Getting Started

  1. Check Out Your Options!

    Browse our website to see what interests you. There are options all over the world with classes available for all majors and programs ranging from traditional university settings, field-based programs, internships, and multi-country adventures. 2 types of programs:
    - Partner Schools where students can use financial Aid, HPU Scholarships, and VA education benefits.
    - Affiliated programs that offer a wide variety of program types. Students can use Federal Financial Aid.

  2. Work towards meeting the Requirements!

    IT's never too early to get started! Even if you don't think you'll study abroad until later, you can make sure to keep your GPA up and start taking languages classes if you want to go to a country with a language requirement.

  3. Come talk to us!

    The sooner the better! Make an appointment as soon as you start thinking about studying abroad. We will talk about your options, what programs might be good for you, and how to fit studying abroad into your degree plan. For example, saving your Global Diversity gen-ed for Study Abroad is a great way to fill a requirement abroad.

  4. Start Thinking About Scholarships and Finaid!

    Some scholarships have early application deadlines, so you will want to check out our scholarships page and work with our office so that you can apply for scholarships to study abroad. You will also want to meet with your financial aid counselor to understand what aid you can use abroad.

  5. Apply!

    You will need to apply to study abroad through HPU as well as apply to your host university or program. HPU Study Abroad application instructions are below and application deadlines are listed for each program.

  6. Apply for your Visa!

    The visa process is different for every country, so you will want to check the website of the Consulate for the country you are going to. You will also need a valid passport to travel internationally. Passport Information

  7. Get Prepared!

    Renew your passport if necessary and learn about where you're headed. You can contact students who have studied there previously, look at program evaluations from past students, and prepare a budget for your time abroad. You will also want to think about how you will get money and cell phone service in your host country. There will also be a mandatory Pre-Departure Orientation where you can learn all about what it's like to be abroad, get some practical advice from past students, and meet other students who have studied in your host country.

  8. GO!!!

 

 

    HPU Study Abroad Application Deadline:

  • Spring or Winter  2018- October 13, 2017
  • Fall or Summer 2018 - March 16, 2018

 

    HPU Study Abroad Requirements:

  • One year of college credit
  • Intention to graduate from HPU
  • Minimum GPA 3.0
  • Good Academic and Judicial Standing
  • Spanish Speaking Countries: One semester of college level Spanish
  • Japan: One semester of college level Japanese
  • Some programs may have additional requirements

 

 

 

   HPU Study Abroad Application Process:

  • Make an Appointment to discuss your options- Students must meet with a Study Abroad advisor before applying.
  • Get your courses approved by your department using a Course Approval Request Form
  • Complete the HPU Study Abroad Application
  • Complete the application for your host university or program
  • Apply for your visa- there are often costs, paperwork, and sometimes travel associated with obtaining a student visa

 

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STUDY ABROAD AND INTERNATIONAL EXCHANGE PROGRAMS

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1164 BISHOP STREET (UB) SUITE 200 • HONOLULU, HI 96813

(808) 544-9326 • STUDYABROAD@HPU.EDU


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