Civilizations

It is important for tourism service providers to be familiar with various cultures and the main differences between them. This course focuses on the different cultures and target groups that visit Iceland. Students will gain an understanding of how to best meet the various requirements of different cultures along with the main issues of cultural differences.

Structure

The course is based in flipped learning. At the beginning of the course, students receive lectures and reading material that they read before attending workshops.

Who is this course for?

The course is designed for both current and future employees in tourism to increase their skills and knowledge about the field. They are aimed at those who want to be better equipped to take on tourism projects once the industry gets going again. 

Benefit

At the end of the course, students will understand the main aspects of cultural differences and how best to meet the requirements of different cultures.

Course Length

The program is structured in accordance with the National Curriculum Guide for Upper Secondary Schools, where one upper secondary school unit corresponds to 18 to 24 hours of average student work, i.e. three days of student work if an average of six to eight hours of work per day is assumed, depending on the nature of the subjects. This course is equivalent to 5 upper secondary school credits.

Prices, further information and registration

The course costs 35,000 ISK. All study materials, access to teaching systems and lectures, as well as work in workshops is included.

Further information is provided by Þórir Erlingsson, Project Manager of the Innovation Academy. Before the course begins, participants will have access to online teaching systems and lectures, and participants are expected to familiarize themselves with the material before attending the workshop.

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