Welcome to International School of Tourism

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About IST

About IST International School of Tourism (IST) was founded in April, 2005 as one of the top departments in Suratthani Rajabhat University. Over a decade, IST has aimed to prepare students for management. IST provides 2 curriculums B.B.A. in Hotel Management (English Program) and B.M. in Tourism Industry (Major: Tourism, Hotel, and Aviation Management. Supporting classes are taken in accounting, English and foreign languages communication (Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Korean, Russian, Vietnamese, Burmese or Bahasa Melayu), personality development, and arts in Thai hospitality.

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Program Coordinator :

Dr. Sansanee Kiatkiri
Email: sansanee@sru.ac.th
sansanee.kiatkiri@gmail.com

Contact information :

International School of Tourism Suratthani Rajabhat University
36 Moo 6, Bo Phut, Koh Samui, Suratthani 84320
Tel: +6677 300258
Fax: +6677300258 ext. 1107 or 1208

The Core and Elective Modules will be offered throughout the program

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Core Modules (Compulsory Courses):

Core Modules (Compulsory Courses):
- Psychology and Personality Development in Hotel Industry;
- Professional Ethics and Laws on Tourism and Hotel Industry;
- Hotel Management;
- Front Office Operations and Management;
- Convention and Exhibition Management;
- Entrepreneurship in Small Hotel Business;
- Food and Beverage Management;
- Information Technology for Hotel, etc.

Practical Training and Internship

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IST’s Hotel Management in English program is designed for students to gain extensive management skills and practical training experience. The required 350 hours of internship along with practical training hours at a hotel assigned in each summer semester encourage students to become familiar with the tourism and hospitality industry before the graduation.

Career after graduation

Study at IST, graduates will be eligible to work in the tourism and hospitality industry including First-line Supervisor, hotel staff (Guest Service Agent, Receptionist, Front Office Staff, F&B Manager, PR, Sales and Marketing Officer, etc.), restaurant and catering sector, conference and events business, entertainment and leisure sector, entrepreneur in the tourism and hospitality industry, tour guide, hotel/travel business consultants in both private and public sectors, and other related careers.

IST Cooperative Partners

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To bridge the gap between education and actual needs of the industry, IST has over thirty cooperative agreements with universities and organizations both in public and private sectors as follows:

Upscale hotel partners:

- Centara Grand Beach Resort Samui;
- Centara Hotels & Resorts, Samui;
- Dusit Thani Phuket;
- International Hotel Group 15 Hotels;
- JW Marriott Phuket;
- Le Meridien Phuket Beach & Resort;
- Muang Samui Spa Resort;
- Pimalai Resort & Spa;
- Royal City Hotel, Samui Villas;
- W Retreat Kho Samui, etc.

Partner Universities

- Aichi University of Education, Japan;
- Chungnam National University, Korea;
- Civil Aviation Institute;
- Guangxi University for Nationalities;
- Hezhou University, China;
- Kyoto University of Foreign Studies, Japan;
- Macau University of Science and Technology, China;
- Shinsung Normal University, Korea;
- The Budapest Business School, Hungary;
- Yanagawa School, Japan;
- Yulin Normal University;
- Yunan Normal University, etc.

Admission Requirements

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Students graduated from an accredited high schools or any certified higher education institution with an overall 2.5 GPA or better.

An official score of TOEIC 450/ TOEFL CBT 125/ TOEFL iBT 53/ IELTS 4.5/ IST English Test 70% (either one is acceptable).

Students who are qualified for IST’s Hotel Management in English program will be interviewed in English by video calls (Skype, Google talk, FaceTime, etc.) or in person as part of IST admission process.

Once students have been accepted to the program, an official letter of acceptance along with a letter for a visa application will be issued by IST.

**Remark: For students who apply for IST scholarship, an official score of TOEIC 600/ TOEFL CBT 180 / TOEFL iBT 64 / IELTS 5.0 is required (either one is acceptable).

Tuition and Fees

Tuition and Fees (for 4 years program) Thai Baht
Tution Fees:  
Semester 1 (June - October) 28,700
Semester 2 (November - March) 28,700
Summer semester (April - June) 25,100
[p]Dormitory (on Koh Samui Campus): 4 students living-in with shared bathroom inside the room, electricity and water bills not included 8,000 (per person/semester)
Professional Suit (one time payment) 3,800
Freshman t-shirt (one time payment) 250
*study in samui campus.
* In summer semester, student will pay only electricity and water bills.