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Tourism and Recreation

Vistula School of Hospitality

Mode

Part-time Full-time

Level

Bachelor’s Degree Programme (3-year)

Language of studies

English, Polish

Location

Warsaw

Number of specialities

4

Price from

2500 € / year

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About studies

Tourism and recreation are among the fastest developing sectors of global economy. After the pandemic-related perturbations, they have returned on the path of dynamic growth. Employees with relevant education are today sought and very well remunerated. They can also count on excellent conditions of development and attractive prospects. Studies in the field of Tourism and recreation at the Vistula School of Hospitality in Warsaw will give you an opportunity for professional fulfilment in this very fascinating area. What will open to you will be a career in a dynamically innovative environment. You will travel, see the world and meet people.

The field Tourism and recreation offered and conducted by the Vistula School of Hospitality in Warsaw has the prestigious THE-ICE accreditation (The International Centre of Excellence in Tourism and Hospitality Education). It is one of the two most important world certificates awarded to universities preparing people for the needs of branches dealing with tourism, recreation, organisation of events and cookery or culinary art. The THE-ICE accreditation is recognisable worldwide as a sign of the top-quality education, evidence of the appreciation of the culture of openness, cooperation with the branch and strong ties between science and practice.

Studying in the field of Tourism and recreation (Bachelor’s degree studies) at the Vistula School of Hospitality in Warsaw, you will gain practical knowledge and skills necessary in the activity of tourist branch enterprises in the new reality. You will come to know how to effectively and efficiently manage recreational and business tourism, hotels and gastronomy as well as sport for everybody. You will find out how to organize tours full of attractions or business events, how to manage a hotel, a restaurant or a travel agency. Doing this business will become your passion, giving you both satisfaction and money.

In the course of bachelor’s degree studies in Tourism and recreation at the Vistula School of Hospitality in Warsaw, you will master questions of marketing, law, human resources and risk management. You will gain knowledge in the field of the latest information technologies, intercultural relations and human impact on the environment. With the assistance of our outstanding experts and on-the-job practices you will also develop other competences desirable in the branch – communicative skills, knowledge of foreign languages, organizational skills and entrepreneurship.

Your first experience of and in the branch will come through a programme of job practices which you will pursue with our business partners as well as in a large number of other entities operating in the branch whose activity profile is consistent with your field of studies and the selected speciality.

You will also develop your competences by joining the works of the ‘2B’ Research Group, during field classes and participating in international conferences.

Studies at the Vistula School of Hospitality in Warsaw will allow you to obtain a diploma of a university well recognised on the market. You will also gain global opportunities. Thanks to an agreement concluded with the prestigious higher education institution B. H. M. S.  Business & Hotel Management School in Lucerne you can spend a year studying in Switzerland and obtain a double or even triple bachelor’s degree diploma (Vistula, BHMS and Robert Gordon University). This will open to you a path to an exciting adventure and an international career.

Owing to the knowledge and skills gained at the Vistula School of Hospitality in Warsaw you will fast climb the branch career ladder in Poland or abroad.

Specialties in the field of Tourism and recreation

If you want to work in hotels, conduct your own catering business or work in the restaurant part, this is a specialty for you. You will come to know contemporary trends in the tourist market as well as the latest technological solutions. You will gain knowledge in the field of planning hotel activity as well as effective management of hotel and gastronomic entities. You will find out the principles of their operation as a whole and as individual sections, learn how to ensure security to guests and employees alike as well as how to successfully develop the business.

This specialty is a response to the needs of the business sector tourism. In the course of studies, you will find out how to effectively organize tourist trips, congresses, conferences, motivational events and company picnics. You will learn how to independently plan business events such as fairs, study tours, study press or corporate events. Choosing this speciality, you can become a member of the Meeting Professional International (MPI) and take part in international branch conferences organized in London, Copenhagen, Davos, Dusseldorf or Barcelona.

This speciality is addressed to those of you who would like to join their professional future with work in tourism, e.g. in travel agencies. In the course of studies, you will find out what it means to arrange an attractive tour. You will learn how to creatively cooperate with a group of tourists or how to cope in unexpected situations. You will get acquainted with the culture and history of different places in the world. You will gain knowledge and skills necessary to operate in the profession of leisure time animator.

Active recreation is becoming more and more popular. The market thus needs qualified staff who will be able to provide clients with products they expect in a professional way. If you can see your future career in planning and organizing recreation in tourism, as well as in developing and fostering pro-health behaviours, this is a speciality for you. In the course of studies, you will gain professional knowledge and skills adjusted to the emerging market trends and innovations. You will learn how to gain and ensure clients’ loyalty.

The Study Programme

The programme of bachelor’s degree studies in the field of Tourism and recreation at the Vistula School of Hospitality in Warsaw is adjusted to the labour market requirements. In the course of classes, workshops, strategic and simulation games, you will gain practical knowledge and skills. You will study under the supervision of outstanding experts, practitioners well-known in the branch as well as recognized academic teachers. You will learn how to plan, organize and coordinate work in a tourist-recreation enterprise, hotel, tourist agency or recreation centre. You will also gain command of a foreign language on at least the B2 level of European System of the Description of Language Education of the Council of Europe

Advantages of pursuing studies in the field of Tourism and recreation

Prestigious THE-ICE accreditation

Studies in Tourism and recreation at the Vistula School of Hospitality enjoy the prestigious THE-ICE accreditation. It is a sign of the top-quality education, evidence of recognition for the system of supporting students, cooperation with business and value of research works.

Prestigious THE-ICE accreditation

International career within reach

Global opportunities will open to you. Thanks to an agreement concluded with the prestigious higher education institution – B.H.M.S. Business & Hotel Management School in Lucerne, you can spend a year studying in Switzerland and obtain a double or even triple bachelor’s degree diploma (Vistula, BHMS and Robert Gordon University). This will open to you a path to an exciting adventure and international career.

International career within reach

Practice first

Education is primarily of practical nature. In the course of studies, you will pursue on-the-job, professional practices lasting a total of half a year. Thanks to them, you will gain practical experience of working in the branch.

Practice first

Certificates which will give you a meaningful advantage

Studies in the field of Tourism and recreation at the Vistula School of Hospitality in Warsaw will let you obtain certificates which will give you a meaningful advantage in the labour market:
Young Event Design Certificate, Sustainability Manager in Tourism, Air Transport Fundamentals for the Leadership & Management Training Program, Introduction to the Airline Industry for the Leadership & Management Training Program, MPI Global Training 1.

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Studies in the field of Tourism and recreation at the Vistula School of Hospitality in Warsaw will let you obtain certificates which will give you a meaningful advantage in the labour market:
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Additional attractive courses

You have an opportunity to expand your interests and knowledge through participation in courses for tour leaders, instructors in SURVIVAL as well as language courses organized by the partner university.

Additional attractive courses

International atmosphere

You will study in an international environment. Vistula School of Hospitality is one of the most internationalised higher education institutions in Poland.

International atmosphere

Career

Professional prospects after the completion of studies in the field of Tourism and recreation.

After graduation, you can take up work in tourist, hospitality, catering and recreational enterprises as well as in institutions dealing with broadly understood tourism and recreation. You will gain competences necessary in the management of tourist companies (tourist agencies, accommodation facilities) as well as activity in the field of the organization of business events and planning of physically active leisure time.

You will have an opportunity to get employed in a multitude of interesting places:

You will have an opportunity to get employed in a multitude of interesting places:

  • hotels and other accommodation facilities,
  • exhibition-conference centres,
  • professional congress organisers,
  • motivational trips organisers,
  • travel agencies,
  • airlines,
  • event agencies,
  • restaurants,
  • catering entities,
  • town/community/ district offices – departments of sport and tourism
  • sports and recreational objects,
  • sports stadiums,
  • fitness centres
  • wellness centres and spas.

Internships and students’ practice

Our study program is an excellent opportunity to acquire not only theoretical knowledge but also practical skills. You will gain valuable experience by taking up internships and job placements in leading companies we cooperate with. Thanks to this, you will take your first steps in the profession and enhance your CV. You will uncover the specific character of working in your selected area. You will meet new people and make valuable contacts. This experience will open many professional opportunities for you. You will get an exciting and highly paid job.

Price list

How to reduce your tuition fees?

Vistula Universities offer a rich scholarship system that will allow you to substantially reduce the cost of education. You can apply for a social scholarship, scholarship for academic performance, sports and artistic achievements and an allowance. We also offer various promotions. You can benefit from them.

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Our Staff

Prof. Wiesław Alejziak, PhD

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Prof. Elżbieta Biernacka, PhD

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Professor Krzysztof Celuch, PhD

Bogdan Dębowski, PhD

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Piotr Dominik, BEng, PhD

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Prof. Ewa Barbara Dziedzic, PhD

Joanna Kalecińska, PhD

Michał Ryszard Koskowski PhD

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Prof. Adam Mazur, PhD

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Agnieszka Muszyńska, PhD

Mirosław Nalazek PhD

Przemysław Płoskonka, PhD

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Prof. Teresa Skalska, PhD

Prof. Hanna Zawistowska, PhD

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Prof. Jolanta Żyśko, PhD

MA Adam Latek

MA Marcin Lewandowski

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How to apply online?

In order to submit an online application, click on the APPLY ONLINE button, which is visible on our website. We also invite you to read the RECRUITMENT information, where the following steps of recruitment are explained in details.

Where can I find the price list for studies?

The price list of studies is available on the website related to individual fields of study: https://www.vistula.edu.pl/en/programmes

Are there any promotions for new candidates from Poland?

Yes, please visit the CANDIDATE – SPECIAL OFFERS website, where you can find details about current promotions for new candidates.

I want a refund of my money, how do I arrange that?

Please, write to: refund@vistula.edu.pl. Also, please read the contract,  §4, abstract 8-16.

I am a student, can I pay for my studies at the university?

Yes, you may come to the Bursar’s office, and pay there: by cash or by card.

I am a student, I want to pay for next semester/year.

Please contact: kwestura@vistula.edu.pl from your student e-mail and ask for an invoice.

Where can I find information about the exam session?

Exam session dates are given in the organisation of the academic year. Each lecturer is obliged to inform students about the date of the exam / final test.

Where can I find the timetable?

The timetable is available in the USOSweb (University Study-Oriented System). The link to the USOSweb is available on the University’s website, in the Intranet tab. Students can see their individual timetable after logging the USOS system.

How can I collect my student ID card?

Student ID cards for students of the 1st semester can be collected at the reception of the University, the remaining cards should be collected at the Dean’s Office.

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    Level

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    Language of studies

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    Location

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    Level

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    Language of studies

    English, Polish

    Location

    Warsaw

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