“Tourism and Hospitality” course jointly organized by Niagara University and Rákóczi College

The Niagara University in the United States of America and the Ferenc Rákóczi II. Transcarpathian Hungarian College have jointly organized a “Tourism and Hospitality” course for the College’s students majoring in Tourism, Geography and English. The first day of the course took place on 16 February and the students of Niagara University joined the programme online.

The participants were welcomed by Natália Váradi, Head of the Adult Education Center at the College.

“I am very pleased that we have taken the first step towards a successful collaboration. I hope that we will be able to work together in the field of education and science. I also hope that the war in Ukraine will soon be over and that we will have the opportunity to meet in person,”

said István Csernicskó, Rector of the Rákóczi College.

Afterwards, Kurt A. Stahura, Professor within the College of Hospitality and Tourism Management at Niagara University, Director of the Research for the Niagara Global Tourism Institute, and Eliza Hajdú, a PhD student at Niagara University, introduced themselves to the audience.

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“With the help of the Hungarian government, we run scholarship programs that allow Hungarian students to study at the American university. It is a great pleasure to be able to work with the Rákóczi College today and exchange experiences,”

said Peter Forgach, Honorary Consul of Hungary in Western New York.

After the welcoming speeches, the professional work, the exchange of ideas between teachers and students began. The 5-hour course aims to encourage English-speaking college students’ professional self-education and networking, as well as to develop their skills in the world of tourism and hospitality. At the end of the course, all participants will receive a certificate in English.

K. A.