International Events

International Events


Sanjeev Ranabhat

BA in Communications/ BSBA in Travel Industry Management


I transferred to HPU in Fall 2008. Back then, I saw HPU flyers on the wall of my college. HPU sounded appealing to me, so I did some additional research on International Student Scholarships offered at HPU:I was choosing carefully, as I wanted an institution with great academics.


International Holiday Bazaar

In celebration of the holidays, the International Student Services department invites you to participate in HPU's 8th Annual International Holiday Bazaar. On this day, Fort Street Mall will transform into a marketplace of booths, exhibiting cultural and ethnic Holiday traditions from around the world. Displays should be creative and interactive to draw the attention of the public and the HPU community.

International Holiday Bazaar 2012: Friday, November 30th, 2012, from 10:00 AM- 02:00 PM at Upper Fort Street Mall.

Participation Forms will be due on Monday, November 5th, 2012 by 5PM.

Ideas? Turn your booth into an Ornament making station or handout traditional Holiday recipes from your country! Play Holiday music from your culture!

Who can participate? Everyone! Participating in the International Holiday Bazaar is open to all students at HPU. Whether you are part of an organized cultural or ethnic club, or simply someone who would like to show your creative Holiday spirit, you can be a part of this exciting HPU event! Participant can be reimbursed up to $100 per booth for supplies to decorate their Holiday booth.

Prizes, up to $300, will be awarded to winning participants who design the most festive, creative and interactive booth. Whether you are a large organization or an individual, YOU can be a winner!

Stop by the International Student Services office (1164 Bishop Street, Suite 200), for more information, ideas, or call 808-356-5299. You can also email We look forward to your participation in kicking off the Holiday Season, celebrating the cultures at HPU!

HB2010 Winenrs

Holiday Bazaar 2012 Winners

1st place- Taiwanese Student Association
2nd place- Korean Student Association
3rd place- Indonesia

Holiday Bazaar 2011 Winners  

1st place- Chemistry Club
2nd place- Canadian Club
3rd place- Korean Student Association

Holiday Bazaar 2010 Winners

1st place- Christian Fellowship
2nd place- Black Student Union
3rd place-Malaysian Student Association

HPU Holiday Bazaar 2010 Participant Testimonials

Holiday Bazaar 2009 Winners

1st place- Nepal
2nd place- Black Student Union
3rd place- German Speaking Student Association (GSSR)
Holiday Bazaar 2009 pictures can be viewed here.