In partnership with the Ministry of Education in China, the Watts College of Public Service and Community Solutions has established Hainan University – Arizona State University International College of Tourism (HAITC). It is China's first Sino-foreign cooperative tourism institution and Hainan's first Sino-foreign cooperative institution as approved by the Ministry of Education of China.
HAITC offers three undergraduate and two graduate dual degrees in China for students interested in tourism, parks, and public service. Students are fully admitted ASU students, with access to all ASU services. HAITC integrates international education concepts and highlights innovative and interdisciplinary characteristics, designed to address the growing need for highly educated professionals in tourism management, parks and recreation management, and public administration. These programs provide an excellent foundation and prepare students well in their respective disciplines, focusing on supporting social, cultural, and environmental benefits within the Province and beyond.