SDSU's Hospitality, Tourism, and Recreation Management Certificate (HTM) is designed for international students planning a career in the hospitality and tourism industry and is available through ALI's Semester at SDSU program.

SDSU's HTM Certificate provides a strong business foundation and a real understanding of industry complexities and demands. SDSU produces new hospitality and tourism leaders poised for successful global connections from this strategic Pacific Rim location.

Program Highlights:

  • Classes with American Students
    SDSU courses with American students and professionals.

  • Business Practices
    Learn American business and hospitality practices.

  • Guest Speakers
    Guest speakers and visits to local businesses.

  • Hands-on Experience
    Experience business meetings, conventions, and event planning.

  • Official Transcript
    Credits earned are listed on an official SDSU transcript and may be transferable to other universities.

  • Customized Certificates
    Students may customize certificates in areas of interest with classes in hospitality (HTM) and/or recreation (RTM).

For course descriptions, please visit For sample class schedules of the courses usually offered, go to Please be aware not all courses are offered every semester.

Students must receive a C or higher in each course to receive a certificate at the end of the program.

Please note that the ALI cannot guarantee participation in specific university courses. Students enroll in classes on a space-available basis.

For more information on Semester at SDSU, please contact


Semester at SDSU Hospitality, Tourism, and Recreation Management Certificate

Number of weeks


Hours of instruction

Varies according to course enrollment. Minimum 12 units undergraduate/9 units graduate


TOEFL 61, IELTS 5.5, or Duolinguo 90. Proof of English proficiency is required with application. For Duolingo, please have your test score sent to "San Diego State University - Global Campus". Other acceptable English proficiency can be found HERE.

Dates and Costs

See Semester at SDSU Calendar & Fees (All prices and dates are subject to change.)

Also included

All students have access to a variety of electives, pronunciation clinics, sports and conversation clubs, language and computer labs, personalized student counseling, library, and academic advising.