Future Student

Resources for International Students

HPU offers a variety of comprehensive services and resources designed to support international students throughout their academic endeavor.
  • HPU's Housing Office   assists all accepted incoming international students with their housing needs. The housing services are meant to facilitate the transition phase and to make the settling in to a new home and environment much easier.
    Housing Options for International Students

  • After their arrival at HPU, all new international students must attend a mandatory check-in session.
    Pre-Departure Checklist
    After-Arrival Checklist
    Living in Hawaii
  • The international student advisors from International Student Services (ISS)  are trained specialists prepared to help international students adapt to their home-away-from-home. They provide numerous services for enrolled international students and, most importantly, keep them informed about ever-changing immigration regulations.
    Immigration Status
    Travel and Visa Renewal
    Employment Opportunities
    International Events

  • HPU publishes an International Student Handbook (PDF Version), which contains general information about the university, about adjusting to American life, about living in Hawai'i, as well as special topics on how to open a bank account, how to use the bus system, and how to obtain a driver's license.
  • A staff of trained professionals at HPU's Advising Center  will provide international students with academic counseling and guidance throughout their educational career at HPU. 
  • HPU's Center for Academic Success(CAS) offers individualized tutoring assistance free of charge to all registered international students.
  • HPU has 50 officially-affiliated Student Clubs and Organizations  and all students are greatly encouraged to participate.
  • Celebrate the Season by creating an interactive Holiday exhibit. Whether you enjoy Christmas, Kwanza, New Years, Chanukah, Boxing Day, activities in the snow, or activities in the sun, etc., showcase your winter traditions at HPU’s International Holiday Bazaar!
  • Intercultural Day  is a much anticipated annual event showcasing HPU's diverse student body through cultural exhibits, a colorful parade, and many dance and song performances from around the world.
  • The university's libraries grant enrolled international students access to more than 50 international newspapers and magazines. These publications are available to HPU students either in print form at the libraries, or may be viewed online through the university's intra-net 'HPU Pipeline'.
  • HPU's Career Services Center (CSC) provides a wide array of career services to prepare international students with career knowledge and the job skills necessary to obtain a variety of career opportunities locally, nationally, and internationally.