Study Abroad and Student Exchange Programs
Hawai‘i Pacific University, as part of its emphasis on international education and global citizenship, offers degree-seeking students opportunities to complement their HPU experience by participating in Study Abroad programs in more than 80 different countries. There are over 400 program options to choose from where students can fill their degree requirements while pursuing internships, taking classes, or conducting field research abroad. Students can use their federal financial aid on any approved Study Abroad program, plus there are additional scholarships and funding available specifically to help students study abroad. For more information, please visit www.hpu.edu/study-abroad or contact the Office of International Exchange and Study Abroad Programs at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Exchange Partner Universities
HPU students can study at one of our Exchange Partner Universities overseas. Credits earned abroad are applied to one’s HPU degree program through enrollment in various SE (Student Exchange) courses. Generally, undergraduate exchange students enroll in 15 credits of SE courses each semester or in 3–6 credits during the summer. Graduate students enroll in 3–12 credits of SE courses, depending upon the total number of courses selected during a semester. Exchange students pay HPU tuition and are officially registered at the university while studying abroad. Descriptions of student exchange partner universities and courses offered are on the HPU Study Abroad webpage.
HPU students can study abroad through a number of our approved affiliated programs. These students will pay the affiliated organization directly for their comprehensive program fee including tuition. Students will receive HPU credit for the courses taken but will not be charged for HPU tuition. While studying through these programs, students are registered for the courses below as non-billable HPU placeholder courses so they can receive their federal aid and their credit taken abroad can be applied to their degree requirements upon successful completion of their courses. Generally, undergraduate exchange students enroll in 15 credits of SE courses each semester or in 3–6 credits during the summer. Graduate students enroll in 3–12 credits of SE courses, depending upon the total number of courses selected during a semester. Descriptions of affiliated program options are on the HPU Study Abroad webpage.