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Hospitality Exchange at Management Center Innsbruck (MCI)
Innsbruck, Austria (Exchange Program) (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Spring
Restrictions: UCF applicants only
Budget Sheets Spring
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2019 03/31/2018 ** Rolling Admission 03/05/2019 06/29/2019
NOTE: **Estimated Start and End Date

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be notified via email upon acceptance into this program.
Fact Sheet:
Areas of Study: Hospitality
Language of Instruction:
English
Minimum GPA: 3.0 Visa Required: Yes
Minimum Number of Credit Hours: 12 Program Type: Reciprocal Student Exchange
Program Description:
Austria MCI

Program Description:

The Rosen College of Hospitality Management (RCHM) exchange program with the Management Center Innsbruck (MCI) in Austria is designed for English-speaking students from all over the world who are committed to their academic success. The specialized tourism management courses are based on the experience of one of Austria's best known tourist destinations. In addition to the regular course work, the MCI program includes an orientation week with guided excursions and an optional German language course.

Innsbruck is located in the heart of Europe, with an excellent opportunity to travel to other cities that are a few hours away by train, such as Munich, Milan, Venice, Prague, Vienna and Zurich. The city is surrounded by high mountains that present a breathtaking panorama that contrasts with its historic old town. The city has over 800 years of history that are imprinted on its gothic walkways. It is known worldwide as the site for the Winter Olympics in 1964 and 1976. Presently, it is a regional center for business, as well as sports and tourism, with a population of around 130,000.

Minimum Requirements:
  • GPA: 3.0 Cumulative
  • Must be in good standing (academic, conduct and financial) with UCF
  • Must be registered full time while participating in the exchange
  • Must be a junior or senior at the time of exchange
  • Must have at least one semester left to graduate, upon returning from your semester abroad
Program Contact:

Fazal Jameer, Rosen College of Hospitality Management
Fazal.Jameer@ucf.edu

Application Process:

You can apply online for this program. The application includes the submittal of a brief essay (500 words) that clearly describes your academic and personal goals, as well as how this program would further them. We recommend you work on your essay outside the application environment and then paste it on the appropriate field.

In addition, the application process also requires that you submit the following items:
  • Resume
  • Academic reference from instructor familiar with you (which may be from a supervisor if appropriate) and who can explain why you are a good candidate for this program.
Selected participants must meet with the Program Coordinator to discuss and register for the appropriate coursework. Course work completed through the program may count as 12 semester hours of restricted elective or general elective course work.

All applications will be reviewed by the Rosen College International Committee and selected applicants will be notified of how to follow up. Assessment of the applications will be based on the academic qualifications of the applicant, as well as fit with the courses that the applicant has taken. UCF does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation and/or veteran status.

Additional Information:

MCI Website
MCI International Welcome Guide
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Country Information
Currency Converter
Visa Information
IIE: A Student Guide to Study Abroad
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