There are 23 schools in 33 Hungarian cities that offer Travel & Tourism education courses that are part of the GTTP, with 497 students registered in the 2013 – 2014 school year. The Hungary Program is aimed at students aged 14 years to 18 years, and includes both mandatory and optional subject matter modules. Students are required to invest 220 classroom hours, which typically are spread over two years. Teacher training is obligatory and lasts 30 hours. Additional optional training is also offered each year, which last two days and focus on specific single subjects. There is also an annual conference for teachers.
The Program places a strong emphasis on exposure to the workplace as well as on individual development, and 500 companies now offer internships to our students.
For more information, click here. Course materials for instructors and students include the GTTP-developed “Passport” curriculum, which has been translated into Hungarian.
Student team work and student research is an important emphasis in all GTTP programs. An example of research topics that have interested our students is a proposal one student team developed to convert an old army base and training area into a venue for adventure tourism, while another student team proposed creating a cultural festival for the town of Mor, a community of about 15,000 people in the Transdanubian Region. Meanwhile at the project leadership level, the director of GTTP Hungary conducts teacher training sessions for member programs of the GTTP in other countries.