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National Restaurant Association Show

NHM 468

  • Credit hours: 3
  • Instructors: Dr. Jim Taylor, Associate Professor of Nutrition and Hospitality Management
  • Dates: May 7, 2018 (on campus), May 17-23, 2018 (Chicago)
  • Cost: $950 plus tuition
  • Application Deadline: April 5, 2018

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*Please verify specific dates with instructor and confirm that the course has adequate enrollment to make before making travel arrangements.
*Itinerary and class dates are subject to change.

Students will:

  • Visit exhibitors at the National Restaurant Association Show and discover ground-breaking trends in the restaurant industry
  • Tour and dine at a variety of Chicago’s most popular restaurants
  • Learn about the many aspects of restaurant operations and factors that influence restaurant conceptualization
  • Select from more than 60 educational sessions at the NRA Show
  • Network with industry leaders and establish professional contacts in the hospitality and restaurant business


Students will spend six days in Chicago attending National Restaurant Association Show. Students can explore the city during free time and visit notable Chicago sites like The Art Institute of ChicagoThe Field MuseumChicago Architecture Foundation, Millennium Park, Adler Planetarium, and The Magnificent Mile.

Who should go?

This program is for Hospitality Management students and others interested in restaurants, design, marketing and tourism. There are no prerequisites for this course.


Students will attend class on the Oxford campus May 7 and then meet in Chicago on Thursday, May 17. They will spend six nights in Chicago, returning on Wednesday, May 23.


Students will make their own travel arrangements to and from Chicago. Shared accommodations will be provided at a hotel near McCormick Place. Airfare can be billed to their bursar account by making arrangements through Amber Gregory at Travel Leaders at or (800) 624-6579, ext. 151.


The course fee is $950 plus tuition. Included in the course fee are accommodation, admission to the NRA Show, four group meals. Excluded from the course fee are the Study USA application fee, tuition, some meals, airport transportation, airfare, and personal spending money.


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