The Department of Hospitality and Tourism Management (HTM) at The University of Massachusetts-Amherst (UMass) offers a summer international hospitality academy that is designed to help participants learn and immerse into the American hospitality culture in New England. This 3-week experiential learning program provides students with unique opportunities to not only study special hospitality topics such as wine/beverage management, strategic lodging operations, leadership, service etiquette and manner, legal cases, festival/event management, and/or business communication but also tour the vibrant hospitality and tourism industry thriving in a center stage of the world.
All learning activities are conducted in English by faculty members of Isenberg School of Management and HTM's Marriott Center for Hospitality Management serves as the hub of most learning activities. UMass Housing Department accommodates participants in a student dormitory and the famous UMass Dining Services caters quality meals daily. Both formal course arrangements and extra-curricular activities are to provide participants with ample opportunities to practice and enhance their command of English. Participants may also choose to enjoy the ready-access tourist attractions abound in neighboring popular destinations like Boston, New York, Tanglewood, and other adjacent cities.