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 other 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 and everyone interested in the topic.

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: The theory of cultural sensitivity, inspirational videos of tourism entrepreneurs, Prezi presentations and exercises.

The course is designed by the project Culturally Sensitive Tourism in the Arctic (ARCTISEN). The partners of the project are University of Lapland (Lead Partner), The Arctic University of Norway (UiT), World Indigenous Tourism Alliance (WINTA), Aalborg University, University of Waterloo, Ájtte Museum, Northern Norway Tourist Board, and Umeå University.

More information: arctisen@ulapland.fi

Course details

Academic level(s)Bachelor, Master, PhD, Other
CountryFinland
Language of instructionEnglish
InstitutionUniversity of Lapland
Begin date24.03.2021
End date-
Registration deadline-
ECTS credits1.0
Field schoolNo
Fields of studyBasic/broad, general programmes
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