The program’s primary theme is tourism development in its various forms heritage, nature, cultural, beach, “dark”, ecotourism) and the impacts on, and its interrelationship with the physical, cultural, economic, historic and political geographies of six Central European countries: Poland, Czechia, Austria, Slovenia, Croatia, and Italy.
You’ll not only observe landscape expressions of tourism (attractions, infrastructure, impacts), but you’ll be guided to analyze conditions, processes, and outcomes of development. You’ll enhance your capacity to guide intelligently similar endeavors in your future careers.
Each student serves as the program’s director assistant for two days, developing your tour management skills.
This program is a natural enhancement for geography/travel and tourism majors and minors, but also to any Ball State student interested in history, ethnicity, war and peace issues, religious studies, comparative politics, hospitality, natural resources, economics, or Europe in general.
For more information, contact Jerzy Jemiolo.