Interested in going abroad? Want to eat churros in Spain or
go surfing in Australia? HPU’s student exchange program
offers these opportunities and more.
My goal is to link the study abroad programs to the academic
programs,” said Dr. Jon Davidann, director of the International
Exchange and Study Abroad programs.
We want the students to want to go,” he added, explaining
that students should be able not only to enrich their global
knowledge but also to advance their degree.
Study abroad programs are ideal for students minoring a language.
Spanish and Japanese minors are currently offered and Davidann
wants to add Korean and Chinese so students can receive academic
credit for those minors while studying in the country.
Students are encouraged to travel during their sophomore or
junior years while they still have general education courses
We have about 30 agreements with schools in these countries,
and we are looking to expand our program in England, Korea,
France, China, Australia, Am-sterdam, and Scandinavia,” said
Students can apply for a one semester or a full year abroad.
Davidann recommends the year program because he believes that
when students submerge themselves in a culture, they come back
completely changed persons.
The first question I ask the student is why he or she wants
to study abroad. It is important that the student have an interest
in the foreign country and keeps an openmind,” Davidann
For details about past programs, see stories pages four and
five about student travel abroad to Mexico.
For more information about the two programs, visit the HPU
Web site or call Davidann at (808) 543- 0811.