Our Institute of Management, Economics and Innovation has a modern campus in the west of Moscow. We have many years of successful experience in recruiting and training foreign students from 15 countries around the world. Our academic unit has no doubt that it is extremely necessary to offer a comprehensive educational product to Turkish students, which is why we have developed a special program. This educational and methodical complex is designed for 18–20 months of s tudy (depending on the intensity). During this time, students will actively study Russian language with the specifics of the industry for the first 6–8 months. At the same time, they will immerse themselves in the culture, history and legislation of Russia. Visiting a large number of museums, cultural and historical zones in Moscow and the Moscow region will help in this. The second part of the educational program implies a practical block. Students, continuing to study the theoretical part, will practice in hotels and health centers of the Moscow region and Krasnodar Krai (mainly in Sochi) as hostesses, bartenders, waiters — in all applied fields. This will help them to study the specifics and peculiarities of Russian tourists, their needs, preferences, wishes. In the future, this will help them find a special approach to Russian tourists in their native country, thereby increasing sales in their own hotels. After completing these courses, students will take final exams. Having successfully passed the exams, they will receive certificates of a specialist in the field of tourism with knowledge of the Russian language. With a very high probability, they will be in demand in the Turkish tourism industry.
To date, the program is being finalized. These courses can be attended by both Turkish citizens who will be able to find a decent and well-paid job with the help of our courses, as well as current employees of Turkish hotels. We also plan to involve the hotels in the program. In particular, the top management of hotels can send the most capable and talented workers to study according to the target program. Government agencies can also be involved in the implementation of the program. They can grant the opportunity to use preferential educational loans or provide subsidies and preferences to specific hotels, encourage them to finance the education of Turkish citizens. For working students, training can be divided into two stages — with a break for the tourist season in Turkey.
We have held many meetings and consultations in Turkey for educational centers, hotels and student recruitment agencies, having decided on partners in the Republic of Turkey itself. Therefore, we intend to implement the project in 2022.