tourism management


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Welcome to BA Tourism Management Leeuwarden!
You’ll start with your new studies at NHL Stenden Leeuwarden. At Tourism Management, we organise a three-week-program named; The Wayfinder, which gives you the time to get used to the school and the course but also to have enough time to get to know other tourism-minded students!
During this Wayfinder program we plan social and educational activities, so that after these three weeks you have everything you need to successfully continue with the course.
Contrary to what you may hear from other study programs, we have therefore not decided for a StudyStartWeek, but for an introductory period of three weeks! Please be aware that this Three-week period is compulsory since its part of your first semester.


The program at Tourism Management Leeuwarden starts on Tuesday, August 31, 2021, from 9.30 am. We will send you the exact program by e-mail in the week of August 16, 2021. So keep a close eye on your incoming email! During these three weeks, we plan fun social activities to get to know each other, the school, and the city. In addition, you will receive introductory lessons about the different subjects and the student supervisors will ensure that you will experience a smooth start. The Wayfinder is an important part of the first-year program. After the first three weeks, you are ready to start the first semester. Participation from day one is therefore essential.

Can’t wait until Tuesday 31 August?

From August 17 to August 20, Leeuwarden Student City is organizing a cool program in the city!
During the ‘Open up’ StudyStartWeek from Monday 23 August to Friday 27 August 2021, NHL Stenden organizes various activities such as guided city tours and the large NHL Stenden Pub Quiz, organized for all new students of NHL Stenden! So plenty of options to meet new people and get to know your study city before you start your studies!
More information about this will be communicated centrally via the mail and socials of NHL Stenden. 

Tourism Management programma Wayfinder week 1 *Exact times will be confirmed via email.

Tuesday 31st of August

Start- and end time Activity Description Location
09.30 – 13.00 Warm Welcome Registration and welcome by the academy Kennisplein (square between Rengerslaan 8 and 10)
Afternoon Teambuilding Teambuilding workshop. Get to know your classmates Will be announced later

Wednesday 1st of September

Start and end time Activity Description Location
09.45 – 15.00 Scavenger Hunt Interactive game in the city center of Leeuwarden The Mill (between rengerslaan 8 & 10)

Thursday 2nd of September

Start- and end time Activity Description Location
09.45 – 12.15 Exploring uni Interactive game in groups to explore the most important spots within Uni Kennisplein (square between Regenerslaan 8 & 10)
13.00 – 13.45 Lecture Introduction lecture Trends in Tourism Will be announced later
14.30 – 16.45 Speed date Get to know your teachers The Mill

Friday 3rd of September

Start- and end time Activity Description Location
varieert Information lecture Explanation about relevant department and topics within tourism management Will be announced later
-(different per class) Digital support During this meeting student supervisors help you with all online settings and online school tools Will be announced later
16.00 Get together Closure of week 1
End of programme. * Wayfinder programme week 2 and 3 will be further communicated during the first week of your studies

Good to bring list    

  • Lunch
  • Laptop and charger (during lectures and workshops)

Price and payment

Free of charge 

Booklist and ordering

You can find the booklist on StudyStore


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Study start

The course starts on the 31st of augustus 2021
(The Wayfinder is compulsory since the program is part of the first semester and comes with EC’s for year one)