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Scholarship Opportunity: Master of International Hospitality and Tourism Management, City University of Macau

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Macao S.A.R., China
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Graduate Level Scholarships Opportunity - City University of Macau
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In line with the UNWTO Knowledge Network Talent Development Platform to support young talents in the tourism sector through internships, knowledge transfer and research, and TedQual´s objectives to increase student’s mobility worldwide, the Knowledge Network issued in June a call for applications for graduate level scholarships sponsored by the City University of Macau.

Scholarship Description

The City University of Macau offered full tuition scholarships for its Master of International Hospitality and Tourism Management, a TedQual certified programme. Scholarships were available for candidates from African countries who hold an accredited bachelor degree. The scholarships were offered exclusively for institutions part of the UNWTO Affiliate Member, Knowledge Network institution or TedQual certified programme.

Scholarship Recipients

Three outstanding tourism students from African UNWTO Affiliate Members and Knowledge Network Institutions were awarded full-tuition scholarships. At the welcome lunch,Vice Rector, Prof. Aliana Leong,  advised the new students to “learn how to learn” and to use Macau to broaden both their horizons and their minds. She also encouraged the students to learn from both the industry and the classroom in order to create a solid foundation for their future careers.

Kessy Chirwa-Simwaka, from Zambia, was one of the lucky students who received a full-tuition scholarship. Her experience at City University of Macau so far has been one of  experiential learning and inspiration for the future:

“Being a UNWTO Knowledge Network Talent Development Platform scholarship recipient is a reminder that hard work and focus can lead to achieving goals through life changing opportunities. This is an opportunity to follow a profession I am passionate about to levels I have never imagined. Through the interactions and professional knowledge transfer at City University of Macau, I am inspired to reach the heights that my professors have reached and beyond, with the aim of one day filling the gap in my country: Zambia.  I gaining the tools to become a university professor in the future and contribute to the tourism and hospitality sector. My exposure to the diverse culture and thriving tourism sector of Macau is an example of what others can implement elsewhere successfully through the correct understanding and appreciation of tourism.”

Kessy Chirwa-Simwaka
 

UNWTO Knowledge Network Scholarship Recipients at the City University of Macau

 

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Please visit the City University of Macau website at: http://www.cityu.edu.mo/index.php/en/academic-research/faculty-of-intern...

Please direct any questions about the scholarships or interships promoted through the Knowledge Network Talent Development Platform to innova@unwto.org. 

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Call for Application - International Internship at Monitoring Centre for UNWTO Sustainable Tourism Observatories (MCSTO)

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Call for Application - International Internship at MCSTO, China
2 May 2014 - 15 May 2014
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International Internship for Monitoring Centre for UNWTO Sustainable Tourism Observatories, China (MCSTO)

The UNWTO Knowledge Network is pleased to inform that the Monitoring Centre for UNWTO Sustainable Tourism Observatories (MCSTO) is currently providing two international intern positions to join their summer monitoring field work from 30 June 2014 for 5-week and 10-week duration.

The internships are open to students from the UNWTO Knowledge Network institutions, who have specialized in a field related to the work of UNWTO Sustainable Tourism Observatories. Students from an institution holding UNWTO.TedQual Certificate are also welcome to apply. This Internships are offered with financial remuneration for supplementing living expenses during their stay in China.

About MCSTO

Currently based in Sun Yat-Sen University in Guangzhou, China, MCSTO is in charge of managing the 6 UNWTO Global Observatory of Sustainable Tourism in China, providing policy makers and tourism managers with a framework for regular gathering, analysis and communication of information related to tourism’s impacts on environmental, social and economic aspects in destinations.

Internship Responsabilities and Benefits

  • Participate in monitoring field work along with other students and experts selected by MCSTO
  • Participate in monitoring field work along with other students and experts selected by MCSTO
  • Complete field work according to MCSTO’s requirements (e.g. interviews, questionnaires, etc.)
  • All transportation, accommodation and board during the monitoring field work will be covered by MCSTO, while the transportation, accommodation and board in Guangzhou will be covered by the intern
  • 3,000 RMB as living expenses will be paid to the intern additionally by MCSTO to 5-week intern and 6,000 RMB will be paid to 10-week intern.

How to apply

Applicants should have a high level of english and chinese with analytical thinking; team working; good writing skills.

Please refer to the attached terms of reference for more details and send the requiered documentation to mcsto1@mcsto.org

The deadline for applying is 15 May 2014

 

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