- Cappadocia Vocational College
- Tourist Guidance
What is Tourist Guidance Program? Why Should I Study?
Tourist Guides are the people who guide visitors coming to a region and convey the correct information about the natural, historical and cultural heritage of the region in the language they prefer.
"Turkey Tourism Strategy 2023" action plan aims to increase the share from tourism by using natural, cultural, historical and geographical values of our country and by developing alternatives. In line with this objective, tourism investments in our country have gained momentum, the number of incoming tourists has increased and the need for qualified tourist guides has become evident.
What are the characteristics that those who want to study in Tourist Guiding Program should have?
- To love travelling
- To be interested in history, archeology, art history and mythology,
- To communicate well with people from different cultures,
- To be interested in foreign languages and cultures,
- To take responsibility and take control when necessary,
- To have leadership qualities,
- To be calm and approach problems with a solution-oriented approach,
- To love working in the field rather than the office.
Why should I study Tourist Guidance Program at Cappadocia University?
Students studying in Cappadocia, which is Turkey's most important cultural tourism location, have the opportunity to get hands-on training with the support of the leading tourism agencies, and gain a place in the sector in a short time after their graduation. Thanks to our academic staff consisting of experienced guides actively working in the field, students can easily follow practical and up-to-date information as well as sound theoretical knowledge. In addition, a new career opportunity is offered to the student candidates of all ages who cannot attend formal education; those who want to use their cultural background in a qualified profession are provided with the opportunity to study Tourist Guidance via distance education.
What do the Graduates of Tourist Guidance Program Do? What are the Job Opportunities?
In order to be able to work as a guide in Turkey, Tourist Guidance Program graduates must apply to become licensed tourist guides after completing the regional TUREB trips specified in the legislation and fulfilling language requirements. Graduates are equipped with the background to organize operations in the tourism sector, to lead the tour, and to work in various positions in the hotels, even if they do not obtain a license.