A tourism immersion internship: student expectations, experiences and satisfaction

Ruhanen, Lisa, Robinson, Richard and Breakey, Noreen (2013) A tourism immersion internship: student expectations, experiences and satisfaction. Journal of Hospitality, Leisure, Sport and Tourism Education, 13 1: 60-69. doi:10.1016/j.jhlste.2013.02.001


Author Ruhanen, Lisa
Robinson, Richard
Breakey, Noreen
Title A tourism immersion internship: student expectations, experiences and satisfaction
Journal name Journal of Hospitality, Leisure, Sport and Tourism Education   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1473-8376
Publication date 2013-07-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/j.jhlste.2013.02.001
Volume 13
Issue 1
Start page 60
End page 69
Total pages 10
Place of publication Oxford, United Kingdom
Publisher Elsevier
Language eng
Formatted abstract
The number of internship models that can potentially be applied to a field of study such as tourism is as broad and diverse. Conceptually, this study draws attention to an ‘alternative’ less structured, multi-stakeholder, knowledge-exchange model, which augments traditional internship approaches. Further, few studies have investigated students' expectations, experiences and satisfaction with these alternative models. This paper reports on a qualitative study of undergraduate students who had participated in a unique tourism internship program focused around a destination immersion experience. The findings demonstrate opportunities to provide meaningful work integrated learning experiences that are different from more traditional internships.
Keyword Tourism
Internship
Education
Student experience
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collections: Official 2014 Collection
UQ Business School Publications
 
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Created: Thu, 14 Nov 2013, 03:00:24 EST by Dr Noreen Breakey on behalf of School of Tourism