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J Willard and Alice S Marriott Foundation support Hospitality Students

Posted: 5 May, 2017

The J. Willard and Alice S. Marriott Foundation is generously supporting five scholarships for DIT students to study at The School of Hospitality and Tourism Management at Purdue University, USA commencing in September 2017.

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Back – Ralf Burbach (School of Hospitality Management and Tourism) Jiawei Sun, Conor Martin, Dominic Dillane (School of Hospitality Management and Tourism) Front – Colin O’Connor (School of Hospitality Management and Tourism), Niamh McAnena, Emilia Howarth, Tom Breen (Shelbourne Hotel) and Anne-Marie Corry (DIT Foundation)

DIT Foundation and the School of Hospitality Management and Tourism are delighted to award scholarships to the five talented DIT students to spend a semester in Purdue University, Indiana. 

DIT is very grateful for the relationship between the School of Hospitality Management and Tourism and The J. Willard and Alice S. Marriott Foundation, which exemplifies our shared values for society and our interests in pursuing ambitious plans for hospitality and tourism management education in the 21st century.

This is a wonderful opportunity for students enrolled in the third year of our BSc in International Hospitality Management programme to study in the United States for one semester. International student exchanges offer DIT students the opportunity to gain invaluable international experience, which supports and promotes greater understanding of the global hospitality sector.

DIT has enjoyed a vibrant and constructive collaboration with Purdue University, involving most DIT colleges and departments for over a decade.  

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Students with Tom Breen, Director of Conference and Banqueting at The Shelbourne Dublin and DIT Graduate of Hospitality Management