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  • Locations: Bali, Indonesia; Bandung, Indonesia
  • Program Terms: Fall, Summer
  • Cost Estimate: Summer
Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Fact Sheet:
Program Description:

Indonesia - Global Business Project:

Celebrating Cultural Heritage and

Promoting Community-based Tourism in

Bali and Bandung

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This course provides graduate students an opportunity to gain hands-on experience by working with a tourism client on an actual consulting project. Student teams conduct thorough background research (3-4 weeks in advance of the field experience), prepare a preliminary report, conduct fieldwork (2 weeks on-site) and prepare a set of strategic recommendations for the client. 

In the weeks preceding the fieldwork, George Washington University students will collaborate with the students from a local university on the preliminary report, which includes their research findings, advance hypotheses and fieldwork methodology plans around data collection and reporting. Based on the scope of the particular assignment, during the two-week fieldwork period the teams conduct stakeholder interviews, site visits, assessments of existing and potential tourist attractions and tourist facilities. At the end of the fieldwork period, the teams present their recommendations to the client and upon returning from the destination, produce a detailed report, which they send to the client for wider distribution.

Students will be registered in both TSTD 6214 "Consulting Processes" and TSTD 6282 "International Experiences" for this study away course. The descriptions for each of these courses are outlined below:

TSTD 6282 "International Experiences"
This course involves travel to a foreign country to conduct an actual consulting project. It involves both directed research and consulting activities. The course is based on a group experiential learning approach, which trains students to mobilize and apply consulting and fieldwork skills and knowledge. GW students will work in cooperation with faculty and students from the Tourism Institute of Bali and Tourism Institute of Bandung.

TSTD 6214 "Consulting Processes"
This course involves an examination of the consultant-client relationship as well as introduction to the wide array of approaches and tools available for application in different consulting scenarios.

While being exposed to key theories and best practices from the consulting world, students will begin preparation for an actual consulting assignment. They will work in teams to define the scope of their consulting task, conduct an in-depth analysis of the strategic problem at hand, identify preliminary opportunities for actionable resolutions and prepare an effective plan for the two-week consulting fieldwork.

Course Objectives

This course aims to:
  • Provide theoretical and practical frameworks for issue identification, practice in prioritizing issues and problems/opportunities to be tackled in a consulting assignment.
  • Experience the application of the management consulting process to the project undertaken for the client organizations.
  • Build skills in using primary and secondary sources of information, accessing industry data and using specialized sources of information, conducting strategic analysis and designating key tasks as part of the preparation for a fieldwork assignment.
  • Develop professional skills in organizing and conducting field work on a wide range of tourism topics such as planning, management, product development, and marketing.


This program is only open to graduate students.

Academic Credit

6 credits are awarded for successful completion of TSTD 6282/TSTD 6214.*
*Students will be registered by the G&EE office in both TSTD 6214 and TSTD 6282.
This program fulfills general elective credit for Master's and MBA programs. Students may petition to have study away courses count towards Graduate School of Business Certificates or other Master's degree requirements by speaking with their academic advisor. 
Undergraduate applicants should consult with their advisors to see if this course will fulfill degree requirements; otherwise this course may serve as an unrestricted elective.

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Application Deadline:
February 4, 2018

Application Guidelines:
  • Students must arrange for a short personal interview with the faculty director.
  • Ideally, student should have general knowledge of the travel and tourism industry.

On campus Dates:
Mondays and Wednesdays
Time: 6:10-8:40pm
Dates: 5/21 - 6/13 and 7/9 - 7/11, 2018

Overseas Dates:
June 17 – June 30, 2018

GW Professor

Seleni Matus ( - Executive Director, International Institute of Tourism Studies.
Co-teaching the TSTD 6282 "International Experience" course in Indonesia is Dr. Hannah Messerli, Dwight D. Eisenhower Professor of Tourism Policy.

Cost Estimate

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Scholarships are available to GW School of Business graduate students. For more details, click HERE.

Information Session

View a live recording of the information session HERE.

Additional Information

Itinerary: STAP Indonesia_Matus_Sum 2018_Itinerary.pdf

Syllabus: STAP Indonesia_Matus_Sum 2018_Syllabus TSTD 6214.pdf
                STAP Indonesia_Matus_Sum 2018_Syllabus TSTD 6282.pdf


This program is administered by Global & Experiential Education in The George Washington University School of Business.

Feel free to contact us at 202.994.0767 or with questions.

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