UNWTO/GWU University ONSITE Course on “Tourism as a Path to International Cooperation & Sustainable Development”


5 November 2017 - 10 November 2017

United States

The UNWTO.Themis Foundation, in collaboration with The George Washington University, is launching the 2017 University ONSITE Course on “Tourism as a Path to International Cooperation & Sustainable Development”. This intensive course trains university graduates, industry professionals and government official in subject areas related to international cooperation and development through tourism. The course will be held in English, starting from 5 - 10 November 2017 at the George Washington University, Washington DC, USA.


Tourism as a Path to International Cooperation and Sustainable Development is a professional development programme that consists of complementary, yet stand alone, online and onsite courses.


The ONSITE Course equips university graduates , industry professionals and government officials with the latest insights and innovations in the field of tourism for sustainable development. Participants are exposed to lectures from industry experts, partake in a series of visits to key tourism and development organizations, and complete real-world field assignment. Participants are paired with industry professionals who provide mentoring, coaching and personalized feedback throughout the programme. Ultimately, the onsite course offers participants with unique opportunities to gain new knowledge and skills while networking with peers and tourism leaders from around the world.


This University Course has the fourfold objective of: (a) providing participants with the latest knowledge and tools for leveraging tourism as a tool for economic and social development; (b) to apply the latest trends and models for sustainable tourism governance and destination management; (c) explore the role of technological advances in tourism development and product innovation: and (d) develop practical strategies for attaching sustainable investment in tourism destinations.




Candidates presented for the University Course on Tourism as a Path to International Cooperation & Sustainable Development” willing to apply for the course should be university graduates, industry professionals or government officials from disciplines relevant to tourism and interested in planning international cooperation and sustainable development projects related to tourism.

Candidates should have an excellent command of English, as the Course will be conducted in this language.


Candidates interested in taking part can read all additional information about the ONSITE part of the course by downloading the Brochure and fill out the application form and upload the supporting documents as soon as possible.


Documents must be addressed to:

        Omar Valdez

Executive Director

UNWTO.Themis Foundation



Please note that applying does not mean that the candidate has been automatically accepted as a participant.

All candidacies will be considered and evaluated, but only short-listed candidates will be contacted. We will keep all resumes on file for coming initiatives. We would like to thank all applicants in advance for their interest and trust. A final selection of participants will be carried out and those selected will be informed via email.




The Onsite Course fee is $1,650 USD.



The deadline for application is 15th SEPTEMBER 2017.

The deadline for payment is 02nd OCTOBER 2017.