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Meet Our Academic Teaching Staff

Our academic teaching staff members are innovative researchers and established industry professionals. Click here to meet all our teaching staff.

 

  • Dr Jeff Jarvis

    Dr Jeff Jarvis has extensive research and consultancy experience in tourism development, and has undertaken research projects in association with professional tourism organisations in Australia, Sweden, Vietnam, Cambodia, Fiji, Estonia, the United Kingdom, Kenya and Spain.

  • Dr Vicki Peel

    Dr Vicki Peel has significant research experience in association with industry partners such as Tourism Australia, Tourism Victoria, City of Melbourne, Tourism Mildura, Parks Victoria, Local Government bodies, including the Victorian Goldfields region, and the National Trust.

  • Joseph Cheer

    Joseph Cheer is currently Associate Director of the Australia & International Tourism Research Unit. Joseph has worked in the international development field in the South Pacific as part of a tourism industry capacity building and training project funded by AusAID.

Dr Jeff Jarvis

Dr Jeff Jarvis has extensive research and consultancy experience in tourism development, and has undertaken research projects in association with professional tourism organisations in Australia, Sweden, Vietnam, Cambodia Fiji, Estonia, the United Kingdom, Kenya and Spain. Read more…

 

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    Meet Our Academic Teaching Staff Our academic teaching staff members are innovative researchers and established…

  • Dr Vicki Peel

    Dr Vicki Peel has significant research experience in association with industry partners such as Tourism Australia, Tourism Victoria, City of Melbourne, Tourism Mildura, Parks Victoria, Local Government bodies, including the Victorian Goldfields region, and the National Trust.

  • Joseph Cheer

    Joseph Cheer is currently Associate Director of the Australia & International Tourism Research Unit. Joseph has worked in the international development field in the South Pacific as part of a tourism industry capacity building and training project funded by AusAID.

Dr Vicki Peel

Dr Vicki Peel has significant research experience in association with industry partners such as Tourism Australia, Tourism Victoria, City of Melbourne, Tourism Mildura, Parks Victoria, Local Government bodies, including the Victorian Goldfields region, and the National Trust. Read more…

 

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    Meet Our Academic Teaching Staff Our academic teaching staff members are innovative researchers and established…

  • Dr Jeff Jarvis

    Dr Jeff Jarvis has extensive research and consultancy experience in tourism development, and has undertaken research projects in association with professional tourism organisations in Australia, Sweden, Vietnam, Cambodia, Fiji, Estonia, the United Kingdom, Kenya and Spain.

  • Joseph Cheer

    Joseph Cheer is currently Associate Director of the Australia & International Tourism Research Unit. Joseph has worked in the international development field in the South Pacific as part of a tourism industry capacity building and training project funded by AusAID.

Joseph Cheer

Joseph Cheer is currently Associate Director of the Australia & International Tourism Research Unit and his current focus is on tourism and sustainable livelihoods in the South Pacific region. Prior to joining Monash, Joseph worked in the international development field in the South Pacific as part of a tourism industry capacity building and training project funded by AusAID. Read more…

 

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    Meet Our Academic Teaching Staff Our academic teaching staff members are innovative researchers and established…

  • Dr Jeff Jarvis

    Dr Jeff Jarvis has extensive research and consultancy experience in tourism development, and has undertaken research projects in association with professional tourism organisations in Australia, Sweden, Vietnam, Cambodia, Fiji, Estonia, the United Kingdom, Kenya and Spain.

  • Dr Vicki Peel

    Dr Vicki Peel has significant research experience in association with industry partners such as Tourism Australia, Tourism Victoria, City of Melbourne, Tourism Mildura, Parks Victoria, Local Government bodies, including the Victorian Goldfields region, and the National Trust.

Dr Agnieszka Sobocinska

Dr Agnieszka Sobocinska is Deputy Director of the National Centre for Australian Studies. Agnieszka is an historian with research specialisations in the cultural history of Australian-Asian relations, the history of travel and tourism, the cultural history of international affairs, and the history of foreign aid and development discourses. Read more…

 

  • Dr Jeff Jarvis

    Dr Jeff Jarvis has extensive research and consultancy experience in tourism development, and has undertaken research projects in association with professional tourism organisations in Australia, Sweden, Vietnam, Cambodia, Fiji, Estonia, the United Kingdom, Kenya and Spain.

  • Dr Vicki Peel

    Dr Vicki Peel has significant research experience in association with industry partners such as Tourism Australia, Tourism Victoria, City of Melbourne, Tourism Mildura, Parks Victoria, Local Government bodies, including the Victorian Goldfields region, and the National Trust.

  • Joseph Cheer

    Joseph Cheer is currently Associate Director of the Australia & International Tourism Research Unit. Joseph has worked in the international development field in the South Pacific as part of a tourism industry capacity building and training project funded by AusAID.

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Thank you for your interest in the Graduate Tourism Program!

Course Information

For all relevant information about Tourism study options, including pre-requisites and course structure, please see

•    The University Handbook – Master of Tourism
•    The University Handbook – International Sustainable Tourism Management
•    Download the Graduate Tourism Program brochure

 

Fees and Applications

 

For further information contact:

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Monash by the Numbers

We have built our reputation on career-focused degrees, the highest academic standards and research that makes a difference.

Top 1%

world university ranking

17:1

student-to-staff ratio

17,150

course completions in 2013

56:44

female-to-male student ratio

12,226

postgraduate enrolments in 2013

2759

students studied abroad in 2013

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Where Our Alumni Work

Our graduates have found employment in government and private sector tourism organisations or have become young entrepreneurs establishing their own firms both in Australia and internationally.

 

“The Graduate Tourism Program at Monash University was quite seriously the greatest career decision I could have ever made! At the completion of the course, I was able to secure full-time work with Tourism Victoria in their London Office.”
Breda Darmody

“The networking opportunities I gained through the tourism program helped me to secure my current position at the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) in Spain, where I am involved in a number of international projects relating to sustainability, corporate social responsibility and public private partnerships.”
Jo Devine

“I was fortunate enough to study in Estonia for one semester, where I researched the effect of international tourism on this emerging tourism destination. This valuable learning opportunity was a great finish to a truly unique postgraduate program.”
Andrew Meek

“Upon completion of the tourism course, I was able to gain an internship and then a full contract with the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) in the department of Press and Communications in Madrid, Spain.”
Sarah Leaman

“During my time as a student in the Graduate Tourism Program, I benefited from gaining a greater understanding of the structure and dynamism of the global tourism industry. Upon my return to China, I found a job quite easily as a marketing director for an inbound adventure tourism operator.”
Lu Na (China)

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Course Outline

The Graduate Tourism Program engages with industry at all levels, is based on innovative research into emerging tourism fields and is designed to prepare you for an international career in tourism management.


 

Two degree streams are available and both can be taken over 2 years, 18 months or 12 months depending on your previous qualifications (from 2015).

Note: Most bachelor’s degrees in Arts/Humanities or business will qualify students to undertake the 18-month (three semester) degree (from 2015).

Note: International students who complete the two-year degree option can qualify for a two year ‘Graduate work visa’ in Australia at the conclusion of their studies.


Master of Tourism degree
This is a broad-based, long-running, multidisciplinary course with strong international and industry links, specifically designed to equip students with the skills required to develop a career in the tourism (or an associated) industry. In the 21st  century, the ‘international tourism industry’ can more accurately be described as the global movement of people for a variety of motivations. As the industry continues to expand, the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) is forecasting that the growth rate for emerging economies will be double the rate of advanced economies to 2030. 
 
Master of International Sustainable Tourism Management degree.
This course draws on best practices within the broad realm of the tourism industry, policy governance and research, to develop a critical understanding of the relationships between tourism and sustainable development with a particular emphasis on emerging economies and the development of small and medium-sized enterprises within them. Students take similar core units to the Master of Tourism students, however it is compulsory that you complete a minimum of 12 points of electives from the fields of Sustainability or International Development.

 

Students in both degrees complete the following 4 core units. (Elective units vary for the Master of Tourism and the Master of International Sustainable Tourism Management)

  •     Tourism industry and marketing
  •     Sustainable tourism development and planning
  •     Cultural tourism and special events
  •     Applied industry research and practice
Click below to find out what units you will be studying

Master of Tourism

Master of International Sustainable Tourism Management

Fees, Scholarships and Entry Requirements

Domestic Students

Fees

Click here for an overview of current tuition fees applicable for the Master of Tourism and here for the Master of International Sustainable Tourism Management. Both these courses offer Full Fee paying positions and a limited number of Commonwealth Supported Places (CSP).

A Commonwealth Supported Place is where you and the Federal Government jointly cover the cost of your tertiary studies. You therefore pay a lower course fee called the student contribution amount (SCA). The number of units you study each semester and the unit discipline (eg, Arts) will determine your contribution amount. Learn more about Commonwealth Supported Places below:

Full-fee paying domestic students may also be eligible for FEE-HELP, an Australian government loan scheme that assists with up to 100% of your tuition fees. Download the Fee-Help Brochure to find out more.

Along with your tuition fee, a yearly Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF) is applicable which provides funding for student services and amenities of a non-academic nature. To calculate your fees, click here.

 

Scholarships, Study Grants and Aid

We are dedicated to helping you afford your studies at Monash University. We have a range of grants, scholarships, discount schemes and Australian government-supported loans to support your studies. All students can apply for funding to attend international field schools via Monash Abroad. Learn more about your funding opportunities by visiting the links below:

  • FEE-HELP and other Australian government-supported funding Learn more
  • Monash Scholarships Learn more

 

Entry Requirements

The Master of Tourism and the Master of International Sustainable Tourism Management offers both a March and July intake. You will need to hold a bachelor’s degree with a credit average or a graduate diploma with a credit average. Minimum entrance university requirements must be met to apply for admission to Monash University Australia.

Note: The Master of International Sustainable Tourism Management is normally completed in 2 years of full-time study. If you have relevant experience or a bachelor’s degree in the Social Sciences and Humanities, you may be able to gain credit that can reduce your course length to 12 or 18 months (full-time study). Learn more about applying for recognition of prior learning. If you are interested in applying for credit, please ensure you select this option in your course application.

International Students

Fees

Click here for an overview of current tuition fees applicable for the Master of Tourism and here for the Master of International Sustainable Tourism Management. Along with your tuition fee, a yearly Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF) is applicable which provides funding for student services and amenities of a non-academic nature. To calculate your fees, click here.

Students from emerging economies may be able to apply for fully funded scholarships from AusAID (including return airfares) under the Australia Awards Scheme. Please contact AusAID or the Australian Embassy in your own country for further information.

 

Scholarships, Study Grants and Aid

We are dedicated to helping you afford your studies at Monash University. We have a range of grants, scholarships, discount schemes and Australian government-supported funding to support your studies. All students can apply for funding to attend international field schools via Monash Abroad.

Limited Offer: In 2014, a small number of international student bursaries are available to eligible students to provide support for their second semester fees. The bursaries (valued at $4000 each) will be rolled out on a weekly basis to applicants with full offers for a postgraduate degree program in the Faculty of Arts. Students must have already received a full offer from Monash. They will then be contacted if eligible for the bursary, which must be accepted by the nominated deadline. If accepted, the $4000 will be removed from the first semester fees payable.

Learn more about your funding opportunities by visiting the links below:

International students undertaking the full two-year Master of International Sustainable Tourism Management program or the two-year Master of Tourism degree option, upon graduation are eligible for a two-year “Post-Study Work visa” in Australia.

Further information is available from the Australian Department of Immigration: http://www.immi.gov.au/Visas/Pages/485.aspx

 

Entry Requirements

The Master of Tourism and the Master of International Sustainable Tourism Management offers both a March and July intake. Students must hold a bachelor’s degree with a credit average, or qualifications or experience that the Faculty of Arts considers to be equivalent to or a satisfactory substitute for the above. English language requirements and minimum entrance requirements must be met for admission to Monash University Australia.

Note: The Master of International Sustainable Tourism Management is normally completed in 2 years of full-time study.  If you have relevant experience or a bachelor’s degree in the Social Sciences and Humanities, you may be able to gain credit that can reduce your course length to 12 or 18 months (full-time study). To be eligible for the ‘Post-Study Work visa,’ the full two years must be completed. Learn more about applying for recognition of prior learning. If you are interested in applying for credit, please ensure you select this option in your course application.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the English language requirements for entry to Monash?

Visit English language requirements for information on:

  • The University’s minimum English language entry requirements
  • English language proficiency tests – what is required and how to arrange testing
  • The Monash University English Language Centre as a pathway for students who need help to meet the minimum English language requirements

Can I study my degree in different ways?

We do offer some flexibility in the way we teach a range of our degree programs at Australian campuses.

 

Full-time and part-time study options

Domestic students can reduce the number of units they study each semester by choosing to enrol part-time.

If you choose to study part-time, be aware that:

  • Night classes may not be available for all units.
  • This option is not available to international students.

Online and off-campus learning is not available for the Graduate Tourism Program.

How do I become a Commonwealth supported (CSP) student?

We automatically assess all eligible full-fee paying students before semester one and two for this award. High-achieving students should ensure they apply before the advertised deadline for the relevant intake to be ranked for potential selection. Applications received after the deadline may be accepted, however will not be considered for a Commonwealth Supported place.

What is the definition of an international student?

We consider you an international student if you are not:

  • an Australian or New Zealand citizen, or
  • an Australian permanent resident.

Note: We consider Australian and New Zealand citizens and Australian permanent residents as domestic students.

Do I need industry experience to apply for the Master's course?

Our postgraduate courses are designed to meet the needs of students who have recently finished their degrees, individuals entering the industry for the first time or current industry professionals looking at furthering their career opportunities.

If you have extensive industry experience, please contact the program director to discuss alternative pathways that would best suit your needs.

 

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International Relevance and Practical Experience

 As a student in Monash’s Graduate Tourism program, you will have the opportunity to engage with the industry and participate in study tours and field schools both in Australia and overseas.

Research-led
TeachingBuddhists and Tourism in Luang Prabang Laos

As a postgraduate student in the tourism program, you will have the opportunity to be taught by academic staff members who are widely regarded as research pioneers in the field of high-yield, independent travel/backpacker travel and the associated impacts on urban tourism and the development of small and medium-sized enterprises.

Our teaching staff members, led by Dr Jeff Jarvis and Dr Vicki Peel, continue to undertake industry-funded research projects, both locally and internationally. This ensures that you will be exposed to the very latest developments in the field and be taught by academic staff at the forefront of their industry.

These active research links shape our curriculum and ensure its contemporary relevance to provide you with best employment and research opportunities.

Experiential Learning, International Field SchoolsStudents on Study Tour, Fiji

The program includes regular industry presentations from senior industry executives and site visits to destinations within Melbourne, regional Victoria and other Australian destinations, including Sydney.

In keeping with the course’s strong focus on emerging economies, you will also have the opportunity to attend an international field school in an emerging economy such as Fiji or Vietnam.

The elective unit Contemporary Tourism and Development in Emerging Economies  features, in association with London University’s School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), an industry-focused international field trip where you can gain a deeper understanding of the challenges facing the development of the industry, and how tourism can be harnessed to maximise the benefits for developing nations.

Students also have the opportunity to take an elective unit (Research Project: International Tourism Marketing) where they attend the world’s largest industry trade fair and symposium, ITB Berlin. 

 

International Industry Internship ProgramThe capital of Estonia – Tallinn

Our program has excellent international networks and partners and you may wish to participate in an international student exchange semester at one of our prestigious partner universities in Sweden, Estonia or Latvia.

High-achieving students will be invited to apply for an international internship program in Estonia via the Estonian Business School (EBS).

As part of your studies, you have the opportunity to acquire practical research consultancy experience within the European Union in association with the Estonian Tourist Board and the Estonian Ministry of Economic Affairs.

Visit our industry internship page to learn more about studying in Estonia.

All students can apply for funding to attend international field schools via Monash Abroad.

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Explore Our Campuses and the World’s Most Livable City

Australia is widely recognised internationally for its skill in the strategic management and marketing of the tourism industry and is therefore the logical location for your graduate studies. The majority of lectures are offered at the Caulfield Campus, which has a convenient direct train link to the centre of Melbourne. Click the pins to find out more about Monash and the city of Melbourne.

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Welcome to the Graduate Tourism Program

The Master of Tourism at Monash University, founded in 1989, is Australia’s leading, longest-running and most innovative industry-focused postgraduate tourism program. Designed to prepare you for an international career in tourism management, the Graduate Tourism Program will equip you with skills and expertise in domestic and international marketing, environmental studies, information technology, cultural heritage studies and development, special events, and planning.

Our program offers 2 degree options:

  • Master of International Sustainable Tourism Management
  • Master of Tourism

Download Our Course Brochure

Tourism Brochure

Graduate Tourism Program students participate in ITB Berlin and gain valuable industry experience

Students in the Master of Tourism and Master of International Sustainable Tourism Management programs recently spent a week in Berlin, Germany, as part of their ‘international industry engagement program”. Each student received a $500 travel grant from Monash Abroad to attend the symposium.

ITB Berlin entrance
ITB Berlin entrance

“Being around passionate knowledgeable people”

Monash students at the ITB UNWTO stand
Monash students at the ITB UNWTO stand

“My experience attending ITB Berlin was incredible. Being around such passionate, knowledgeable people gave me a more in-depth, expansive and realistic view of the global industry. I was able to interact with people I’d never have otherwise met and hopefully made connections that will set me on the path to my goals. It’s an experience not to be missed.”
Ms Peyton Hinson, Master of International Sustainable Tourism Management (MISTM) student from the USA.

“The opportunity to network with some of the world’s leading tourism entrepreneurs, leaders and policy makers including the United Nation’s World Tourism Organisation, was a career defining moment for me.”
– Mr Peter Clay, Master of Tourism Student, Australia

Students attended seminars on the latest trends and topics such as;

  • the continued growth of the industry (from 1 billion travellers in 2012 to 1.8 billion in 2030),
  • the major issues surrounding sustainable industry development,
  • the growth of corporate social responsibility within the sector and the latest strategies in social media marketing.

In addition students heard from industry experts in the fields of media management and destination marketing and were hosted by Tourism Australia at the Australia stand.

“A study tour with great learning and career opportunities”

“This study tour is a great opportunity for our students to hear about the latest trends in the industry as well as to gain an understanding of the global dimensions of the sector.
A key theme this year has been the role of tourism as a tool for development in emerging economies.
Students also have the opportunity to interact directly with their potential future employers”
– Program coordinator Dr Jeff Jarvis.

Ms Jo Devine, UNWTO
Ms Jo Devine, UNWTO

The group also had the opportunity to hear from Alumna, Ms Jo Devine from the United Nations on her work on the UNWTO Silk Road Tourism development strategy.

Prior to joining UNWTO, Jo worked in international destination marketing for Tourism Queensland – Australia, based in the UK. She also worked for local government in regional tourism development on the Great Ocean Road, Australia and spent time in Estonia conducting field research for the Estonian Tourism Board.

The opportunity to attend the world’s largest industry symposium and trade fair.

ITB Phillipines
An industry stand in the Asia Pacific hall of ITB
Berlin.

The Internationale Tourismus-Börse Berlin (ITB Berlin) is the world’s largest industry trade fair and symposium.

The trade fair was attended by over 110,000 industry delegates and 189 nations were represented.

From the ITB website:

“As the Leading Travel Industry Think Tank the convention addresses the most important issues in the global tourism industry and presents solutions and best practice examples for current and future challenges. Exclusive empirical studies, expert panelists and innovative concepts offered indispensable insights into the major trends of the global tourism industry.”

Find out more about the Graduate Tourism programs at Monash

The Master of Tourism at Monash University, founded in 1989, recognises that the current era of rapid global change is increasing demands for highly skilled managers in the international tourism industry and associated industries.

Find out more:

 

Master of International Sustainable Tourism Management

Opportunities for real-world learning with a Monash Master of International Sustainable Tourism Management

Monash University is now offering a Master of International Sustainable Tourism Management in 2014.

With opportunities for overseas and national industry experience, sign up now to engage in real-world learning in this leading program of study in a growth industry.

What is the Masters of International Sustainable Tourism Management program?

This Masters program at Monash is an international leader in the study of tourism management and is unique in its focus on tourism in the context of mobility and sustainability.

Offered as an interdisciplinary, coursework-based program taught by renowned academics in tourism management, students will develop their learning, knowledge and skill in a range of areas including sustainability, marketing, international development and research.

The Masters of International Sustainable Tourism Management also includes industry engagement to boost your practical tourism management experience with national and international experts.

The program offers opportunities for industry placement with travel to Estonia through an established internship program, and to other parts of the world to participate in field schools where you will act as a tourism development consultant. Recent field trips were conducted in Fiji and Vietnam.

Why should I enrol?

Tourism is a recognised growth area that offers a range of career possibilities.

Through real-world learning a Master of International Sustainable Tourism Management offers graduates a step up in pursuing a career in tourism.

Graduates from this Masters program have gone on to forge dynamic careers in the tourism industry, both here and abroad.

I’m interested. How do I learn more?

Domestic students from Arts and Business with an interest in international studies and development are encouraged to enrol in the Master of International Sustainable Tourism Management for first or second semester in 2014. This is a two-year course.

Contact Ann Maree Lester, annmaree.lester@monash.edu for more information on this Masters program or visit the Monash New Masters Programs in 2014 website for information on course content, eligibility and how to enrol.

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Graduate Coursework Studies

 

Monash Strategy an Election Priority for ATEC

ATEC_Election_Priorities_2013The Australian Tourism Export Council (ATEC) has nominated the proposed modifications to the current working holiday maker (WHM) visa as an election priority for the industry in 2013. 
 
The proposed changes that were informed by research on WHMs by Dr Jeff Jarvis and Dr Vicki Peel include; increasing the upper age limit of the visa to 35, permitting multiple visa applications and granting a second year extension for 88 days work in regional tourism and hospitality. ATEC believes that these modifications will boost the labour supply in regional Australia and assist in filling the estimated 35,800 job vacancies currently in the industry.
 
Dr Jarvis commenting on the proposed policy changes stated that ‘these WHMs will not only boost the competitive position of the tourism industry in regional Australia by providing flexible skilled labour where needed but also provide a significant economic boost to the regions that host them. The policy changes will also make it easier for WHMs to extend their visa into the second year and therefore permit them to spend more time and money travelling throughout Australia.”
 
 

 

Master of International Sustainable Tourism Management (MISTM) launched

In partnership with the highly regarded Master of Sustainability degree students now have the opportunity to focus their studies on issues surrounding international development and sustainability. 
 
This course addresses tourism’s potential to be compatible with the achievement of a range of objectives, including developing sustainable organisations, urban and rural development/regeneration, natural resource management and wildlife conservation, and diversifying benefits from international and domestic tourism. It facilitates the development of skills and techniques to develop tourism policies and practices in a global setting and to management tourism development and enterprises in the direction of more sustainable practice.
 
 
Students can select the following units in addition to the  core units
 
Core Tourism Units
 
 

A potential study program for the master of international sustainable tourism management

* Note this two year program qualifies international students for the automatic 2 year post study ‘work experience’ visa for Australia. Students are able to directly apply to this degree or transfer from the Master of Tourism degree (18 months)
 
Semester 1: (February – June)

 

Industry Research Funding

atec-Position_PaperDr Jeff Jarvis and Dr Vicki Peel recently received additional funding from Tourism Victoria to continue their research on “Long Term Tourists – Short Term Migrants”. This phase of the research will look at the behavior of Working Holiday Makers (WHMs) based in urban environments. The study follows on from a recent ATEC position paper on the working holiday visa that Dr Jarvis contributed to.

 

Recognition from the Aga Kahn Development Network (AKDN)

The Graduate Tourism Program (Master of Tourism) has been identified by the Aga Kahn Development Network (AKDN) and Aga Kahn University (AKU) as one of the world’s leading programs focusing on tourism development in emerging economies. Dr Jeff Jarvis has been invited to represent Monash alongside universities including; Harvard University, University of Surrey, University of Guelph and Hong Kong Polytechnic University, the World Bank and industry representatives from Kenya and Tanzania to contribute to a thinking group considering post graduate tourism education in East Africa. 
 
Information on AKDN
 
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Photo: Dr Jeff Jarvis with Prince Amyn Aga Kahn (AKDN), Dr Firoz Rasul (President AKU) and Mr Nazeer Ladhani (AKU)