Ohio University

US: Las Vegas Hospitality and Tourism Educational Excursion

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Program Term

Spring Break

Program Type

OHIO Credit

Academic Focus

Hospitality, Tourism, and Recreation


Las Vegas Skyline


In order to provide students with an opportunity to make connections between their classroom experiences and the reality of the hospitality industry, students will have a hospitality and tourism educational excursion to Las Vegas. Las Vegas is known as "The Hospitality Capital of the World." The purpose of the excursion is to explore different aspects of the hospitality and tourism industry through interactions with employees, managers, and customers along with on-site visitations to hotels and casinos in Las Vegas.  

Good to know

  • Participants must be 18 years of age or older, due to age restrictions of some sites in Las Vegas.
  • On-site transportation is provided during the program. Students will be responsible for getting to Las Vegas. 

Program Dates 

Spring Break 2019: March 11-15, 2019 .


Students will take RHT 3400 - Hospitality Study Tour for 3 credit hours.


The program fee for this program includes: Accommodations, guided tours, local transportation, and some group meals. 

In addition to the program fee, students should plan for 3 credit hours of tuition*, administrative fee, and out-of-pocket costs. Below is the student budget worksheet for this program, which outlines these costs.  

Items that are not related to the program (ie. additional entertainment, souvenirs, extra travel, contingency funds) are not included in the cost estimates provided and should be budgeted for separately.  


  • Non-resident surcharge waived for the credit hours associated with this program. 
  • If you are nominated to this program, you will be required to pay a deposit to confirm your participation. The deposit is a down payment on the total costs to be billed by OHIO and is determined by the total cost of the program. 
  • For programs completed over winter-break and spring break, the credit-hours associated with the program are part of the spring semester. Students taking between 12 to 20 Athens campus hours, including those associated with the program, will not incur additional tuition costs for the spring semester. Students taking less than 12 or more than 20 Athens campus credits for the spring term will see their tuition charge adjusted accordingly.  

Funding Opportunities

More information on financial aid and scholarships can be found on our funding pages.

Eligibility and Requirements 

This program is open to undergraduate and graduate students.

Students who will be on probation at any point during the program for a conduct offense that took place less than a calendar year from the program start date may not study abroad.  Click here to read the entire conduct policy 

Participants must have a at least a high school diploma or the equivalent (e.g. GED) by the start date of the program to be considered for eligibility.  Students enrolled in College Credit Plus (CC+) are not eligible for study away programs.