Purdue Hospitality Management and Tourism students visit DIT

19th September 2011

Purdue University hospitality management and tourism students recently visited DIT as part of their Study Abroad trip to Ireland. Twenty students attended lectures at DIT over two weeks with their lecturers Dr. Howard Adler and Susan Gordon . The purpose of the Study Abroad Programme at Purdue is to give students an overview and background on the geography, culture and tourism industry of the country being visited. The group explored the principal geographic features, customs, traditions festivals and events of Ireland and how these relate to the hospitality and tourism industry. They had a number of guest lectures by industry analysts from Tourism Ireland, Failte Ireland and from senior industry executives. They also had a number of site visits including to Clontarf Castle hotel and Dublin’s Convention Centre. In addition they visited Dublin’s principal visitor attractions including Trinity College, The Guinness Storehouse and Kilmainham Jail. While at DIT the students also completed a module in HR management for the hospitality industry.


Purdue Hospitality Management and Tourism Study Abroad students visiting Dublin’s Convention Centre with lecturers Dr. Howard Adler and Susan Gordon with Dr. Dominic Dillane Head of School of Hospitality Management and Tourism at DIT and Mr. Ralf Burbach Head of Department of Hospitality Management at DIT.


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