VERN’s students finished a pre-summer academic expedition on the island of Vis
Full of excitement, experience and knowledge, students of Public Relations and Media Studies, Tourism and Hotel Management, Entrepreneurship Economics, and Journalism came back from another academic expedition held on the island of Vis from May 20th to 27th. The adventure began with an organized welcome party where students got to know each other and tasted traditional dishes and wine from Vis. The discovery of the island began with the Military tour. We visited fort George, the military tunnel used by the Yugoslav army, Tito's cave, and the atomic missile command 'Vela glava'. The tour finished with a hike to the highest peak on the island - Hum.
The first event organized by the ambitious PR and Media studies students was the donor night "Roll one up". The goal of the event was to acquire donations for the gathering on Friday and bring students of different study programs as well as teachers closer together. Along with delicious pancakes, the entertainment program was heightened with challenging games and a photo booth. The evening was completed with a surprise quiz, testing students' knowledge about university professors, in which five PR students participated. In the end it was announced who donated the most money towards the event and a plate of Vis cannon special edition pancakes was awarded to the head of Public Relation studies Stana Odak Krasić.
The most important part of the project for PR students was presenting the island of Vis as a destination from different perspectives. The organization team "VISoka organizacija" was in charge of supervising and coordinating the activities of three public relations agencies. Taking part in this project were PR agencies Star Vis, 505 With a Line (Vis Marine Pentathlon), and Rambo. Star Vis presented Vis as a destination for the rich and famous. 505 presented the island as a center for alternative events in the Mediterranean, and Rambo focused on sports and recreation as a way towards developing the island. Public Relations students did a great job in capturing the attention and interest of all the spectators.
Our idyllic trip was concluded with a visit to the island of Biševo, the Blue and Green Caves, and Stiniva beach.
Full of melancholy and sadness we parted the next morning and sailed back to reality.
Lovro Alebić, Ines Buljat, Marta Halužan, Catarina Jović Aleixo, Filip Krizmanić, Domagoj Kukec i Mirta Masnec
Date of publication: May 30, 2018