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BA in Tourism and Recreation


BA in Tourism and Recreation


3 years (6 semesters)



ECTS points



BA in Tourism and Recreation is a truly unique two-year study program conducted in English and it has been above all else created to meet most sophisticated needs and challenges of global market of tomorrow. Our students gain profound knowledge about contemporary tourism services throughout the world, management of travel companies, hotels and restaurants. Students are prepared to become managers in tourism companies, associations and institutions, sports and recreation. Universal program of study provides a good career start in other industries as well.
Department of Tourism and Recreation provides education in organizational management, human resource management and tour operation aspects of the global tourism industry. Through our close cooperation with Meeting Professional International (MPI), Warsaw Convention Bureau, International Congress Convention Association (ICCA), as well as The Society of Incentives and Travels Executives (SITE), we enable our students to participate in international conferences in Warsaw, London, Barcelona and the USA. In addition, our students organize and take part in a wide range of study tours, road trips, summer and winter training camps. Thus, our students acquire hands-on skills and experience in organization of business trips, symposia, fairs, conferences and corporate events.

Core Courses: Theory and Methodology of Recreation, Organization and Management of Tourism, Geography of Tourism, Law in Tourism and Hospitality, Economics of Tourism and Recreation, Marketing of tourism and Recreation; Management of Tourism, Methods and Techniques of Tourist Services, Sports and recreation camp - summer or winter, History of the development of tourism economy, Principles of Marketing and Market Analysis, Professional Ethics, Global economic system, Equity Management of a Company, Diploma Seminar, Professional Practices.

The university provides students not only attractive educational program, but also participation in the events such as the European Championships in Figure Skating, National Special Olympics, FIFA World Weightlifting Championships in short track World. We also organize:
• Internship in prestigious offices and hotels in Poland and abroad;
• Sport-recreation camps.

In addition, the University invites famous persons in the field of sport, tourism and recreation:
Jan Litwinski - LOT SA president,
Krzysztof Gerula - Vice President of ORBIS SA
Irena Szewińska - a member of the IOC,
Adam Bachleda - Chairman of the Committee for the Olympic Games in Zakopane
Michal Listkiewicz - President of the Polish Football Association, Rob Davidson - a prominent English in the field of business tourism, Juan Antonio Samaranch - President of the IOC,
Craig Webster - American professor of tourism with partner universities in Cyprus.


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Address: Stoklosy 3 (Stoklosy Metro Station)
02-787 Warsaw, Poland
Phone: + 48 22 457 23 16
Fax: + 48 22 457 23 03



Vistula University

education requirements

Candidates holding secondary school certificate may apply for admission to the Bachelor programs. A certificate of proficiency in English for foreigners is required (unless secondary school general language of instruction was English). Filled out application form; scan or copy of ID/ passport (page with photo and personal data).