Visiting professors


Dr. Trevor Sofield

Foundation Professor of tourism, University of Tasmania, Australia (ret); and Research Professor, School of Tourism Management Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, China

“I have been privileged to teach units in the EMTM Programme at the University of Girona for the past two years (third year forthcoming) and have been highly impressed by the quality of Faculty, both teaching and support staff from Girona and professorial colleagues from other countries such as USA, India and China. The design of the course, with an innovative framework across three European universities, combines cutting-edge theoretical material with international best practice that is truly global in its reach. With cohorts of about 35 students from more than 20 countries in each intake, it is highly effective in preparing future leaders for tourism in a wide range of professional settings. Having had teaching experience in Asia, Africa, Europe, USA and Australasia I can attest that there is no other course quite like this, and its students are among the most articulate, committed and enthusiastic that I have taught – with reverse learning from them a personal benefit for me. If you are offered the opportunity to either teach or be taught in the EMTM, grab it with both hands!"


Dr. William C. GARTNER

University of Minnesota, USA

“EMTM is an innovative program with brings together students from literally all over the world to be taught by Professors from all over the world. The multi-cultural experiences offered students includes semesters at three European Universities allowing for a diverse array of physical and mental stimuli. There is nothing else like this program in the world."


Dr. Pauline J. Sheldon

University of Hawaii at Manoa, USA

“The week I spent at FELU teaching Corporate Social Responsibility in Tourism in the EMTM program was one of the best teaching experiences I have had for a long time. The students (from over 20 countries) were dynamic, engaged, intelligent and committed to tourism studies. The level of class discussions was very high, and the experience overall gave me cause for optimism about the quality of these future leaders for our industry."


Dr. Dallen J. Timothy

Arizona State University, USA

"The EMTM Programme is one of the most innovative and far-reaching master's-level programs I have seen. It was a pleasure to participate in such a well-organized, global institute of learning at the University of Girona. The faculty members and students involved in the program are top-notch scholars, who truly care about the craft of educating the world. I would not hesitate to recommend the EMTM Programme to instructors and students alike."

EMTM Universities