Hawai'i Pacific University

Year of foundation: 1965
Approx. number of students: 4,000
Period of study: August - December; January - May
MCI partner since: 2011

The City

Honolulu is the capital and the most populous city of the U.S. state of Hawaii. Honolulu is the southernmost major U.S. city. Although the name "Honolulu" refers to the urban area on the southeastern shore of the island of Oahu, the city and county government are consolidated as the City and County of Honolulu which covers the entire island. For statistical purposes, the U.S. Census Bureau recognizes the urban part of Honolulu as a census-designated place. Honolulu is a major financial center of the islands of the Pacific Ocean. Honolulu has approx. 370,000 inhabitants. Honolulu is the most populous state capital relative to state population. In the Hawaiian language, Honolulu means "sheltered bay" or "place of shelter". The city has been the capital of the Hawaiian islands since 1845 and gained historical recognition following the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor near the city on December 7, 1941, and as the birthplace of Barack Obama, the 44th President of the United States.

The University

Hawai‘i Pacific University (HPU) is the largest private, non-profit university in the State of Hawai'i and one of the most culturally diverse private institutions in the US. HPU is home to over 4,000 students from Hawai‘i, the mainland, and over 70 countries around the world. HPU offers over 200 undergraduate and graduate courses in the arts, education, business, communications, engineering, and sciences. Fusing HPU's unmatched cultural diversity with personal support and a deliberately intimate learning environment, including classroom study and experiential learning, empowers students to get up-close and personal with the subjects they are passionate about. HPU's centralized campus in downtown Honolulu and an Oceanic Institute bordering the Pacific Ocean, enable students to enjoy the best of both worlds, a vibrant, international city and a stunningly-beautiful, tropical setting.