HPU Reviews (11)

HPU Reviews (11)

North America
1. Preparation for the stay abroad 1.1. Candidature The application to the university went smoothly. In order to apply to the HPU, you must submit, among other things, the intermediate work of your home university that has been translated into English. The university also requires proof of adequate vaccination protection (measles, mumps, rubella) and good knowledge of English (e.g. in the form of a standardized English test: CAE, IELTS or ITB-TOEFL). Under the item "Proof of Financial Sponsorship" you must also prove that you, a member of your family or acquaintance have $ 12,930 (the expenses per semester estimated by the HPU, including living costs). For a year of study, this is equivalent to $ 25,860. All in all, it is advisable to plan enough time for the preparation of…
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HPU Reviews (10)

HPU Reviews (10)

North America
Hi everyone, I really had a very good time in Hawaii!  The Hawaii Pacific University's application documents should contain information about the choice of course, which should be binding. A subsequent change of your courses was only possible for an additional fee of 30 USD if the desired course still had a free place. Accommodation: In general, the search for accommodation is a bit more time-consuming than in other cities. On Oahu, the demand is very high, especially at the beginning of the semester, which of course also leads to high rental prices. Personally, I only took a few hours to look for an apartment and I was very lucky to get a bed in a double room for $ 550 at Hawaii Student Housing. Fortunately, I didn't get a Roommate…
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HPU Reviews (9)

HPU Reviews (9)

North America
The organization of my stay abroad went very smoothly and didn't take very long. I made the decision to study at Hawaii Pacific University (HPU) quite late because I initially planned to apply to a university in Australia. The beginning of the semester did not fit into my planning, because the semester in Australia starts on August 1st and I still had several important appointments in August. In addition, the semester abroad at the universities that I researched (including Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne) is surprisingly much more expensive (approx. 9,000 AUD) compared to Hawaii ($ 765 per credit with 9 credits compulsory (see here)). The entire semester fee (of around $ 6,500) was borne by me, at the exchange rate at that time, from the subsidy from the Foreign Office.…
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HPU Reviews (8)

HPU Reviews (8)

North America
Preparation and arrival A visa is required for the USA , which you can apply for online and then have an interview at the embassy (e.g. Berlin). This is more of a formality and the visa is sent to you by post after about a week. The total cost of the visa is around € 350. I applied in January for the coming autumn semester and after 3-4 weeks I received an acceptance from the HPU . With health insurance you have to make sure that it meets the requirements of the HPU, which the German health insurance companies usually do. If you stay longer than a semester, a tuberculosis test is also necessary. Financing the stay abroad / costs on site The biggest cost considerations are clearly the tuition,…
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HPU Reviews (7)

HPU Reviews (7)

North America
Preparation Before the semester abroad starts, there are of course some preparations to be made. Especially for things like visa appointment at the embassy and flight booking you should take enough time. The appointment at the Consulate General in Munich had to be reserved in advance and I had to wait about 2 weeks until something was available again. After a long research, I booked my flights about 3 months before departure (both outward and return flights). You should also think about where you will spend the first few nights when you arrive (unless you are lucky enough to find a permanent apartment in advance). Here I have 10 days at the Waikiki Beachside Hostel. For further requirements such as proof of vaccination, course selection, etc., the information from example.com…
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HPU Reviews (6)

HPU Reviews (6)

North America
Aloha :-), I'll make it short and practical for everyone who would like to study at the HPU: The course was great fun and I wouldn't prefer any other university to the HPU. I would decide exactly the same again. Hawaii offers PERFECT conditions for a great time and the university is really good and I have taken a lot with me from the islands for my further studies, but also for my life. Hawaii takes you further in every way - it's a magical place. But: It is also up to you what you make of it. Hawaii is not what you see in Hollywood movies (that too, but ...). There is a lot of military in Hawaii, Honolulu is a huge city with many rich and beautiful, but…
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HPU Reviews (5)

HPU Reviews (5)

North America
Selection and preparation From the beginning of my studies it was clear to me that I wanted to spend my 6th semester abroad. When it came to looking more closely at the possibilities, I realized that I really want to travel to a country where I can surf or learn it properly. My university has a few partner universities, but hardly in places where you can really surf all year round and do not need B2 Spanish, such as in Brazil. And the way I am, I started to spin a bit and thought to myself "Why don't I go back to the roots moderately to the place where I was born surfing?" - to Hawaii. The crazy idea slowly but surely became a reality when I applied to HPU.…
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HPU Reviews (4)

HPU Reviews (4)

North America
Aloha! I'm on Flight HA 12 from Honolulu to San Francisco, 40000 feet above the Pacific Ocean. It is Sunday, February 12th 2012, a strange feeling to leave Hawaii and all the friends. What remains are countless memories of an unbelievable time and an unbelievable semester in Honolulu at Hawaii Pacific University (HPU). My experience report should be an attempt to help you to get an idea of ​​what half a year in Hawaii can mean. But if you're just reading this report and considering a semester in Oahu, my advice; do it!! I am studying business administration at the University of St. Gallen and have completed my fifth semester at the HPU in Honolulu. Since I did not achieve the required average of 4.5 in the assessment year, it…
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HPU Reviews (3)

HPU Reviews (3)

North America
Before I address all the individual points, I would like to anticipate that the semester at the HPU is an amazing experience and, despite the high cost, was worth every penny. Candidature The way to apply as a free mover is certainly not easy and often very time-consuming, especially when it comes to correspondence and the exchange of documents. However, this additional effort was significantly relieved by your website. There was no email request too many and every concern was dealt with with urgency. The HPU generally has long processing times because the university is gaining in popularity and few people deal with your concerns. Should you want to swap courses towards the beginning of the semester, you will experience the whole thing "live". In the end, it was a…
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HPU Reviews (2)

HPU Reviews (2)

North America
Aloha! - Aloha is in pretty much everything positive on Oahu - be it a greeting, a sign of affection or just that very specific “Aloha spirit” that people spread. I went to the 6-week Summer Term at Hawai'i Pacific University with a fellow FHDW student last summer and we noticed one thing very quickly: The people on Oahu are mostly very optimistic and relaxed.Other people, who one would perhaps describe as “something of their own” in this country, are accepted and integrated there just as they are and everyone comfortably goes their own way. Nevertheless, this deep relaxation can sometimes be a bit nerve-wracking, for example if you meet friends for an excursion at 11 am, which according to "Hawaiian Time" is often interpreted as 1 am. Nevertheless, the…
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HPU Reviews (1)

HPU Reviews (1)

North America
I was at Hawai'i Pacific University for a semester abroad (undergraduate level) in the spring of 2013 and I enjoyed it so much in Hawaii that I will be back in 2017 to do my MBA there - so I know both perspectives . This report will primarily focus on the HPU's MBA program. Application process: The application process for the HPU's MBA program is easy to master if you are aware that you have to deal with a lot of paperwork and organizational effort - this is ALWAYS the case when you want to go abroad, and it is definitely feasible. It is good to know that the HPU will definitely accept you if the application documents are submitted in full. For the HPU, students are “paying customers” and…
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Kwantlen Polytechnic University Student Review

Kwantlen Polytechnic University Student Review

North America
Preface First of all I have to say that personally I couldn't have chosen a better city than Vancouver and it was an unforgettable, beautiful and enriching time for me. Overall rating therefore 6 out of 5 stars (bonus) !! Why? You can read that below. Procedure Preparation I have to admit that I generally like to approach everything calmly and a little haphazardly. I only decided on the semester abroad itself after the actual application deadline. I had resolved to organize an apartment before the flight , or at least to know the housing market, but I didn't really research it until the day of arrival; I booked my first 2 nights accommodation in the hostel the night before the flight, etc. But ... everything worked out perfectly !…
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San Diego State University Student Review

San Diego State University Student Review

North America
I had a lot of respect and also a little afraid of going abroad. However, I don't regret taking this step for a second and I really recommend everyone who has the opportunity to have such an experience to do it themselves! Since the FH Düsseldorf is not a partner university of the San Diego State (SDSU), I was responsible for planning administrative and organizational things myself - which I had respect for. My preparations for the semester abroad in San Diego turned out to be easier than I thought. I felt very well informed and never had any nasty surprises. Thanks to my own savings, support from BAFöG abroad and an educational loan from KfW Bank, I had enough money for the adventure in San Diego according to the…
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University of California Davis Student Review

University of California Davis Student Review

North America
I'm studying the English master's degree in Environmental Sciences in Freiburg and wanted to study in California for a semester . My aunt, who lives near San Francisco, told me about UC Davis that the university was good for my focus on ecology / environment / wildlife . Fortunately for UC Davis you don't have to take a TOEFL test , you can also take the DAAD test and with me they also accepted the Oxford Online Placement Test, along with three academic English texts that I wrote during my studies in Freiburg. That was probably an exception. The Global Study Program (GSP) team was always very helpful and answered all of my emails in a helpful way. After I was accepted, I took care of the visa (5 weeks…
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Exchange Study in Honduras

Exchange Study in Honduras

North America
Honduras is located in the middle of Central America and borders Guatemala, El Salvador and Nicaragua. The north-facing coast faces the Caribbean Sea, and to the south, Honduras has a small strip of coastline facing the Pacific Ocean. Off the Caribbean coast are a number of small tropical islands, Islas de la Bahia. A very large part of the country is covered by mountains. The country is especially known for bla. having preserved an entire city of ruins from the highly civilized Mayan culture, and its stunning natural areas - in fact, the government has set aside almost a quarter of the country for either national parks or nature reserves. The La Mosquitia jungle is part of a large UNESCO-protected rainforest area with a huge flora and fauna. The area…
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