Exchange Program-China

Capital Normal University

About Capital Normal University, Beijing

Capital Normal University is located in Beijing -- the political and cultural center of China, and also a beautiful city with long and rich history and culture, imbued with modern bearing and charm.

As a key university funded by Beijing municipal government, Capital Normal University is well-known for its role in cultural transmission and innovation. With outstanding teaching staff, excellent teaching facilities and a comfortable living environment, the university has set up various departments and offers complete sets of academic disciplines, including liberal arts, science, engineering, management, law, education, art, and foreign languages etc.. It has also opened many research fields with unique oriental cultural characteristics, such as the Chinese literature and traditional culture, calligraphy, oriental dance, and national martial arts etc., providing the best environment for young people from all over the world to learn the Chinese language.

Location:  Beijing, China

Website: for specific study abroad information:

Academics Available: CNU offers courses for any majors. Chinese language majors or minors are more recommended. For more information on CNU, click here.

Dates to Remember:


Application Due

Study Abroad Dates

Fall Semester

June 30

Late Aug- Early Jan  

Spring Semester

December 31

Late Feb- Early July

* Please remember HPU Study Abroad Application Deadline is Mid-March for Fall and Mid-October for Spring. 

Admission Requirements:

  • Must have attended HPU for one semester
  • Must intend to graduate from HPU
  • Must have at least a minimum GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Must be fluent in English
  • Four semesters of College Level Chinese or the equivalent

Application Procedure:

  • Complete the Student Exchange Program data sheet.
  • Schedule and attend a formal interview with Melissa Matsubara
  • Be prepared to discuss your motives for studying abroad and your degree plan.
  • Select an exchange partner university that has courses which can be used for your intended HPU degree.
  • Fill out the exchange university’s admissions application.
  • Obtain recommendation letters to be turned in with your application. (This depends on the individual university’s application requirements)
  • Passport photos (Amount and size depend upon each university)
  • Sign a Course Request Approval (CRA) to verify your foreign coursework and HPU equivalents.

Health Insurance: Health Insurance is mandatory for all study abroad students.  HPU recommends health insurance from Cultural Insurance Services International (CISI) for students study abroad. There is more information medical coverage and rates of CISI health insurance at

Housing Accommodations: While the Exchange Programs Office will assist where needed, it is the responsibility of the student to arrange their accommodations. Housing can be arranged with Capital Normal, for more information on their housing click on: Capital Normal Housing

Currency:  The current exchange rate between the U.S. dollar and the Chinese Yuan can be calculated online at

Visa Information:  U.S. Passport information is available at 522-8283 (recording) and on line at You can also check out this link for the process of applying:

HPU Study Abroad and International Exchange Programs
Hawaii Pacific University
1164 Bishop Street, Suite 200, Honolulu, HI, 96813
Tel: 1-808-544-9326, Fax: 1-808-544-9355

For photos and information, follow us on:
Facebook Twitter • InstagramStudent’s Abroad Blog