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Introduction to Hospitality

​Project summary:

  • This virtual exchange project, focused on the global hospitality and tourism industry, connected Hospitality students from DePaul University and the Shandong College of Tourism and Hospitality in Jinan, China. The GLE included synchronous and asynchronous faculty lectures about cultural differences and industry trends, as well as a collaborative team assignment that resulted in the creation of student VoiceThread presentations. During the GLE, students were encouraged to communicate through DePaul’s learning management system (D2L) and WeChat messaging platform. At the conclusion of the collaborative online learning experience, students were required to compose an individual reflection.

Project length:

  • 4 weeks

Technology tools used:

  • D2L, VoiceThread, WeChat, PowerPoint

Interaction Mode:

  • Synchronous
  • Asynchronous

Learning outcomes:

  • Students examined and investigated culture and diversity as it pertains to the US and China with a focus on the hospitality and tourism industry. 
  • Students explained the scope and complexity of the hospitality and tourism industry.
  • Students identified current hospitality and tourism trends and events.
  • Students discovered the various career opportunities and career paths in the hospitality and tourism industry.
  • Students enhanced skills working in culturally diverse teams to accomplish tasks.


SCTH students inside

SCTH students with GLE certificates.

SCTH students outside 

Nicholas Thomas

Nicholas Thomas

Institution: DePaul University
Discipline: Hospitality
Course name: Introduction to Hospitality.

Yuan 'Kate' Liu

Yuan 'Kate' Liu

Institution: Shandong College of Tourism & Hospitality
Discipline: Hospitality and Tourism
Course name: Introduction to Hospitality Information Technology.

Partner institutions:

DePaul University
Chicago, IL, United States


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