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A Visit to Akdeniz University

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03.02.2012
On February 2nd a delegation consisting of teachers, students and a director of our Academy visited Akdeniz University.

On February 2nd a delegation consisting of teachers, students and a director of our Academy visited Akdeniz University. The visit marked the beginning of cooperation between the two establishments. The Dean of the Tourism Department Mr. Akın Aksu told our delegation about the system of teaching at the University, its faculty and plans for future development of the department.

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One of the priorities for Akdeniz University is cooperation with other schools.  The offer of cooperation was extended to the International College of Tourism. The first step in collaboration bacame faculty exchange. Professor Beykan Çizel was invited to our Academy to teach Managing Technology in the Hospitality Industry. The teachers of our college will provide training to Akdeniz University students in the Russian language. 

Mr. Aksu invited the International College of Tourism to participate in the Week of Tourism, which will take place in Antalya at the beginning of May. It is an important event which will gather all of the major players in the tourism sector as well as academic circles and students. 

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The Academy of Tourism delegation was impressed by the University facilities, the equipment and the classrooms that completely immitate the hotel departments. The students are able to polish their booking and registration skills using the school’s equipment. They can also see the way housekeeping is done, learn to make and serve cocktails in the hotel bar and of course develop their culinary talents – everything can be done right there in the University classrooms! In the course of the visit an idea was born to hold a cooking lesson for both University and College students, where they will be able to demonstrate their skills in preparing traditional meals of their native cousines.

In return for such a warm and a welcoming reception, our director Mr. Zafer Bikkenoglu extended an invitation to the students and faculty of the University to visit our College and attend some of the lectures and participate in College events. 

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