In honour of our good friend and colleague, we are launching with CRCC Asia The Justin Shapiro Internship and Travel Scholarship. The programme will allow a number of young people, who may not otherwise have a chance to do so, to experience working and travelling in China.
Justin Shapiro joined The Dragon Trip as CFO in December 2013 and moved on to join CRCC Asia, in December 2015. After leaving CRCC Asia, Justin travelled the world for a year before starting his MBA at the University of Austin in Texas over the summer. On 22nd September 2017 Justin was cycling home in Austin when he was hit by a car, and tragically passed away on 28th September.
For a lot of the Dragon Trip team, Justin was a good friend as well as a colleague, and it will be his personality and nature which will be remembered most. He worked in our Shanghai office, an office where all staff members, both Chinese and foreign, are all working and living away from their hometowns. The team became close during Justin’s time with us, and losing Justin was a painful loss for us – he is missed dearly.
Justin had a passion for travel. He would often recount adventures from his extensive travels and could liven the party in whichever city he found himself. He also had a professional side, working in a variety of roles in companies in Asia, and speaking fluent Mandarin. We hope that Justin’s legacy can reflect both sides of his personality.
Listen to Will Rowles, C.O.O of The Dragon Trip, talk about our Justin Shapiro Scholarship Programme on Beijing’s Lifestyle Radio.
Internship & Travel Scholarship
The Justin Shapiro Internship and Travel Scholarship will be offered to a young person every summer for the next three years, which reflects the time Justin was at both companies.The scholarship is open to anyone over 18 years old, it includes a month-long internship in China with accommodation and work placement, a 21-day adventure tour of China after the internship has ended, and return flights to and from China.
CRCC Asia is offering a one-month internship opportunity in China. The scholarship includes accommodation and return flights to and from China. Discover CRCC Asia’s internship programme.
Finish your internship placement in China with a 21-day backpacking adventure tour with The Dragon Trip. Discover China’s must-see sights, traditions, and breathtaking nature.