Exchange Program-France

SKEMA Bachelors

About SKEMA Bachelors
SKEMA Bachelors (SK) is nestled in an area called Sophia Antipolis, which is located in the south of France, better known as the "French Riviera." Sophia Antipolis is a high tech development park and is considered to be France's "Silicon Valley." There are over 1,200 companies in high-tech, bio-sciences, and service industries that have their headquarters and research facilities in Sophia Antipolis. SK offers undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs in fields such as entrepreneurship, finance, information technology and management. Founded more than 40 years ago, it is accredited by the French Ministry of Education and the French Riviera Chamber of Commerce. The undergraduate program has over 1,900 students from France and more than 60 countries. Currently nearly 20 SKEMA Bachelors students attend HPU under the terms of a sister school agreement.

Location:  Sophia Antipolis Cedex, France

Website: or To view a fact sheet click here.

Academics Available: SKEMA is open to all majors.  Please click on the following link to view the course catalog.

In May, academic calendars and course choice for the fall semester 2016 will be available on our Web site:

Dates to Remember:


Application Due

Study Abroad Dates

Fall Semester

May 25

September 12 - December 16

Spring Semester

October 15

January 3 – April 30   

* 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
  • Must have taken at least one semester of French

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 Credit 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:  Housing is arranged for international students by CB International Office in the nearby towns of Antibes and Juan Les Pins. Accommodation options include studios and double/quad housing, costing from $505 to $1,063. Additional information is available on the English pages of the CB site, under “housing.” For more information about the area, visit (select your language of choice by clicking on the country flags).

Currency:  The current exchange rate can be calculated online at

Visa Information:  Students should access the website for the French Consulate of San Francisco for information about obtaining a student visa. This site has a link to CampusFrance. Students intent on studying abroad in France must register with CampusFrance before they can get a visa interview with the consulate. Please follow the links for more information:

U.S. Passport information is available at 522-8283 (recording) and online at

Relevant France-related websites:;;;


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

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