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Bachelor

Tourism and Leisure Management

Tourism and Leisure Management for exchange students

The professional bachelor’s programme in Tourism and Leisure Management at EhB is challenging and future-oriented. Our campus is located in the tourist and trendy part of Brussels. This cosmopolitan and very diverse city is our daily source of inspiration.

Our focus is on sustainability, metropolitanism, and world citizenship. We support and inspire creativity, openness towards different cultures, and a critical attitude. Discover the world in Brussels. We create your journey.

Erasmus + exchange in Tourism and Leisure Management 

We are happy to invite students from partner universities to do an Erasmus + exchange programme in Tourism and Leisure Management during the fall semester or full academic year!

For more information on the specific courses offered for this exchange programme, please consult the courses and credits below.

Programme timing 

Fall semester: September 18, 2023 – February 2, 2024 

  • Survival Dutch(*): September 4 - September 14, 2023
  • EhB Welcome Days: September 14 and 15, 2023 
  • Fall holidays: October 30 – November 5, 2023 
  • Winter holidays: December 25, 2023 - January 7, 2024
  • Exam period: January 8 - February 2, 2024

(*) We strongly recommend students coming in the fall semester to participate in the Survival Dutch course.

Spring semester: February 12 – June 28, 2024

  • Welcome Day: February 9, 2024
  • Course period: February 12 - May 31, 2024
  • Spring holidays: April 1 – April 14, 2024 
  • Exam period: June 03 - June 28, 2024

Previous Assignments

Get a glimpse of some of the assignments made by former Erasmus students

Courses and credits

Field
Credits
MANDATORY SUBJECTS FALL SEMESTER
Meetings Industry

Gatherings have been a part of people’s lives since the earliest recorded history. Nowadays, the MICE market / business events market - or the ‘meetings industry’ as it is generally called - represents a significant proportion of domestic and international tourism in many destinations. The meetings industry is one of the main pillars of tourism, both economically (added value through continuous employment and seasonal independence), as social (input sector for many small and medium-sized tourist enterprises – PCOs, DMCs, ...).
This course is an introduction to the sector and its stakeholders.
The focus is both national (with particular attention to Brussels/Belgium), as international.

This is a mandatory subject. 

Evaluation: 100% written exam

Extra costs: excursion(s) in Belgium

Language of instruction: English

Semester
Fall
4
Cultural Encounters

In this course students discover, reflect and increase their intercultural competences. Through exercises, discussions, visits and above all, intercultural encounters with the super-diverse population in different Brussels’ neighborhoods, students raise their cultural sensitivity and awareness. Language skills and an intercultural mindset are therefore indispensable. Students realize and value the importance of good intercultural skills in the tourism sector.  Through one or more self-chosen activity(ies), students demonstrate how they have further developed their intercultural attitude, skills and knowledge.

This is a mandatory subject. 

Evaluation: permanent evaluation

Extra costs: € 60

Language of instruction: English
 

Semester
Fall
4
Research and Development Project

Create with your team of approximately 3 students a sustainable and future-oriented touristic and/or recreational product design that fits in with a given theme. Research, analysis, innovation, product development and project management are needed.

Your team works independently, with support of digital guidelines, a coach and can consult various helpdesks along the way.

The course consists of 3 iterative phases: a research phase, a development phase and an elaboration phase.

This is a mandatory subject. 

Evaluation: 100% workpiece

Extra costs: syllabus & € 21 for extra muros

Language of instruction: English

Semester
Fall
12
ELECTIVE SUBJECTS FALL SEMESTER
English II

In this (upper) intermediate level English-language course we explore a variety of topics related to the professional sector of tourism and leisure. We dive into English business and tourism vocabulary, figure out how to promote yourself when applying for a job and discover tourism and cultures in the USA. In this context we sharpen your language skills by consolidating your fundamental English grammar and refining your language use.

Evaluation: various evaluation forms

Extra costs: syllabus & 2€

Language of instruction: English

Semester
Fall
4
Survival Dutch

The aim of the "Survival Dutch" course is to master the basics of the Dutch language, both written and spoken. Starting from everyday situations, you will learn the necessary grammar and vocabulary in order to function in a Dutch speaking environment.

We strongly recommend incoming students to participate in the Survival Dutch course, organized prior to the start of the semester: from September 4th - 14th.

Languages of instruction: English and Dutch

Semester
Summer/Fall
3
Human Resources Management

The course ‘Human Resources Management in the Hospitality Industry’ aims at introducing the students to the HR function in a hotel. Moreover this last year’s Bachelor course focusses on taking up leadership and supervision in their future managerial jobs.

Apart from the administrative aspects of the HRM cycle (selecting, recruiting, training, rewarding and promoting staff until the exit management), the attention goes to the soft skills students should develop in order to manage their own career as well as the career of colleagues. Practical examples and testimonies from professionals are shared and exercises for the students are woven all through the course.

The HRM course teaches how to motivate a multicultural workforce in a fascinating business with all nowadays challenges linked to it.

Evaluation: 100% written evaluation

Language of instruction: English

Semester
Fall
3
Presentation Skills

This course is taught by a former journalist/TV-presenter and partly takes place in an audiovisual studio. The book ‘Presentation Techniques’ by Van der Laan provides a theoretical basis. As a group; we visit Belgian television and several tv-productions.

Language of instruction: English

Semester
Fall
3
Digital Tools

In this course unit, students learn to use digital tools in concrete professional contexts through six different group assignments.  

The following topics are covered:

  • Presentations
  • Surveying
  • Video editing
  • Route planning
  • Webinars
  • Graphic design 

Evaluation: permanent evaluation 

Language of instruction: English 

Semester
Fall
4
Personal International Project

Through the course of 'Personal International Project' you expand your international network and focus on developing your intercultural competences. In consultation with your lecturer, you design your own project and determine the learning methods and content to strengthen your intercultural and international competences. Some examples from the past:

  • participation in a COIL project on culture and local traditions with our partner school in Barcelona 
  • a joint cooperation project with students from Tanzania
  • voluntary work abroad
  • research into and benchmarking of international business organisations and cultures
Semester
Fall
4
Futures Studies

How does one orient itself towards the future -or should we say futures-, in an ever-changing world? Through participation in a hands-on futures research project related to your area of expertise, you will gain a better understanding on how to navigate future worlds.  Together we will learn how to give meaning to the many changes unfolding around us and empower you to actively co-create more sustainable futures for all.
At the end of the course you will understand the relevance of futures research for your specific work context and have gained a ‘futures literacy’ skillset which allows you to think about the future in a more rich, resilient, systemic and creative way.

Evaluation: Portfolio

Language of instruction: English 

Semester
Fall
4
Navigating the world of AI

Artificial Intelligence or AI is a buzzword today and remains a concept poorly understood, vague, and often approached with fear of the unknown or with false hopes about what can be achieved. The course "Navigating the world of Artificial Intelligence" aims to introduce non-IT students to some of the basic concepts, principles, and techniques that fall under the umbrella term AI and offers a more nuanced understanding on the topic. This course is specifically designed for students with no technical background. This is not a coding course! Instead this is an introductory course that enables students to think critically, creatively and ethically about the implementation of AI technology.

Through exercises, you will be encouraged to investigate the general impact of AI in your own field to then further conceptualize what that could mean for a specific organization within your field. The students are guided through these exercises via online course material and regular discussions with peers.

Semester
Fall
4
MANDATORY SUBJECTS SPRING SEMESTER
Tourism and Leisure Futures

This course builds on a pool of tools, techniques and methodological frameworks from the fields of design, innovation and futures studies to question and challenge our habitual thinking patterns. We depart from the uncertainty and multiplicity of the future to trigger our creativity and imagination. In this course, you will learn the difference between trends, driving forces, emerging issues and wicked problems in relation to long-term perspectives on tourism and leisure. We consider chaos, uncertainty and friction as essential starting points to open our minds and become aware of our proper ideas. 

This is a mandatory subject. 

Evaluation: Portfolio

Extra costs: /

Language of instruction: English

Semester
Spring
4

Campus Bloemenhof & Kanal

Campus Bloemenhof

Campus Bloemenhof

Courses for this programme can be held at both the Bloemenhof campus and the Kanal campus.

The campus is located in the city centre of Brussels. It is on the charming Bloemenhofplein, near the Dansaert district. The square looks particularly picturesque and dates back to the Middle Ages (Zespenningenstraat used to be one of the city gates where tolls were collected).

The biggest asset of this campus: the large roof terrace where you can have lunch and enjoy the beautiful view. It is rightly the showpiece of this campus. The city centre with its shops, restaurants and historic buildings is within walking distance.

Address
Zespenningenstraat 70
1000 Brussels

Find the Campus on Google Maps.

Campus Kanal

Campus Kanal

Courses for this programme can be held at both the Bloemenhof campus and the Kanal campus.

Campus Kanal is centrally located and easily accessible by bus, train, metro and bicycle. Located near the canal and in the Dansaert district, this campus is part of one of the hippest neighbourhoods in Brussels. On this new campus, we are committed to working closely with the neighbourhood, both in terms of lunch spots for students and activities with the surrounding schools. 

Campus Kanal is an environment where learning can take place in a variety of locations, at a variety of times and in a variety of forms. In the building you will find modular classrooms, practical classrooms (e.g. a hair and beauty salon), an outdoor classroom and learning spaces where students and teachers can plan (in)formal learning moments.

Address
Slotstraat 28
1000 Brussel

Find the Campus on Google Maps.

Study costs

Study costs are covered by the Erasmus+ Study agreement.
Additional costs are limited and are clearly mentioned on the course descriptions.

How to apply

1. Preliminary steps at your home institution

  • Your home institution needs to have an inter-institutional agreement with Erasmus Brussels University of Applied Sciences and Arts. Check if this is the case by consulting with your home insititution or directly on the Mobility Online platform.
  • Follow the application process at your home institution in order to be nominated as a participant of the Erasmus+ program.
  • A B2 CEFR reference level in English is required. Check with your home institution and verify that you have reached this level.

2. Registering with EhB  

3. Completing the Learning Agreement Before in Mobility Online

  • Contact the Academic Erasmus coordinator of this course (contact details are on the bottom of this page) to define your academic exchange programme.
  • Write the details down in the Learning Agreement Before (in Mobility Online). Upload your Learning Agreement Before at least 1 month before the start of your exchange. 

Contact

Address
Erasmushogeschool Brussel
Campus Bloemenhof
Zespenningenstraat 70, 1000 Brussels
Campus Kanal
Slotstraat 28, 1000 Brussel
 

Contact for Erasmus students
Erasmus Coordinator Tourism and Leisure Management: zara.van.damme@ehb.be
International Office: international.office@ehb.be
International Office - Coordinator for incoming students: lisa.huylebroeck@ehb.be