On-Demand Tourism Program
to help you develop the skills you need
The Mastercard Foundation Hanga Ahazaza initiative is a $50 million, five-year initiative focused on increasing employment opportunities for young people while expanding the tourism and hospitality sector in Rwanda.
Hanga Ahazaza, meaning “create the future” in Kinyarwanda, is a consortium of partners from the education, development, and private sectors. Working together, they will support small businesses and entrepreneurs in the tourism and hospitality sector through increased access to financial services and training, and by connecting them to young people with the skills needed to be successful employees.
The Cornell SC Johnson College of Business is providing educational training to hospitality professionals in Rwanda via eCornell online courses, virtual events, and executive education courses.
Students will complete 18 on-demand lessons covering topics in Service Excellence, Servant Leadership and Understanding the Behaviors of Others. This program is appropriate for individuals in non-managerial or supervisory positions.
SET YOURSELF APART
that fit your life and career.
Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.
- Must be fluent in English, both written and verbal
- Must be within the ages of 18-35.
- Must have a desire to improve your customer service delivery
- Must have access to a computer and the internet.
Our on-demand program allows students to work at their own pace with the entire program taking approximately 1-3 months to complete. The lessons in the program have been modified to fit the Rwandan context to ensure you are receiving the most relevant hospitality and tourism related instruction. Upon completion of the program students will earn a Recognition of Achievement in Service Excellence and a Recognition of Achievement in Tourism from Cornell University.
Ready to apply? View this application video if you want to learn more about how to complete the application.