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China Hospitality Education Initiative (CHEI) is a US$7.4 million investment by the J Willard & Alice S Marriott Foundation.

Its goal is to enhance hospitality education in China to better prepare students for meaningful hospitality & tourism careers, improving the socio-economic status of youth through engaged, experiential and applied learning.

CHEI's Story

CHEI is a partnership with 70 vocational schools & universities in 19 provinces and 69 hotels.

The CHEI team works with US-based industry and academic advisors to deliver a portfolio of programmes that help hospitality and tourism educators to acquire industry knowledge, hands-on experience of hospitality operations, advanced teaching resources and business community connections.

CHEI is a partnership with 70 vocational schools & universities in 19 provinces and 69 hotels.

Through the course of each year, CHEI team members visit all partner schools and collaborates with teachers and educators to select and customise the programs that will best meet their needs. There is a constant review of all program content.

Key components of the program include faculty internships, guest lectures, field trips, the provision of teaching-learning resources, an annual CHEI teaching conference, regional teaching forums and international CHEI fellowships.

All of its programs were designed to enhance teachers’ and students’ understanding of real-world hospitality operations. Supplemental materials aligned with each program enrich the educational experience and enhance classroom instruction.