As the entertainment capital of the world Las Vegas offers Hospitality, Tourism and Sport students the opportunity to see some of the finest facilities in the industry, experience high-end hospitality and learn from some of the best in the business. Students will stay at the famous Las Vegas Flamingo located in the heart of the Las Vegas strip. The trip begins with a visit to William F. Harrah College of Hospitality at the University of Nevada Las Vegas (UNLV), which is one of the top rated hospitality programs in the world for a hospitality workshop facilitated by UNLV faculty. Over the course of the experience students will tour a variety of unique sporting facilities including the Hyper X Esport Arena at the Luxor Casino & Hotel, T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas Ballpark and the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Facility tours and presentations from industry professionals at the Las Vegas Flamingo, the Keep Memory Alive Event Center and the Las Vegas Convention Center will expose students to historic accommodations, world-class gaming and events. From an entertainment standpoint, students will be able to tour the famous Las Vegas strip, see the famous fountain show at the Bellagio and take in a Las Vegas Golden Knights hockey game.
International Field Study
Las Vegas: High End Hospitality
Day 1| Depart for Las Vegas
Monday, February 24
Sit back and relax as we make our way to the entertainment capital of the world!
Day 2| UNLV
Tuesday, February 25
This morning we explore the University of Las Vegas and participate in a hospitality workshop. Since it’s first classes in 1957, UNLV has transformed itself from a small branch college into a thriving urban research institution. Along the way, the urban university has become an indispensable resource in one of the America’s fastest-growing and most enterprising cities. The afternoon will consist of a tour of the Hyper X Esports Arena. The 30,000-square-foot, multilevel arena is designed to host every form of competitive gaming, from daily play to high-stakes esports tournaments, and features a competition stage, 50-foot LED video wall, telescopic seating, PC and console gaming stations, and a network TV-quality production studio. Accompanying elements like retro gaming consoles and a comprehensive menu set the arena apart as an unrivaled esports entertainment experience for both casual and professional gamers, or even non-gamers who want an insider’s look at what’s quickly becoming one of the world’s most popular spectator sports. Students will then practice their orienteering skills and take part in a fun, Las Vegas Strip scavenger hunt for iconic landmarks before enjoying a well deserved group dinner at Battista’s Hole in the Wall.
Day 3| T-Mobile Arena
Wednesday February 26
Enjoy a morning presentation by the Flamingo Facility & Casino. This world-class hotel houses a 72,000 square foot casino and over 3,600 guest rooms. Learn from leading professionals how they manage thousands of daily visitors on the ultra-competitive Vegas Strip. This evening we will watch Vegas’s first entry into North America’s ‘Big Four’ sports as the Golden Knights take on Connor McDavid and the Edmonton Oilers! Before finding your seat go behind the scenes with a tour of T-mobile Arena where you’ll learn astonishing facts about the arena and hear stories about various headliners who have taken the stage.
Day 4| Keep Memory Alive Event Center
Thursday February 27
This morning we will have a hospitality & tourism workshop hosted by your Niagara College faculty. Following the workshop we board our chartered bus for a facility tour of Las Vegas Ballpark which was named the 2019 MiLB Triple-A Best of the Ballparks. Our facility tours continue with an excursion to Keep Memory Alive Event Center. From the mind of world-renowned architect Frank Gehry, the breathtaking Keep Memory Alive Event Center is as iconic as it is unique. Nestled in the downtown Las Vegas Symphony Park neighborhood and just minutes from the Las Vegas Strip, the Keep Memory Alive Event Center is truly a one-of-a-kind of us event space for guests seeking the extraordinary. This 9,200 square foot blank canvas has transformed events that no hotel ballroom or conference room can duplicate. We then visit the Las Vegas Motor Speedway, home of nine different race tracks and one of NASCAR’s most popular races. We end the day at Old Las Vegas where students challenge each other to find key landmarks before their competitors.
Day 5| Depart Vegas
Friday February 28
Sit back and relax as we make our way back to Toronto
- Roundtrip Airfare
- Vegas Motor Speedway Tour
- Hyper X ESports Arena Tour
- T-Mobile Arena Tour
- Vegas Golden Knights Game
- Keep Memory Alive Event Center
- Las Vegas Ballpark Tour
- Hospitality & Tourism Workshops
- & More!
*Price may increase or decrease depending on exchange rates, final vendor quotes and number of participants.
$990 (After $300 Grant)
TRIP DATE 02/24/2020
This opportunity is available to all School of Hospitality, Tourism & Sport students, and alumni within 6 months of graduation. Please note that only full-time students are Be World Ready grant eligible.
When making payment through online banking:
- Set up Niagara College as the payee and use your student number as the account number
- Once payment is made, you MUST email [email protected] and provide your name, student number, payment amount and indicate that payment is for Be World Ready International Field Study. Please copy Be World Ready, at [email protected] on the email
- In 3-5 business the payment will be uploaded to your student account, and as long as Student Accounts receives an email from you, the IFS charge will be posted accordingly
Other Important Information
All full-time Niagara College students in good academic standing participating in an international activity are eligible for a Be World Ready grant to help offset the cost of their experience. Students who will be completing their program in April 2023 are not eligible. You must be returning to studies in the Spring/Summer 2023 or Fall 2023 semester to be eligible. Students will not directly receive this money as the full value of the grant has already been applied to the final payment to off-set the total cost of the trip. For students who do not complete all grant requirements by established deadlines (including time of submission), the full grant amount will be charged directly to their student account. In order to qualify for the grant:
- Complete all pre-departure forms as instructed
- Complete the online pre-departure training
- Attend mandatory pre-departure meetings
- Successfully attend the international experience
- Share at least 3 quality photos to a shared OneDrive and provide content for each photo to be shared on the Be World Ready Instagram
- Be interviewed on-location
- Participate in the Focus Group and complete the Post-Participation Survey
*Note: if we will be flying through the United States of America, you must have permission to enter and leave the United States. If you require a U.S travel visa it is your responsibility to obtain this document and email [email protected] a copy/photo.