Co-operative education experiences (co-ops) in Tourism Studies are designed in two distinct and important experiences, TOUR 110 for first year students and TOUR 210 for second years. This course is a comprehensive planning course held in the fall semester designed to prepare you for your summer co-op work term TOUR 109 (first years) TOUR 209 (second years). The co-op work terms (109 and 209) are paid employment situations where the Partner in Learning (employer) provides opportunities, resources and expertise that contribute to student learning through a summer co-op experience. These co-op experiences are fantastic opportunities for students to apply and further construct upon their academic knowledge in a workplace environment.
Past co-op students have successfully completed summer co-ops within municipal governments, visitor centres, hotels, resorts, tour providers, facilities and private businesses. Many of these co-op students have used the co-op experiences as a practical introduction to careers in tourism throughout Canada and internationally.