HPU is a melting pot of students from all over the world,
but if you want to study in some of the countries represented
at the University, the HPU Student Exchange Program is worth
Students in various business areas have a variety of choices
in Europe. The Jonkoping International Business School, Umea
University, and Vaxjo University are Swedish schools offering
course work in English. Additionally, Vaxjo University offers
a Swedish Studies program suited to students majoring in international
studies and international relations.
The Berlin School of Economics also has business-related offerings,
plus gives exchange participants an opportunity to learn German.
If you want to study in the south of France, the University
of Monaco and CERAM-EAI Tech at Sophia-Antipolis are being
developed as student exchange venues set to begin next fall.
Deakin University at Geelong in South Australia is a popular
site offering classes in most of the majors given at HPU. Other
exchange sites in Australia are being explored because of the
large number of HPU students interested in studying there.
A minor in Japanese, plus credit for other HPU coursework,
is available through a two-semester program at Osaka Gakuin
University (for beginning students) and at Hakodate University
(for intermediate students). The latter school offers a scholarship
to HPU students to cover living expenses.
For a taste of Japan, one- month programs are offered each
June at Momoyama Gakuin University and Hokuriku University.
In addition to studying introductory Japanese, participants
visit local tourist attractions, interact with other international
students, and immerse themselves in Japanese culture through
social and extracurricular activities.
Now that HPU has started offering Korean language classes,
students wanting more exposure to the language and desiring
to study about Korea through courses in English can attend
Soonchunhyang University. This program offers a monthly living
stipend, airfare reimbursement and free dorm housing to native
English speakers willing to tutor Soonchunhyang students in
English. A representativeof Soonchunhyang University will visit
HPU on Monday, Sept. 29, to give an introduction to this program
at 10 a.m. in the President’s Conference Room, 2nd floor,
1166 Fort Street Mall.
Whereas the above-listed schools are for undergraduate students,
Johnathan Williams, an MBA student, is the first grad student
to study at Jonkoping International Business School, which
previously accepted HPU undergrads only. A new master’s-level
exchange program is in the works for Mahidol University in
Bangkok. Other choices for graduate students will be added
Participants in HPU student exchange programs pay HPU tuition
and all course credits earned abroad are automatically applied
to HPU degree requirements. For overviews of these exchange
students sites, type in “exchange programs” in
the search section on the HPU home page (www.hpu.edu).
For additional details , or for information and a list of
upcoming on-campus briefings by international students
from these schools,
call or e-mail Dr. William Zanella, associate dean of International
Exchange Programs, firstname.lastname@example.org; 544-1171.