Hallym University: 2012 Study Abroad at NYIT

NYIT Hospitality hosts South Korean Hallym University Study Abroad Program

Hallym University

From July 16, 2012 until August 15, 2012 the NYIT School of Management's Department of Hospitality Studies will host eleven students and their Dean, Dr. Byung Don Choe from South Korean Hallym University at the NYIT Manhattan Campus. 

During their stay Dean Choe and the students will partake in a variety of educational, professional, and cultural activities which will include such tours as the Ritz-Carlton, St. Regis, Waldorf=Astoria, Lincoln Center, the United Nations, and even a trip to the Brotherhood Winery, America's Oldest Winery. They will also hear from a variety of industry leaders including Mr. Rick Amato, Vice President of the New York City Hotel Association and Mr. Rocco LaForgia, Director of Worldwide Sales Accounts, Hilton Worldwide and President of NY Chapter for Professional Convention Management Association.  In addition, the students will complete two courses during their visit to NYIT: Business Communications for Hospitality Students and Professional Hospitality Leadership Management.

The program promises to be a wonderful experience for all involved and was created by Dr. Robert J. Koenig, Associate Dean for the School of Management and Hospitality Studies Department and Ms. Julie Fratrick, Director of the Center for Global Academic Exchange. 

Activities at a Glance

Guided Tours

  • Hilton Hotel, New York 
  • Blue Note Jazz Club – One of the World’s Best Jazz Club 
  • The Mandarin Oriental Hotel New York 
  • Brotherhood Winery , America’s Oldest Winery 
  • Marriott Marquis Hotel, Times Square New York 
  • Ritz Carlton Central Park  South 
  • The Waldorf=Astoria 
  • St. Regis Hotel 

Cultural Experiences

  • Empire State Building 
  • Carmine’s Restaurant Times Square 
  • United Nations Tour 
  • Federal Reserve Bank of New York and International Gold Vault 
  • Lincoln Center and Metropolitan Opera House Tour  
  • Metropolitan Museum of Art 
  • Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island 
  • Gasho Japanese Restaurant 
  • Woodbury Commons Outlets 
  • St. Patrick’s Cathedral and Rockefeller Center
  • Museum of Natural History 

Guest Speakers

  • Mr. Rick Amato, Vice President for New York Hotel Association  
  • Mr. Rocco LaForgia, Director of Worldwide Sales Accounts, Hilton Worldwide and President of NY Chapter for Professional Convention Management Association
  • Mr. Andrew Rigie, Executive Director for the New York City Hospitality Alliance  
  • Mr. Robert Koran, Director of National Accounts, Hilton Waikoloa Village, Hawaii 
  • Mr. Clifford Mondesir, Senior Inspector, NYC Department of Health
  • Ms. Hanna Lee, President, Hanna Lee Communications – Food, Wine & Hospitality Industry Public Relations and Marketing Firm 
  • Mr. Alan Someck, Green and Sustainable Director for the New York Restaurant Association and Green Hospitality Initiative 

For photos of this outstanding program please visit the Hallym University Album.

 
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