A student time is the best time to travel, discover the world, be active and set up high goals. KIU gives young people broad possibilities of an international cooperation: 12 students of our University have a paid internship in Greece this summer.
This internship consists of two parts: an educational program and a job in the best hotels of Greek Islands. All participants of the program completed a basic course, got an international certificate “Service and Management of Technologies of Relations with Consumers” and started with their second part of the internship to work in hotels already.
This program is perspective cooperation with the Academy of Tourism in Greece. In terms of the agreement between our University and the Academy of Tourism it’s also considered an exchange with educational programs, development of mutual touristic programs, realization of conferences and master-classes. In May this year President of the Academy Nikos Pitsulis visited KIU and highly estimated infrastructural possibilities and quality of our educational programs.
Before students started with their internship, the Academy of Tourism had organized for them an educational seminar for one week. Classes were about situations, which they could have during the internship. It was very useful. Firstly, students got acquainted with international standards in the field of tourism and hospitality. Secondly, this program was in English. It’s a good practice to improve language skills, which can be useful in a future professional activity.
We are grateful to the Academy for such great organization of this program. Students did not have difficulties and all their questions were quickly solved. I think a project of our University and the Academy have a great future. Students have possibilities to complete courses abroad, and get an additional certificate about completing a course. It all gives them advantages to get a better job in future.
Rector of KIU A. Timiryasova
A rich history of Greece, its mild Mediterranean climate, a developing touristic infrastructure ad a service with high international standards make this country one of the post popular European resorts. The internship lasts during 3 months, allows students significantly to raise their professional level and is a good beginning for a successful future carrier. Working in hotels with 4,5-5+ stars, students get skills of their future occupation and see more about modern touristic industry of the world level. An important aspect is that students get a financial awarding for this activity. In a free time they can get acquainted with the rich historical and cultural heritage of Greece even deeper than tourists, see how usual people live and spend their routine days and visit antic museums. Thus, the program realizes an important principle for young people: a work abroad together with an interesting travel.
After getting an experience in Greece and the international certificate of European Commission, students can surely work in the best hotels of Russian and the whole world.
The internship in Greece is one of multiple opportunities, which are presented for students of KIU. KIU actively expands international connections and more and more universities, international associations and academies open their doors for our students. To get more about all programs for students and grants for an education in world leading universities you can in our international department of KIU.