

The programme is open to international exchange students studying at one of USN's bilateral partner institutions. Exchange students must have completed at least 60 ECTS or equivalent within the relevant study field, and be officially nominated by their home university, to enrol.

Admission to the programme requires a good command of the English language, both spoken and written. An English proficiency equivalent to B2 (Cambridge) level is recommended.

Target groups are Bachelor students in business, tourism, sociology, political science. Ecology or environmental management background is beneficial, but not mandatory.

More information about nomination and application procedures can be found here.

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Full time – Bø


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