International Travel and Tourism

CampusStart DateTuition/Fees
St. AndrewsSeptember 2023 (Blended Delivery) Domestic | International
St. AndrewsSeptember 2023 (Online Delivery) Domestic | International

Program Overview

International tourists travel to destinations seeking exciting adventures and experiences. International travel and tourism professionals help plan, promote, and deliver tourism products that delight travelers from around the globe. We explore new social, geographical, and cultural terrains and use our knowledge to help people fulfill their travel dreams. Whether its helping people plan their travel or welcoming guests as a tour guide at an amazing destination, career opportunities are diverse and worldwide.
In our International Travel and Tourism program, you'll gain marketing and sales skills to develop and implement tourism destination products in the areas of sport, culture, adventure, entertainment, recreation, food, education, and history. Our innovative program combines classroom work, industry attachments, practical work experience, and international travel. As part of our innovative program, you'll research, develop, and facilitate an international tour of your own design. Where would you like to go with your career? Our International Travel and Tourism program can help you get there. Enroll today and pack your bags for a career full of new scenery and adventure.
The International Travel and Tourism program can be completed at our St. Andrews campus, or you can choose to study from a location of your choice, connecting with the class with technology (see Specific Considerations for technology requirements). If you choose to take the program Online, your classes will be scheduled during the day on weekdays and there may also be independent work that is required to be completed according to your own schedule. This program is a full-time program and you should expect a minimum of 30 hours per week of student participation in-class/online and independent assignments.


The requirements for this certificate program may be achieved within one academic year of full-time study.

Admission Requirements

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  • High School Diploma or Adult High School Diploma or GED Diploma of High School Equivalency or Essential Skills Achievement Pathway: Post-Secondary Entry High School Diploma

    NB Francophone High School Math Equivalencies
    International Student Admission Equivalencies

    Career Possibilities

    International Tourism Management offers a wide range of employment opportunities and careers in the hospitality, tourism, and recreation industries both nationally and internationally. Upon graduation, you will be prepared to begin a career with companies attracting or doing business with international clients.
    Career opportunities include accommodation and destination managers, sales consultants, cruise and leisure travel advisors, worldwide reservation consultants, visitor information counselors, event planning coordinators, tour guides, meeting and convention coordinators, corporate travel consultants, customer relations specialists, travel wholesale brokers, and international destination marketing specialists.

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    Specific Considerations

    From day one of the program, students are engaged in researching, developing and implementing a course-based capstone project in which students travel to an international destination to experientially test a unique travel product they create. By travelling to their chosen destination(s) and participating in activities they plan, students evaluate their own product. Students experience significant personal and professional growth and development. The capstone project will integrate the learning achieved throughout the program. The associated fee for meeting the requirements of the capstone project/course is $2,500 which is due Oct 1st each academic year. Applicants are advised to inform associated funding agencies of this additional program cost.

    Technology Requirements
    NBCC is a connected learning environment. All programs require a minimum specification, including access to the internet and a laptop. Your computer should meet your program technology requirements to ensure the software required for your program operates effectively. Free wifi is provided on all campuses.

    Program Courses

    Course curriculum for this program is still under development. Once the courses have been finalized, they will be posted here. Courses are subject to change.

    NOC Codes

    0632 - Accommodation service managers
    6521 - Travel counsellors
    6524 - Ground and water transport ticket agents, cargo service representatives and related clerks
    6531 - Tour and travel guides
    6721 - Support occupations in accommodation, travel and facilities set-up services

    Articulation Agreements

    Institution: Robert Gordon University
    Articulation Period:
    Information: Graduates of International Travel and Tourism with a GPA of 2.5/4 or 65% or above, and IELTS 6.0 or other approved English language tests are eligible to enter Stage (Year) 2 of Robert Gordon University's BA (Hons) International Tourism Management degree program.

    Institution: St. Stephen's University
    Articulation Period:
    Information: All one and two year NBCC programs will be recognized as approved programs of study within SSU's Bachelor of International Studies (BIS) program.

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