Micro-credential programme "The Journey to a Successful Tourism Economy"

The aim of the program is to provide current and future tourism workers with the knowledge and skills necessary to improve the competitiveness and sustainability of tourism businesses and destinations using innovative approaches.

EMCup – an extraordinary opportunity for true tourism students

Once during their studies, students on the curriculum of Tourism and Hotel Management at Pärnu College have the chance to apply for participation at the EMCup, a cross-European competition for hotel schools. Our students have gained high-level competition and teamwork experience in front of top European hotel industry professionals, established contacts with other tourism schools, and found international internships and jobs through this grand event. The main focus of the competition is writing an academic article and presenting it in an elevator pitch format during the competition days, but there are also several other tasks before and after that guarantee stepping out of the comfort zone while combining effort with fun. In 2024, the team representing Estonia and the entire Baltic region was ForEST. Let's take a closer look at the team's impressions and thoughts!

University of Tartu Pärnu College

Pärnu College shares the academic excellence and traditions of the University of Tartu, established in 1632. We are the centre of Estonia's tourism education, research and development with a refreshing, innovative and friendly learning environment. Active student life with social activities, culture, nature and sports – we have it all! We are the most experienced tourism education provider in Estonia and the only place in Europe where you can get MA in Wellness and Spa Management.

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External student

Continuing education

Guide for foreign students

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Supporting regional development

Pärnu in Estonia – a perfect place to study wellness

In warm autumn days, I like to reach the college with a small detour, and so I take a quiet street that leads me to the park. The Pärnu College is located in a picturesque area at the Pärnu River, and about 15 minutes walking distance from the famous Pärnu beach. Between the beach and some colourful wooden houses and large buildings of medical spas, there is a park with old pine trees, bend by forceful winter storms. The land is flat and vulnerable to floods from the sea and river.

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