The Forum for International Tourism & the Environment is a platform for student information and dialogue on sustainable tourism. A partnership between the Institut Français, the Embassy of France to Indonesia and the Indonesian Ministry of Tourism with support from The George Washington University, FITE invites students from Indonesia, France and the world to participate in yearly competitions and international student conferences on tourism and sustainability.
2018 is the European Year of Cultural Heritage; to mark this occasion, the 2018 Forum for International Tourism & the Environment invites the international and Indonesian student community to reflect on ways in which cultural heritage intersects with tourism and sustainability.
All students from around the world are invited to enter the FITE Online Competition to compete for an invitation to the 2018 FITE Conference in Nusa Dua Bali on June 21-22. At the FITE Conference, Indonesian students will compete to win a SUMMER STUDY TOUR to France!
The 2018 FITE Online Competition is open from January 31, 2018 to April 8th, 2018. Go to 2018 Online Competition for additional information about the 2018 online competition. Go to Cultural Heritage for resources and information on French and Indonesian cultural heritage.
For the 2018 FITE Online Student Competition, Indonesian students are challenged to produce videos of no more than five minutes in length identifying and commenting upon examples of cultural heritage in their communities. Students are encouraged to engage their communities and include original content in their submissions such as videos, photos, and interviews with community stakeholders. Topics may range from community practices, dance traditions, and culinary traditions, to agriculture and husbandry, and beyond! The competition is open to all Indonesian students enrolled in higher education institutions. Student videos for the Online Student Competition are due April 8th, 2018. Students click here to enter and for more information!
The 2018 FITE International Student Conference will be held on June 21 & 22 at STP Nusa Dua Bali. Students submitting the top-ranked videos to the online competition will be invited to attend the conference in Bali. At the conference, the Indonesian winners will present and defend their videos before panels of judges including tourism, sustainability, and communications experts and compete to win a summer study tour to France.