Objective of the Ecotourism programme is to prepare modern qualified specialists of tourism and recreation, who are able to put into practice the acquired skills, have the required competencies, skills to analyse and critically evaluate activities of the tourism sector, to create and develop them according to the principles of sustainable development and eco-tourism, successfully combining ecotourism objectives with economics, management, marketing, finance, psychology, law and adapting in the modern information technology environment, with underlying Christian morality in their activities, constantly improving and seeking to contribute to the country’s sustainable development.
During the three years of study ecotourism specialists are prepared who know the specifics of tourism organisations, know how to achieve their performance efficiency in the aspect of sustainability, are able to competently handle both in the business sector and the public sector (in the administration of national and regional parks, municipalities, the Department of Tourism and so on, or to build their own business).
After completion of this program the Professional Bachelor’s degree of Tourism and Recreation is awarded.
|State Code: 653N80006||Granted degree / professional qualification:Professional Bachelor of Tourism and Leisure|
|Study area: Social Sciences||Programme registered: 23th December, 2011|
|Study field: Tourism and Leisure|
|Mode of study (duration in years): Full time – 3 years, Part time – 4 years|
|Extent of the study programme in credits: 180|
OPPORTUNITIES FOR INTERNATIONAL EXCHANGE
Cyprus, Greece, Malta, Latvia, Spain, Czech Republic, Germany, South African Republic
Students also have the opportunity to practice in various global Kolping network organizations.
FURTHER STUDIES AND CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
After completion of the study program graduates can continue their studies in the second cycle, following the requirements and procedures of the higher education.
After completing the study program, students can start their own ecotourism business or to work in other organisations, such as ecotourism tour organisers and guides; ecotourism farmsteads; travel agencies, which activities are focused on ecotourism trips; hotels, containing the “Green Key” certificates; other organisations, creating the rest, rich educational leisure and recreation ecotourism philosophy in the country (ecotourism centres, tourist information centres and conference offices, national and regional parks visitor centres, municipalities, the Department of Tourism, etc.), organising the ecotourism events, seminars, conferences, etc.
Ecotourism curriculum includes four professional practices and final practice. Practice goal is to learn how to apply theoretical knowledge in practice: access to ecotourism activity organising principles, forms and methods, to conduct tours, trips by the ecotourism routes for Lithuanian and foreign tourists, presenting the country’s geography, resources, educational cultural heritage programs and eco products, to make the ecotourism certification feasibility analysis for tourism companies. At the end of the final practice students prepare and present their individual practice reports.