Associate Diploma in Tour Guide

The Tour Guide Program is a tri semester certification program designed to train students in the history, geography and culture of the Holy Land. Students will develop  skills required to become a professional tour guide .

Learning Outcomes

  • Gather and interpret information about important touristic sites in the Holy Land.
  • Comply with ethical and social values of tour guiding.
  • Know and apply the rules of group management.
  • Plan, lead, organize and control resources for effective and efficient operations.
  • Practice empathy and respect for diversity and cultural differences.
  • Value and practice communication skills, active listening and critical thinking.
  • Apply responsible tourism practices.
  • Apply basic principles of first aid

Career Opportunities

People who complete a tour guide certificate program are eligible to sit for the Palestinian Ministry of Tourism and antiquities tour guide licensing exam and are qualified to work as tour guides or travel guides. However, some travel industry veterans caution that the field is very competitive and recommend accumulating experience working for local tour operators, and or as freelancer city guides.