International Summer School in Travel, Tourism and Aviation

ISSTTA at a glance…

1 week in Bucharest, 1 week at the Black Sea and 1 week-end at Dracula’s Castle

Guest Professors from USA, Canada and Portugal

General Managers from Tourism and Aviation

Project based courses and practical activities

Simulation Games at Tuzla Airport

International Air Show „Aeromania”

Study Visits

Cultural Activities

Why should you apply?

You will gain knowledge from international guest professors (USA, Canada and Portugal), as well as general managers from the industry

You will understand tourism and aviation differently, from a practical perspective

You will have the possibility to earn an international certificate

You will make new friends in an international and multicultural environment

You will have fun while obtaining ECTS

You will participate in organizing an International Air Show

You will discover Bucharest, Dracula's Castle and the Black Sea

And many more...



Main activities

  • Official opening – 1st of July
  • GDS course
  • Study visits
  • Closing ceremony – 14th of July

Costinești - Tuzla

Main activities

  • Courses on International Tourism & Event Management
  • Simulation Games at Tuzla Airport
  • Sea Survival Training at Tuzla Training Center
  • Organizing and participating at the Air Show Aeromania on 13th of July
  • Debriefing meeting on 14th of July - Tuzla










01 – 05.07

Courses, workshops, study visits



06 – 07.07

Field trip to the Romanian castels




Departure to seaside



08 – 12.07

Courses, practical activities




Air show Aeromania 2019




Closing ceremony




Departure to Bucharest







Early Bird

(before 17th of February)

Regular Registration

(after 31st of March)

999 EUR

1499 EUR

Scholarship: The best 5 applications (based on the motivation letter and video presentation) will be awarded 500 EUR scholarship.
Fees include: accommodation, meals, courses materials, trip to the castles, domestic transport and transfers, entrance tickets on field trips.
Fees do not include: flight tickets to/from Romania, personal spending.

Terms of Payment:
Payment has to be effected by 31st of May 2019 and be made in Euro or in equivalent in LEI. No participation will be confirmed before payment is received. All Bank Transfers must be clearly marked with the participant’s name and “ISSTTA_2019”. The payment is possible only by bank transfer:
Account: Universitatea Româno - Americană
Bank: BRD Groupe Societe Generale
IBAN: RO61BRDE410SV87663314100 (in EUR)
IBAN: RO21BRDE410SV87663144100 (in LEI)
(Please note: all bank charges, i.e. also foreign ones, have to be borne by the participant. Do not forget to instruct your bank to process the remittance “free of all charges for the beneficiary”. For transfers within the European Union, bank charges will be considerably lower if you indicate the IBAN and SWIFT codes. Remember to clearly indicate the name of the participant on the transfer slip!)

Application Procedure

  • Step 1. Fill out and submit our application form.
  • Step 2. Send your CV at [email protected] and wait for our feedback.
  • Step 3. Make a short video self-presentation (3 minutes).
  • Step 4. Write a motivation letter (your personal background / your interests and abilities/your motivation in choosing the program / what recommends you for the program you opted for).
  • Step 5. Submit the video presentation and the motivation letter and make the payment of the tuition fee.

    Jaime SERRA

    Dr. Jaime SERRA

    University of Evora, Portugal

    Dr. Jaime Serra is professor at the University of Évora, Portugal, researcher at CIDEHUS and CEFAGE, as well as member of several International Research Networks: EATSA, IATE, TRINET, ICRST. He is specialized in tourism studies, quantitative methods and applied econometrics, tourism demand studies.

    Dorin IVASCU

    Dr. Dorin IVASCU

    President Romanian Airport Services

    With more than 35 years experience in the airline industry, Dr. Dorin Ivascu has worked as Director for the Tarom Office in Lybia, Singapore, UK and started the first independent airline in Romania, LAR – Romanian Air Lines. Dr. Ivascu has spent the past 25 years working for private leading companies he founded mainly within RAS Group (Romanian Airport Services, Regional Air Suport, Regional Air Services)

    Roger Garfield

    Mr. Ahmet Akpinar

    Turkish Airlines

    With an extensive experience in the airline industry, Mr. Ahmet Akpinar is currently the GM of Turkish Airlines in Romania. He has been working with Turkish Airlines since 1999 and his positions have been, among others, Pricing Specialist, Chief of Interline Pricing, General Manager or part of the Family Supporting Team"

    Getting Started

    Common Questions

    Everything you need to know before registration

    Is this program for Bachelor or Master students?

    ISSTTA is a program for both Bachelor and Master students, as well as PhD students. It is an innovative program, combining theory and practical activities (simulation games, sea survival training, organizing an aviation show), which can definitely be of interest for a wide range of undergraduate and graduate students. Moreover, the participants will have the opportunity to build new connections during the networking events, while discovering the myth of Dracula.

    Should I have a specific background in order to be accepted to this summer school?

    Being a summer school with a specific focus on tourism and aviation, the targeted category of applicants is represented by students with a major in tourism. Nevertheless, we are interested in having also students from other fields of study (marketing, business, management…), in order to have a mixed group, perfectly suitable for interdisciplinary projects.

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