EAI Tech Ceram, located near Cannes, received Monica McCary (public
relations) as HPU’s first exchange student last spring.
This fall, April Bothelo (psychology), Mary Anne Eisma (pre-med)
and Christina Herring (environmental studies/IS) are there
taking a variety of general education courses. Selim Cherradi
el Fadili, the first EAI Tech student at HPU, is here this
fall taking visual communications-related classes. Brenda
Weiler (international relations) took a special “Communicating
Across Cultures” summer seminar at the Institut National
des Telecommunication, as the first exchange student at this
school outside of Paris.
Steve Zarubnicky (general business) returned to HPU from a
spring semester taking German language classes and business
(in English) at the Berlin School of Economics. Joining him on
campus is Jana Winterberg, a fall exchange student from Berlin.
Three students working towards a minor in Japanese are currently
studying at two exchange sites in Japan. Leila Vongey and Brian
Clayton (international studies) are at Osaka Gakuin University
for two semesters, replacing Michael Blodgett (international
studies) and Shiuan-Hong Lin (marketing) who have returned to
HPU to continue their studies. Ryan Ishikawa (3-2 engineering)
is at Hakodate University, where he receives grants from both
the university and the city government. Walter Sanchez (international
relations) completed a July program at Hokuriku University where
he participated in an international program with students from
China, Korea, and Mongolia.
Soonchunhyang University gives HPU exchange students a $125-per-week
stipend, a free dorm room, and air transportation, in return
for 15 hours of English tutoring per week. This stipend and a
curriculum to learn about Korea in English while taking Korean
language classes has attracted Johanny Fernandez and, Rafael
Figueroa (international relations), Lorena Martinez-Carrasco
(theater), Natalie Park (anthropology), Lani Soon (visual com),
Mishalla Spearing (anthropology), and Christina Speed (environmental
studies) to attend this fall. They join Brian Martin (international
relations), continuing at Soonchunhyang for a second semester.
For this academic year, Jong-hyun Shin and Yoon-mi Kim are at
HPU as exchange students from Soonchunhyang.
A new exchange program at International University of Monaco
was launched this semester. Nana Gigloaeva (international relations),
Klaudia Racic (political science), Candice Wesemeyer (marketing)
and Jennifer Weisman (accounting/finance) are taking classes
there until December.
Sandra Gustafsson is spending the fall semester at HPU as an
exchange student from Umeå University. She joins Brett
Grau (international business) who returned from Umeå as
HPU’s first exchange student there. Peter Warda Arbili
is here this fall as an exchange student from Jönköping
International Business School.
John Rajeski (MBA) took graduate courses last spring at Mahidol
University’s College of Management. In return, Mahidol
sent Nitisapa Chuthakan to HPU for summer MBA classes. Starting
this semester, Mahidol also is accepting HPU undergraduates into
its International College program at Salaya. Marcus Klang (international
business) is our first student to attend.
To provide more information about the University’s Exchange
Student Program, Dr. William Zanella, associate dean, International
Exchange Program, will host a meeting at the Sea Warrior Center
on Oct. 7, from 1 to 2:30 p.m. HPU representatives who visit
these schools will be there, along with present and former exchange
students. Refreshments will be served and information distributed.
Now is the time to consider signing up for a spring 2005
exchange student opportunity. For information: firstname.lastname@example.org;