ZIBAT Denmark meets Webster Vienna

Last week Webster Vienna welcomed a group of Hospitality Management students from the Zeeland Institute of Business and Technology (ZIBAT) in Denmark on campus. The project initiator and faculty sponsor, Dr. Pernille Eskerod from the Business and Management Department, welcomed the students together with their assistant professor Dr. Billy Adamsen in Vienna and offered them a four-day multifaceted academic and practical experience on the topic of Change Management. Adjunct professor Tina Larsen introduced them to the Change Management framework through a tailor-made 4-day seminar with a special focus on hospitality management.

The students also had the chance to see the academic theory on change management being put into practice by visiting two extraordinary hotels in Vienna. The first visit was to magdas HOTEL, a hotel run by former refugees and emigrants. People from 14 different nations with very different biographies work at magdas. The group had the chance to look behind the scenes of this special hospitality business and to ask lots of questions afterwards. The second field trip led to Wombats City Hostel, a unique convergence of a hotel and a youth hostel. Wombats combines the best of both worlds – stylish, clean and private elements of a hotel with the social aspects of a hostel like a bar, kitchen and lounge which are shared.

Moreover the Danish students were introduced to campus life at Webster Vienna meeting with representatives of the Student Government Association (SGA) and most of them experiencing their very first Thanksgiving celebration last Thursday!