Exchange Programmes

 APETIT Marco Polo Programme

The Network of APETIT was promoted and established by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP) in September 1997. The purpose of the Network is to strengthen the institutional capabilities of various countries’ tourism training, education and research institutes, to encourage cooperation among them and to overcome the quantitative and qualitative shortages of human resources in the tourism industry.

To facilitate student exchanges among the member institutions, a new initiative “APETIT Marco Polo Programme” was proposed in 11th Executive Committee Meeting in Melbourne (Australia), further discussed in 12th Executive Committee Meeting and endorsed in 4th General Council Meeting in Hanoi (Vietnam). For more details, please click here.

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 Student Exchange Programme

IFT actively promotes and develops student exchange programmes with its exchange partner institutions. Up to this moment, IFT has accepted students coming from mainland China, Europe, Russia, South Korea, USA, etc. for a semester or for shorter periods of study. AnInformation Guide for International and Exchange Students is tailor-made for the prospective candidates' reference.

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 Summer International Exchange Programme
IFT holds a one-week Summer International Exchange Programme annually. The programme aims to develop IFT's relationship with the partner institutions, to share experiences and to expose students to cultural diversity. Up to now, different themed programmes had been held as shown below:
2011Asia Wave in Tourism and Hospitality
2010Chinese Gastronomy and Cul
2009Cultural Tourism
2008Intangible Heritage and Tourism
2007Gastronomy and Tourism
2006Managing Heritage Attractions for Sustainable Tourism
2005The Conference Industry
2004Sport Event Tourism
2003Casino and Gaming in South East Asia - Its role in tourism development
2002The Dynamics of MICE
2001Tourism and Leisure
1999Tourism and Environment
1998Cultural Heritage as a Tourism Product
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In the past years, students from Mainland China, Australia, Austria, Finland, France, Germany, Guam, Hong Kong, Hungary, Japan, Macao, Malaysia, Mongolia, Mozambique, Portugal, South Africa, South Korea, Thailand, The Netherlands, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States of America and Vietnam had attended.



For more information, please contact the Technical and Academic Support Division at for further details.

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