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Samokov, Sofia, Bulgaria

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  • 24 Mar 2016

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SAM 3533Vocational School of Tourism is a public school with 300 students . The school is founded in 1958 and it is situated in Samokov town with about 30 000 inhabitants. Our teachers are specialized in teaching professional and general school subjects.  
Our students differ in etnic origin, family traditions and culture. Most of the students come from the middle social class families and are Bulgarian by origin. 30 % of the students come from villages in which tourism is of a high priority.
 Our town is a cultural centre and is situated at the foot at the Rila mountain, nor far from the international famous winter resort Borovets and 60 km. away from the capital - Sofia. Many people here work in the sphere of tourism and that's why our school ensures well-prepared students, has good studying indexes, the education is based on class-work lesson activities and is known as one of the most prestigious schools in the region. One of the best characteristics of the school is the availability of a special teaching practices in the sphere of tourism and the fact that after graduating students can easily find a job.
 More and more families choose our school for their children because of the excellent reputation we have, our traditions in teaching, varied school programs and extracurricular activities in the spheres of tourism, ecology, journalism (in order to create a sense of appurtenance to the school community and developing the individual talent skills of every child), high mature tests exam results and safety environment. We are experienced in performing a professional school education in the sphere of tourism and we have an appropriate basis for such practices housed in 2 buildings (one of them is intended for maintaining practical activities and the other one - for a theoretical preparation). The educational practice for most of the specialties takes place in highly-categorized hotels in Borovets.

The foundation of the school in 1959 was connected with teaching and training of workersfor the textile industry in the town. To 1976. the school does not have its own building, the students are trained in the building of the secondry school "Konstantin Fotinov" (second shift) and in one of the buildings of the plant "Rilski Len.". But since the profile of the special courses has changed comletely because of the quick developement in the field of tourism and all other brances connected with it.

In 1998 the school was converted into a school of tourism and textile classes in the following subjects: the "culinary", "organizer in the textile industry", "Operator in knitting production," "Technology and management of manufacturing and service catering" and "Hospitality".

The school has facilities for conducting academic and practical work in highly rated hotels in Borovets, which allows students to fall in real working environment among professionals in the tourism industry. 

The school was transformed into vacational school of tourism in 2003.           
 Our school of Tourism is actively working on projects which are financally supported by the European Union. It has worked on ten projects for five years. 
Тhe school is proud of the success of its current and former students.