Master of Science (MS)
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Second Advisor's Committee Title
Third Advisor's Name
Mary L. Tanke
Third Advisor's Committee Title
learning experience, Chinese students, American students, hospitality industry
Date of Defense
The purpose of this study was to investigate the learning experience of Chinese hospitality students in a 4-year program at a U.S. institution in order to bridge the gap between Chinese and American education. This study could challenge traditional education and produce more culturally savvy and diverse graduates, in a field as personal and interactive as Hospitality Management, it could also help American students who want to study, work or teach in China, as they would be knowledgeable of the cultural and educational differences. This study used a qualitative approach. The researcher conducted in-depth, semi-structured interviews with Chinese hospitality students in a 4-year program at a U.S. institution based on the research questions presented regarding the perceived differences in learning experiences of Chinese Hospitality students. Findings of this study could have implications for the hospitality industry and more importantly the way hospitality education is being taught in a 4-year program at a U.S. institution.
Ambe-Cohen, Rossy, "Hospitality Education Assessment: A Case Study on the Learning Experience of Chinese Students in a 4-year Program at a U.S. Institution" (2015). FIU Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 2296.
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