Welcome to ARCTISEN
The ARCTISEN project provides two free, self-study online courses. These courses welcome you to the world of culturally sensitive tourism in the Arctic.
Read the course descriptions below, register and start learning with us!
CULTURAL SENSITIVITY IN ARCTIC TOURISM
Cultural sensitivity has a wide range of meanings and implications in and outside of tourism. During this self-study online course, you will learn more about them and the concept itself.
After completing the course, you can utilise the skills you learned during the course for all kinds of situations where cultural sensitivity is needed, even outside the tourism sector.
Target groups: Primary target group: tourism entrepreneurs and tourism workers. Secondary target group: tourism developers, DMOs, guides, students, policy-makers and everyone interested in the topic.
Credits: 1 ECTS (27 hours of self-study work). After the course, you will receive a certificate for completing the course.
Content: Introduction to cultural sensitivity, examples of business innovations, product development, digitalization, responsible marketing and cultural sensitivity in tourism companies. The course contains inspirational videos of tourism entrepreneurs, Prezi presentations and exercises.
RESEARCH ON CULTURALLY SENSITIVE TOURISM IN THE ARCTIC
Until recently, cultural sensitivity has not been widely used or conceptualised in Tourism Studies. The main purpose of this self-study online course is to help you to enhance your theoretical and conceptual understanding of cultural sensitivity. You will gain new knowledge through readings and self-reflective exercises.
While we recommend you to start with the course ‘Cultural Sensitivity in Arctic Tourism’, you can also choose to take this in-depth course separately.
Target groups: Tourism workers, students, and everyone else interested in gaining a better theoretical understanding of cultural sensitivity.
Credits: 1 ECTS (27 hours of self-study work). After the course, you will receive a certificate to show that you have passed the course.
Content: Conceptual framework of cultural sensitivity, articles, reports, inspirational videos and exercises that welcome you to the current academic discussions on cultural sensitivity in the Arctic.