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Dept HRIM: Hong Kong & Maastricht, Global Hospitality Management
Hong Kong, China; Maastricht, Netherlands
Program Terms: Academic Year
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Budget Sheets Academic Year
Fact Sheet:
 Minimum GPA:
 Class Standing:
3 - Junior
 Courses Offered:
Hotel Management
 Type of Program:
 Language of Instruction:
 Language Requirement:
0 - none
 Education Abroad Adviser:
Elizabeth Shuman
 Internship Available:
 Non-Penn State Students:
 Global Programs Scholarships:
Diversity Grant-in-Aid, Grant-in-Aid, Whole World Scholarship
Program Description:

School of Hospitality Management
Global Hospitality Management Program

Maastricht SkylineThe Penn State School of Hospitality Management, together with the Chinese University of Hong Kong and the Hotel Management School Maastricht is proud to announce the Global Hospitality Management Program. These three leading hospitality management programs in the Netherlands, Hong Kong, China and the US offer their hospitality management students the opportunity to study abroad for two consecutive semesters and live and study in two completely different cultures and academic environments.

A cohort of Penn State hospitality management students will join similar-sized cohorts from Hong Kong and the Netherlands and start their studies at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, learning about and observing hospitality management issues specific to the Asian market and culture. In the following Spring semester, the cohort moves to Maastricht in the Netherlands and studies issues related to the European hospitality industry, to come back to Penn State in the following Fall semester with their peers from around the world to complete the program with an in-depth look at the US hospitality industry.

This unique program for hospitality management students not only provides students with a firm grasp of global issues facing the hospitality industry, but also with a chance to work closely with peers from two other continents.

For further information about this program contact Dan Mount at

Students must be studying within the School of Hospitality Management at Penn State University Park or Berks in order to participate for this program.

Courses or Areas of Study
Students will study in three different academic environments and are expected to take the equivalent of at least 12 credits each semester. In Masstricht, students will take 16 credits. All courses in the program are taught in English. 

Hong Kong Streets at NightEducation Abroad Credits
You will receive credit for all academic courses taken at this institution, and all of your grades from abroad will count toward your Penn State cumulative GPA.
To obtain specific instructions on this process visit our Course Equivalencies page. You may not take any courses overseas of a Pass/Fail basis. To learn how the courses on this program can work into your individual degree audit, meet with your academic adviser.Students may not fulfill GHA (General Health and Activity) general education requirements abroad.



Housing and Meals
Housing is provided in a dormitory or student residence at both campuses, where students will be responsible for providing their own meals.

Program Costs
For more information on program costs, please be sure to review the Budget Sheets listed above. These budget sheets include information on costs that are billable to the bursar bill, as well as estimated additional costs. Costs vary by program, so it is important to review this information carefully. Please note that tuition rates above may vary depending on major and class standing.

Financial Aid & Scholarships
Penn State students studying through Education Abroad can use most components of their existing financial aid packages toward the cost of study abroad. This may include federal and state grants, VA educational benefits, federal student loans, and University scholarships and grants. Notable exceptions include work-study awards and some athletic scholarships.

The University Office of Global Programs also administers a number of grants and scholarships. Eligibility is based on academic excellence and/or financial need. There is also funding available for study abroad programs in diverse locations and for students from diverse backgrounds. In most cases, applicants should have a current year FAFSA on file with the Office of Student Aid. Funding opportunities may also be available through Penn State academic departments. For detailed information on financial aid and scholarship opportunities and application procedures, please see Funding Study Abroad.

For More Information
For more information about this program and education abroad at Penn State, we encourage you to meet with our Peer Advisers. These study abroad returnees can explain program options, give an overview of the education abroad process, as well as provide information about his/her program. Students at University Park can also contact their International Coordinator within their college. If you're not at University Park, students at Commonealth Campuses can contact their Campus Global Representative

To learn more about the specifics of this program, schedule an appointment with Elizabeth Shuman, the education abroad adviser for this program.

For the inside scoop on life in a foreign country, be sure to check out the GeoBlogs of Penn State students currently studying abroad.

Dates / Deadlines:
There are currently no active application cycles for this program.