Graduate tourism students from Brazil and Mexico discussed issues on tourism graduate programs on Wednesday May 18, 2022. The event is part of the STOREM outreach activities held by the National University of Costa Rica (UNA), one of the higher education institutions that make up the STOREM consortium.
Rita Gabriela Carvalho, a tourism doctoral student from the University of Sao Paulo, Brazil; Abril Mejía, a graduate student of environmental sciences from the Autonomous Mexico State University; and Nacxit González, a graduate student of tourism studies at the same Mexican university debated on issues concerning tourism graduate students from the perspective of students themselves. The activity was moderated by Professor Juan Carlos Picón, member of the UNA team, and was transmitted online at the university’s platforms and Facebook Live.
The panel discussed topics ranging from the graduate students’ formats and how they influence the types of research that students conduct, gender inequality in tourism studies, the relationship between private and public spheres in tourism, and research tendencies in tourism in Latin America. Tourism students from UNA and the Costa Rica Institute of Technology attended the discussion, as well as tourism graduate students from Mexico, Brazil, Colombia, Argentina as well as professionals, professors, and the general public.