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Kendall College Launches Study- and Intern-Abroad Program in Sydney, Australia

Agreement with Blue Mountains International Hotel Management School provides international academic and internship opportunities
 
CHICAGO—June 14, 2011—The Kendall College School of Hospitality Management today announced a new study and intern abroad program through an articulation agreement with Blue Mountains International Hotel Management School located in Leura and Sydney, Australia, and ranked number one among hospitality management schools in Australia for an international career in a survey of international hotel hiring managers. The program will be available to students starting in fall 2011.

The Kendall College/Blue Mountains program is a full calendar year and includes two quarters of study and two quarters of paid internship, while allowing students to still obtain their Bachelor of Arts in Hospitality Management from Kendall College within three years. Students will spend time in both Leura and Sydney, gaining academic credentials and valuable international work experience. Total package cost is comparable to staying at Kendall for the year.

“Studying abroad can be one of the most fulfilling and exciting experiences in a student’s education, and especially valuable to students planning to enter the international hospitality industry,” said Jeffrey Catrett, dean of the Kendall College School of Hospitality Management. “One of the benefits of this program is that students have the opportunity to work from day one in Australia, making it both easier and more affordable for them.”

Kendall College and Blue Mountains International Hotel Management School are part of the Laureate International Universities network, which delivers programs and educational opportunities to more than 30,000 hospitality management students recruited from 107 countries. Laureate Hospitality Education represents the world’s largest provider of hospitality management education. Kendall College hospitality management students also have the opportunity for study abroad at Glion Institute of Higher Education and Les Roches International School of Hotel Management programs in Switzerland, Spain, China and Mexico.

About Kendall College:
Kendall College, founded in 1934, is located in Chicago, Illinois. Kendall offers undergraduate degrees in business, culinary arts, early childhood education and hospitality management to a diverse and passionate community of more than 2500 students. The curriculum combines strong academics with practical experience and international educational opportunities that help give students in business, hospitality, and culinary arts programs the skills and expertise to be leaders in their professions. Kendall College, a member of the Laureate International Universities network, is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA), www.ncahlc.org.

About Blue Mountains International Hotel Management School
Since 1991, the Blue Mountains International Hotel Management School has provided recognized business degree qualifications in hospitality and tourism management to more than 2,500 graduates – many of them now in senior management positions worldwide. Blue Mountains’ approach to learning focuses on a student’s knowledge, skills and professional development to help ensure career success after graduation. In fact, in a survey of international hotel hiring managers, Blue Mountains International Hotel Management School ranked number 1 among hospitality management schools in Australia for an international career (TNS Survey, September 2010).

Media Contacts:
Amber Cerda, 312-752-2472, amber.cerda@kendall.edu
Maria Alexandra Velez, 312-752-2088, maria.velez@kendall.edu