Sponsored Internship and Study Abroad in China


Now accepting applicants for next class: May - November 2020

  • HTM students, download application form and instruction here
  • CSR students, download application form and instruction here 

Students are encouraged to submit the application to their academic advisor as early as September 1, 2019 but no later than November 20, 2019. On average, 12 internships are available each year. Offers are usually made within six weeks of receiving the application.


About the Program

Fairmont Nanjing
Nanjing Shangdi-La Hotel

This unique study abroad experience combines 12 credits of academic learning, professional training and an immersive cultural experience over a 6-month period (mid-May through November) at one of several five-star luxury hotels located in China.

This program is financially sponsored by Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts and other Purdue corporate partners. The corporate sponsorships pay for most of the program expenses including international airfare, room and board, stipends and other benefits.

Past interns were placed at these properties:

  • Shangri-La Hotel, Nanjing
  • Shangri-La Hotel, Suzhou
  • Shangri-La Hotel, Chengdu
  • Shangri-La Hotel, Dalian
  • Shangri-La Hotel, Guangzhou
  • Shangri-La Hotel, Qingdao
  • InterContinental Century City Hotel, Chengdu
  • InterContinental Hotel, Nanjing
  • Jinji Lake Grand Hotel, Suzhou
  • Jinling Hotel, Nanjing

Participants who successfully complete the program will earn 12 credit hours towards an HTM degree or a CSR degree.  Talk with your advisor for more details.

Estimated Program Fee: $9,500-$9,900 including tuition, international airfare, and room and boardParticipants may be eligible for a Purdue University study abroad scholarship.

Click here to view our flyer.

Student Experience

Past Participants:


Like our Facebook page to find pictures and updates from current interns, view the 2019 intern videos: Rose or Seth, Kelly and Ryan , or connect with a past  intern to hear about their experience!

For more information, please contact:

Dr. Liping Cai
Professor and Director@, Purdue Tourism and Hospitality Research Center
Associate Dean for Diversity and International Programs
School of Hospitality & Tourism Management, HHS
Office: (765) 494-8384
Mobile Phone: (765) 490-1498

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