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Sponsored Internship and Study Abroad in China

Program Details

The arrangements for the travel, housing, meals, excursions and course content of this program have been made by the leader. Questions about this program can only be answered by the program leader listed below.

Program Type Departmental
Program Location Various Cities, China
Course # SA 30026
Duration Summer
Upcoming Program Dates
Summer 2024 05/05/24 to 08/18/24

Program Leader

Name Liping Cai
Email liping@purdue.edu
Click here to enroll in this program!
Please Note: Programs may be altered or adapted with little notice

Program Description

Program webpage

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

Program Video

Program Flyer

After enrolling on this page above, please visit the program homepage to complete the application.

Program homepage


Like our Facebook page to find pictures and updates from current interns, view the past participants' videos: Rose or Seth, Kelly and Ryan

Academic Credit

Participants who successfully complete the program will earn 12 credit hours towards your plan of study. Contact Professor Liping Cai for more detail.


HTM, CSR, and other eligible majors. Contact Professor Liping Cai for more detail.

Program Cost

Students pursuing program participation accept financial responsibility. Purdue will take measures to mitigate financial risks, although will not be liable for loss.

Estimated Program Fee: $10,860 including tuition, international airfare, and room and board.

Participants may be eligible for a Purdue University study abroad scholarship.

Application Deadline

Now accepting applicants for next class: May - November 2023.

Financial Aid

Purdue University financial aid may be applied to the costs of studying abroad. Students interested in receiving financial aid should

NOTE:  Recipients of certain tuition remission and scholarship programs should pay careful attention to the regulations for using those benefits for study abroad.  Ask your financial aid advisor about any limitations.

Click here for a list of scholarships and grants available to assist with the costs of studying overseas.