In addition to making the University an “international
experience,” HPU also offers numerous opportunities for
students to experience studying and living abroad through the
Exchange Student Program. By enrolling in a Study Abroad (SA)
course, our students are able to study at partner universities
in a growing number of countries, including Australia, Japan,
Korea and Thailand, in Asia, and France, Germany, Monaco and
Sweden in Europe.
Through agreements with host universities in these countries,
HPU students take courses taught in English, and classes taken
abroad can be used to fulfill HPU degree requirements. Our students
pay HPU tuition and, because they are enrolled here, they can
use any scholarship, loan, or financial aid package for studying
abroad through this program.
Attending an HPU-affiliated exchange university is an excellent
way to learn a foreign language, immerse oneself in a different
culture, make international friends, and learn an academic subject
from a different perspective. A plus is the added dimension of
travel to new and exciting places.
Not only do our American students value these experiences,
but also numerous HPU international students use the exchange
to go to a foreign location to complement their HPU studies.
From my own perspective, one of the most exciting periods in
my life was the time I spent as a Peace Corps volunteer in Africa.
It gave me unique insights into another part of the world, one
I probably never would have experienced except for this opportunity.
I hope that you, too, can have a comparable exposure to living
and learning abroad by participating in our exchange program.
One of the missions of an HPU education is to cultivate global
citizens. To be a true global citizen, you need to experience
the world beyond your native borders. If you want to broaden
your intellectual and cultural horizons, look into spending a
semester abroad or consider participating in one of the short-term
programs (e.g., summer study in France, Japan, or Mexico) offered
under the auspices of HPU’s Exchange Student Program. You’ll
then truly be on your way to becoming a global citizen.