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 Study Abroad Opportunities Available to Hotel Students at University of Delaware and Leeds Metropolitan University


October 20, 2004 - Students from both sides of the Atlantic will benefit from a new partnership between the University of Delaware and Leeds Metropolitan University in the United Kingdom. Through the UD Study Abroad program, students from Leeds will be able to study at the Department of Hotel, Restaurant, and Institutional Management at the University of Delaware and UD students will be able to study events management at the UK Centre for Events Management at Leeds Metropolitan University. 

“It’s a wonderful opportunity for students at both institutions,” said Dr Fred DeMicco, Professor and ARAMARK Chair of UD’s Department of Hotel, Restaurant, and Institutional Management. “Our students will be able to study event management at one of the leading program in the world in this new and exciting discipline, and Leeds students can study hotel management at the new UD Marriott Center for Hospitality and Tourism.”

“In addition to its own Marriott hotel, the University of Delaware has particular expertise in hospitality information technology management,” said Rai Shacklock, Tourism, Hospitality and Events School at Leeds Metropolitan University. “It’s a splendid combination and I’m sure that our students will learn a great deal in their time here.”

“Events management has grown quickly into of the most popular segments of the hospitality field,” according to Dr. Pamela Cummings, associate professor of Hotel, Restaurant and Institutional Management. “The program at Leeds Metropolitan University is renowned for its excellence. We are excited to have this opportunity for our students.” 

In addition to the unique study opportunities and specialized course offerings for students from both universities, the new agreement also presents an opportunity for both groups of students to experience living in another country and culture. 

“In 1923 the University of Delaware was the first higher education institution in the United States to offer a study abroad program thanks to Mr. DuPont,” said DeMicco. “Today’s hospitality industry is a truly international one, and foreign study experiences like this one we’ve arranged with Leeds Metropolitan University are an important part of our students’ education.”

Dr. Fred J. DeMicco, ARAMARK Chair
Department of Hotel, Restaurant and Institutional Management
University of Delaware
Also See: The University of Delaware, Denver University, and UNLV Collaborate Sharing IT Courses via Distance Learning / May 2003
Master of Science Degree in Hospitality Information Management Now Offered at The University of Delaware / Aug 2001

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