Faculty of Tourism and International Communication

According to the Decree number 138/01 dated from 17.04.2013 –a new structural unit was founded – Faculty of Tourism and International Communications (Dean of the Faculty – Gabchak N.F. Ph. D in Geography, docent). Joining up two Departments of Tourism into one Faculty – is not only a big students’ family that consists of more than 400 students but also a considerable scientific and pedagogic potential the strategic purpose of which is to compose a new highly cultured and educated generation of qualified specialists in tourism and to develop new touristic-recreational products at Carpathian Region

Dean assistants:

Khanas U.Y. - Dean’s deputy on educational work, Candidate of Philological Sciences, Associate Professor.

Mashika G.V.  - Dean’s deputy on Methodological Work, Doctor of Geographical Sciences, Professor.

Kashka M.Y. - Dean’s deputy on Research, Candidate of Historical Sciences, Associate Professor.

Zhovtani R.Y. - Dean’s deputy on International Relations, Candidate of Philological Sciences, Associate Professor.

Popik M.M. - Dean’s deputy on Educational Work, Candidate of Economic Sciences, Associate Professor.

Methodologists of dean’s office:

Ivanytsya S. M. – specialist of the I category.

Department of Tourism

The head of the department is Natalia Francivna Gabchak, Excellence in Education of Ukraine, Candidate of Geographical Sciences, Associate Professor - a well-known scientist in the field of geography and tourism, author of a number of scientific papers on tourism and recreation in the Carpathian region.

The Graduate Department of Tourism provides quality and professional training for OS "Bachelor" and "Master" specialties "Tourism" and "Hotel and Restaurant Business". The elective component (choice of university and disciplines offered by the student) is based on in-depth study of geographical and historical disciplines, which allows future professionals to form global approaches and spatial thinking, and classical university education, including in-depth study of several foreign languages, promotes competitiveness graduates

An important component of the student curriculum is internships. During the internships, students master the skills of organizing different types of tourist products, get acquainted with the specifics of travel agencies, learn about tourism from the inside

The Department of Tourism provides a high level of teaching disciplines of the cycle of professional and practical training of students in accordance with specializations: "Modern varieties of tourism", "Tourism", "Organization of recreational services", "Fundamentals of Research", "Tourist Country", "History of Transcarpathia" and more.

Department of Tourist Infrastructure and Service

The department is headed by Doctor of Historical Sciences, Professor Roman Volodymyrovych Korsak, who has more than 100 publications, including: 72 scientific and 16 educational and methodological, including publications in professional journals, 6 monographs

The department prepares specialists for the tourism and hotel and restaurant industry, which are actively developing. In combination with knowledge of the organization of hotel, restaurant, excursion, museum business and international tourism, future professionals will be able to easily adapt to the market of both domestic and international tourism.

Department of International Communication

The department is headed by Ruslana Yaroslavivna Zhovtani, Candidate of Philological Sciences, Associate Professor. The increase in tourist flow to the Carpathian region leads to an increase in demand for tourism professionals with knowledge of foreign languages. The department works according to European standards, when a specialist must speak at least two foreign languages ​​to be competitive in today's labor market. Thus, the interests of Transcarpathia require additional training of bilingual specialists in the field of tourism in the amount that is professionally and methodically provided by the Department of International Communications of the faculty.

The successful enrollment of students proves the viability of the specialties "Tourism" and "Hotel and restaurant business". The Faculty of Tourism and MC provides training at the following educational levels:

"Bachelor" - with a standard term of study of 3 years and 10 months, specialty 242 "Tourism" (full-time and part-time), qualification of a specialist in tourism.

"Bachelor" - with a standard term of study of 3 years and 10 months, specialty 241 "Hotel and restaurant business" (full-time and part-time education), qualification specialist in hotel and restaurant business.

"Master" - with a standard term of study of 1 year and 4 months, specialty 242 "Tourism", qualification Master of Tourism. Tourism expert (full-time and part-time study) and 241 "Hotel and restaurant business", qualification master's degree in hotel and restaurant business (full-time and part-time study)

In accordance with the curriculum of these specialties provides in-depth study of foreign languages ​​and a cycle of professionally-oriented disciplines. The latter include, in addition to disciplines of purely tourism (history of tourism, tourism, technology of tourism, sports tourism), a significant number of economic (economic theory, business economics, finance and business finance, international economics). Much attention is focused on mastering marketing and management in the tourism industry. In combination with knowledge of the organization of hotel, restaurant, excursion, museum business and international tourism, future professionals will be able to easily adapt to the market of both domestic and international tourism. Tourism specialties and the realities of the modern world require fluency in English, German, French, Slovak, Spanish in order to form students' general and professional language competencies to ensure their effective communication in the academic and professional environment.

Main Fields of Educational and Scientific Activity of the Faculty:

  • Training of qualified specialists in accordance with the newest technologies in the sphere of tourism. The prominent quality of scientific activity of the Departments is an organic combination of scientific and educational processes;
  • Touristic and recreational potential of Transcarpathian region. Creating a new image of Ukrainian tourist product in Carpathian region;
  • Presenting the historical-cultural heritage of Carpathian Region as a sphere of excursion activity;
  • Information technologies in the sphere of tourism and hospitality;
  • New directions of lingual policy in tourism education;

For the fifth year in a row, our students have the opportunity to study for a semester at the Pomeranian Academy in Slupsk (Poland), and then receive a double master's degree in tourism. In addition, the annual exchange of students at the Polytechnic University in Jihlava (Czech Republic) continues.

The best hotel-restaurant and tourist-recreational complexes, leading tour operators and travel agencies of Zakarpattia serve as bases of educational practices-internships of students. The agreement on student internships on the basis of Druzhba hotel complexes in the High Tatras and Alexandra Complex in Slovakia, in the best hotel complexes in Bulgaria, is being successfully implemented.

According to the agreement, internships are comprehensive, ie the student acquires skills in various positions: waiter, maid, receptionist, manager, etc. Therefore, the best, in addition to experience, have the opportunity to obtain an international certificate.

According to the signed agreement with the Turkish tour operator "Calypso Tour", students of our faculty undergo internships on the coast of the Aegean and Mediterranean Seas in the resort areas of Antalya, Alanya, Kemer, Belek, Side and Marmaris. The internship includes free health insurance, accommodation, three meals a day and a transfer.

Our graduates can work in various positions in hotels, restaurants and catering establishments, recreational complexes, in the field of culture, recreation and sports. In addition, employment in travel agencies, in the development of tourist routes, guides and tour guides, organizers of festivals and festival tours, etc. is possible.



Відповідальний за інформацію: Габчак Н.Ф.
Дата оновлення сторінки: 28.05.2021