International Student Events

Every semester the Office of International Students and Scholars at HPU hosts a variety of events geared towards international and domestic students. These events are oftentimes centered around countries our students are from to provide some cultural exchange and a sense of home to campus, and many international students volunteer to help share information on their culture and country!

International Student Spotlight

If you are interested in being featured in the International Student Spotlight, please contact the Office of International Students and Scholars at

Upcoming Events and Announcements

Spring 2024 Event Schedule: To be released


Announcements: Continue to check your email, the newsletter, and website for upcoming event announcements for the Spring 2024 semester! 

International Education Week: Fall 2023

International Education Week (IEW) is an initiative implemented by the U.S. Department of State and Department of Education since 2000. This initiative is to emphasize and highlight cultural and academic exchange programs across the United States and internationally in order to promote and acknowledge the benefits of international education. International education can be beneficial as it helps prepare students to broaden their mindset, approach to life, and focus on their immediate environments for intercultural communication, exposure, and competency. 


Each year many universities participate in IEW during the week before Thanksgiving for cultural and academic exchange. At HPU, the Office of International Students and Scholars holds events from Monday-Friday in order to honor and represent our international students and our diverse community. We encourage both domestic and international community participation. 


Ilaria Mantovani 



Yurina Yasumoto 

Nozomi Kiritoshi


Asuka Yamaya


Kelsey Lee



Isabella Acosta Figueredo



Ilaria Mantovani 

Interested in International Events?

If you are interested in participating in any upcoming international events or are interested in presenting something for International Education Week, please reach out to our office at for more details.