Global Hospitality Rotation

Spend spring semester at RIT’s global campus in Croatia and study hospitality and management on the Mediterranean coast. Get a first hand look at how luxury tourism creates entrepreneurship opportunities and positive impacts for local and global economies.

The hospitality and tourism management major, the Global Hospitality Rotation option offers a one-semester, specialized experience for students to gain a global perspective of hospitality practices in an international setting. Students are prepared to lead in multi-national hospitality companies and develop hospitality concepts for guests from around the globe.

About the Global Hospitality Rotation

Your studies begin at RIT's main campus in Rochester, NY. You will then spend the spring semester of your second year at RIT Croatia, studying in Dubrovnik, a medieval seaside port on the Adriatic Sea. Dubrovnik, situated on the southern coast of Croatia, is known as the “Pearl of the Adriatic” and a modern cruise ship port. It also boasts many cafes, winding cobblestone streets, old city neighborhoods, and served as a main filming location for HBO’s hit drama Game of Thrones.

In addition to course work at RIT Rochester and RIT Croatia, your study abroad experience also includes a range of professionalized experiences in both cities, including

company visits and tours

networking events

mentorship opportunities

professional skill-building workshops

At all RIT's global campuses, courses are taught in English and the English language is widely spoken in these countries. All course work completed during the semester abroad count toward your degree in hospitality and tourism management.

What You’ll Study

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At RIT Croatia, you will select business courses in operations, marketing, luxury tourism, and more. In addition, you’ll complete courses that immerse you in the specific business challenges and opportunities in Croatia. You’ll learn about the ecology of Croatia’s famed Dalmatian Coast, an international tourist location, and select courses in topics such as international tourism and hospitality, exporting and global supply chains, and doing business in Europe.


Study Abroad Schedule

Year Fall Spring
Year 1 RIT RIT
Year 2 RIT RIT Croatia
Year 3 RIT RIT
Year 4 RIT RIT

Global Hospitality Rotation: A World of Benefits

The opportunity to live and learn in a dynamic European country with a large hospitality and tourism industry with global business, trade, and commerce provides an immersive, hands-on way for you to experience international hospitality first-hand. While you complete course work at RIT Croatia, you will also:

Engage in professional experiences, including company visits/tours, networking events, mentorship opportunities, and skill-building workshops.

Compare and contrast the business climates of emerging and established economies and deeply understand how hospitality, tourism and travel shape business practices internationally and in Croatia.

Build relationships and collaborative partnerships with business leaders, alumni, and local students.

Sharpen your professional skills and gain an understanding of how cultural perspectives influence communication, team work, negotiation, and problem solving.

Additional benefits

All courses are taught in English and English is widely spoken in Croatia. Explore the culturally diverse regions of Europe through guided and independent travel.

How to Apply

Admitted First-Year Students or Confirmed Incoming First-Year Students:

  1. If you have not done so, confirm your intent to enroll in RIT by visiting the student portal to complete the “Reply to Offer of Admission” and submit your enrollment deposit with the secure link under “Payment Due.”
  2. Once you submit your enrollment deposit, complete the form below. A member of the RIT Global team will reach out to have a discussion about the global hospitality rotation.

Current RIT Students:

  1. Current RIT students who are already in the hospitality and tourism management major should fill out the form below. A member of the RIT Global team will reach out to have a discussion about the global hospitality rotation and next steps.

Additional Information

Program Cost

Including flights and cultural activities, you will pay the same or less than the average cost of attendance for a semester at the main RIT campus and you can use your RIT and federal aid. Students will pay the same RIT Rochester tuition as well as a program fee that includes housing, some meals, public transportation, some visa costs, and many cultural activities and weekend trips. Students will be expected to pay additional out-of-pocket costs (flight, meals, personal spending, etc.). Students will receive a detailed budget outlining all these costs and will have access to all their federal and RIT aid.

Scholarship Opportunity

Students who commit to the program prior to beginning their first-year year at RIT will receive an automatic $1,000 scholarship for each semester of travel.


Students will receive full support from the RIT Education Abroad office and in-country staff in Croatia. All participants will attend a health and safety pre-departure meeting before traveling, a Croatia-specific pre-departure meeting, and attend a welcome orientation upon arriving in Croatia.

Travel and Housing Logistics

Students will work with a study abroad advisor in the RIT Education Abroad office on the visa process.

RIT Croatia will make housing arrangements for students.

Travel to Croatia
Students will book their own flights.

Croatia is ranked incredibly high for safety. You’ll also have the support of faculty and staff at RIT Croatia throughout your time overseas.

Contact Us

For more information, complete the form below or contact Hillary McCormick at or 585-475-5929.