Hundreds of tourism and hotel management students will have the chance to work at this summer's Sydney Olympics. Included will be a small number from Hong Kong, a spokesman for the International College of Tourism and Hotel Management (ICTHM) said. The school, which is situated in the Sydney suburb of Manly, has been selected to staff corporate hospitality suites at Stadium Australia during the Games, which get under way in September. The school is taking an ex tended six-week break to allow its students to take part in the programme, Jane Keating, marketing administrative assistant for the college, explained. 'They'll be working with VIPs from all over the world,' Ms Keating said. 'It's going to be an exciting experience for both the college and the students.' About 65 per cent of the school's enrolment of 500 students is from overseas, including an estimated seven to 10 from Hong Kong, Ms Keating said. Stadium Australia's caterers, Sodexho, selected ICTHM to look after a vast range of Olympic spectators in the stadium's 260 hospitality suites and corporate boxes. 'We are delighted to be able to access these highly motivated, well presented young people from 39 countries to work in the most prestigious areas of the stadium, with our guests ranging from heads of state to captains of world industry,' Rae Phillips, human resources manager, Leisure Division of Sodexho, said. She added that the diverse range of trained students, many of whom were multi-lingual, would be a major asset. 'The prestigious event will provide our students with invaluable experience and on the job training,' Andrew Leary, who heads the college, said. 'Students joining the college in our May intake will also have the opportunity to experience the Sydney Olympics in this important role, where they will be the face of Australia to the guests from around the world,' he said. The college offers a diploma course in association with Cesar Ritz as well as two degree programmes in partnership with Sydney's Macquarie University.