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Ama Eng

I am a graduate of the undergraduate business program at HPU was very knowledgeable.

I ended up choosing HPU because of the helpful International Center staff also because of HPU’s beautiful location in Hawaii.What I like most is the multiculturalism at HPU.I have never met so many people from different places; now, I have friends from all over the world. I used to speak four languages, but now I have picked up even more languages from the new friends that I’ve made here!

HPU even has Intercultural Day, which gives us a chance to share our home country equally at HPU.

Natascha, Brazil

Natascha Ometto
Florianopolis, Brazil
General Business

I found out about HPU because a good friend of mine was already studying here.  She convinced me to come by telling me that HPU is a really good school teach you what is happening right now.

Classes such as Human Resources Management finding business contacts.

They also set up meetings with well-known companies who need new employees so I could meet with business people face-to-face.  I got an internship at Sheraton Waikiki as the Front Office Manager, which was a good experience for me because Hawaii has the best travel industry in the world.I also really like the environment at HPU.   There are people from so many places with different perspectives.  I even had a chance to study abroad after learning about it during a presentation in class.  HPU students can go to so many places all over the world to learn a language!

I went to Seville, Spain to take history Mathieu, France

Mathieu Milani
B.A. in Environmental Studies Transfer Student

I first heard about HPU because it has a partnership with my former university in France.  I also met Stefanie Demin while in France business.  Once I arrived in Hawaii in January 2010, I was pleasantly surprised by the nice, warm welcome that I received from everyone at HPU.   I am glad to be a student at one of the most international universities in the world.

Before I arrived at HPU, I didn’t realize that the downtown campus would be in a busy business district.  The way that the campus is undefined allows students mingle with business people, which is very unique.   On the Windward Hawaii Loa campus, students are able to be closer to nature surf, which are also things that I enjoy about being in Hawaii.

I have also been impressed by the technology at HPU such as the computer systems, projectors etc., which make learning easier see others’ point of view, they also have opened my mind about how things are done in the United States.

I also feel that my education at HPU will prepare me well for the future.  Here, I am able to get the qualifications that will be desirable when I enter the working world.  Because my program is a mix of science Masaru, Japan

Masaru Moromisato
BA in International Relations

I found out about HPU when I was attending a community college in Seattle, Washington. I was looking for a university that would provide cultural experience, small size classes, lots of nature. HPU was exactly what I was looking for.

Multiculturalism at HPU is so remarkable that you could not ever imagine interacting with so many people from different countries at other universities. Being Japanese born in Peru, I see myself quite culturally open minded. My family I was raised there since then. However, since my parents were also born in Peru, the unique background unconsciously helped me build a flexible mindset. HPU still impresses me every day with its diversity: By going to classroom or simply walking on campus. The number of European students is significant, thus allowing me to learn more about new different perspectives without paying for an air ticket to Europe or any other places where I have never been yet.

Maximum class size of 25 students is rare you can even have long lasting friendships with your instructors.

Having the Hawaii Loa Campus surrounded by mountains is entertaining definitely is the University that I would like to recommend to others too.


Eirik, Norway

Eirik, Norway
MA in Communication

Before I came to HPU, I already had some international experience: For example; my first encounter with American culture as an exchange student in North Carolina back in 1998, also, a semester on a small East Coast college in the early millennium after I had to return to serve a matory year in the army. I  spent the last two years prior to HPU in Copenhagen, Denmark, completing my bachelor of education that I began at the most northern university in the world, the University of Tromsø, Norway.

Later, I realized that I needed a dramatic change in my life, climate-wise as much as a need to go where I hadn’t gone before.
I met Lilian Hallstrom at a fair in Denmark. The graduate program in Communication at HPU sounded appealing to me. Additionally, the Hawai’i location the English language played a crucial role in my decision to come to HPU.

So, I came to Hawaii in Fall 2008 as a graduate student. I decided to study communication in its broad aspect as it’s such a multifaceted field that studying the bigger picture of communication would give me much more fundamental knowledge tools necessary for my career in media-related fields. In the new work force we need to be able to multitask.

What I really like about HPU is that it really makes me feel like a Cosmopolitan Earthling. From students of different cultures here at HPU I learn that, we are one people on one planet, who need to respect one another make our world a better place.

For this same reason, I recently took a summer program at HPU produce positive message about this beautiful country.

Class sizes at HPU are relatively small group has to offer.

Currently I am exploring the Beatniks influence in literature felliphe, Brazil

Felliphe Castro
Sao Paulo, Brazil
BA in International Business

It has always been my dream to come to Hawaii.  When I was deciding to come to HPU, I spoke to Gui Albieri from the International Center because he is also from Brazil.  He was very friendly now I’m in the International Business program.

I like the atmosphere at HPU because it’s unique from most colleges.  Here, you can meet people from all over the world HPU’s location in the middle of Honolulu’s downtown business district allows students to interact with business people.

There are also many good resources on campus for HPU students.  The Career Center is helpful friendly.

I have learned many things since coming to HPU.  I have to be really organized Yasemin, Germany

Yasemin Karabudak
BA in International Relations

Aloha! I am Yasemin Karabudak, an international student from Germany. Trusting my heart in decision making delighted my life with great experiences. Based on my experiences in the United States as an exchange student in 2006/07 I decided to study International Relations at Hawai’i Pacific University.

I started my studies at HPU in fall 2009 Staff of HPU on a daily basis.

My multicultural background Valdete, Sweden

Valdete Sylaj
BA in Advertising

I came to HPU in Fall 2009.  I first became interested in coming to HPU after meeting Lilian Hallstrom, in Sweden at a seminar where she spoke about HPU had great things to say about the school.

The best thing about HPU is the small class sizes, which I love.  The teachers are very good there were 200 people in each class!  I feel that I am learning more here at HPU.

I also like that most of the professors teach you to think for yourself feel comfortable in expressing myself here.

That many student worker positions available on campus is another aspect of HPU that I like.  These positions allow students to work within the school to earn some extra money Quynh, Vietnam

Quynh Dao
BA in
 International Business

I have been studying at HPU since Spring 2009.  I found out about HPU when I was studying at St. Joseph High School in Hilo, on the Big Isl I knew that it would be a good place to study International Business.

One thing that I really like about HPU is how small the classes are so I have a good chance to have personal interaction with both my peers languages.

Another thing that I like about HPU is that it’s easy to be involved in many activities, clubs networking connections.

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Aleksra Stankovic
Stockholm, Sweden
BA in Advertising

I found out about Hawai`i Pacific University through  he offered me to an opportunity to come play for his team, so I said why not—it’s Hawai`i!  Hawai`i has always been a place that I wanted to visit, so when I was offered a position on the tennis team at HPU, I was thrilled.  I began my studies here in Fall 2008.

So far, one thing that I really like about HPU is that the people are so friendly I love to represent HPU on the tennis court.

Also, because of the multiculturalism on campus get the job that I’m dreaming of!

Washington TImes

When U.S. officials were trying to broker a deal to end the bloody 20-year civil war between Sudan South Sudan in 2005, they had an in with the elusive guerrilla fighter leading the south’s shadowy rebel forces.

Before John Garang took up arms at the helm of the Sudan People’s Liberation Army, he spent four years at Iowa’s Grinnell College earning doctorate from Iowa State University in agricultural economics.

The portrait of the Dinka tribesman universities, a source of “soft power” that has boosted the country’s interests in often surprising ways.

Long before Mohamed Morsi rose through the ranks of Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood to win the country’s post-revolution presidential election, he was a Trojan at the University of Southern California earning a doctorate in engineering from the Los Angeles school.

Other high-profile international figures, including Georgian President Mikhail Saakashvili, King Abdullah of Jordan, former U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan ascending to power.

The State Department lists nearly 300 world leaders, current its culture.

“We have been the most open to students from other countries. That’s why we continue to be the leading destination country, ing of the United States.”

Beyond the Ivies

While the usual suspects at the top of the American higher-education totem pole — Harvard, Yale, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Stanford, Columbia, to name a few — can claim more than their fair share of internationally powerful alumni, state institutions some lesser-known schools also have taken advantage of the trend.

The University of Wisconsin, for example, counts among its alumni officials from Bangladesh, Jordan, Peru, Sri Lanka .

Louisiana State University boasts alumni who went on to prominent positions in Costa Rica, Honduras other nations come through its doors.

The University of Chicago trained the now-famous “Chicago Boys,” a group a Chilean economists who went on to greatly influence that country’s monetary policy.

“It’s not only the Harvards, but sometimes state colleges in unknown places are recruiting a lot of these international students. The global market Public Affairs. “Some of these colleges have done very well in recruiting these students from overseas. They’ve done very, very good work.”

The State Department the University of Colorado School of Mines (energy minister).

The federal government’s Fulbright Program, analysts say, deserves significant credit for the influx of foreign students — both future leaders offers grants to foreigners to attend U.S. institutions, assuming that they have the necessary grades to do so.

Rising numbers

In the 2010-11 school year, the number of foreign students in U.S. schools shot up to 723,277, an increase of 5 percent from the previous year, Institute of International Education has risen 32 percent over the past decade.

The institute’s data warm relationships with the U.S.

Chinese students accounted for much of the recent growth, with the total number from the burgeoning Asian power increasing by 23 percent overall by 43 percent at the undergraduate level.

In the 2010-11 school year Afghanistan, among others — also have sent their young people to the U.S.

Few countries, specialists say, bar students from attending top-notch American schools for political reasons, recognizing that the skills they gain in U.S. classrooms will be invaluable when they return home.

“I can’t see any regimes, other than maybe North Korea or Cuba, where there are limitations for people to go out the U.S., Mr. Balan said. “Very few times, [the animosity] becomes an insurmountable barrier to people who want to come study in the U.S.”


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Millions of prospective students learn about U.S. study opportunities through State Department
supported EducationUSA advising centers abroad.

342 current or former Heads of State, Ambassadors, Ministers as well as people in other positions of leadership/power in their respective home countries who all studied in the United States.

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The number of international students attending U.S. colleges continues to grow, about a third are from China, according to a report issued today.

In the 2012-13 school year, 235,597 of the 819,644 international students on U.S. campuses, or 28.7 percent, arrived from China, according to the annual Open Doors Report on International Educational Exchange published by the Institute of International Education.

The number of students from China increased 21.4 percent from the previous year.

Following China, the top “places of origin” are  India, South Korea, Saudi Arabia Canada, the report said. That order has  not changed for years. Those five account for about 60 percent of all international students.

However, Brazil each saw a more than 20 percent increase in students attending U.S. colleges.

There are now 40 percent more international students studying at U.S. colleges than a decade ago, the rate of increase has risen steadily for the past three years, the report said.

Universities in Ohio le the academic challenges.

Ohio again ranks eighth in the country in international student enrollment, with 28,401 students, an increase of 7.5 percent from the previous year.

Ohio State University, with 6,478 international students, ranks 15th in the country, Mumbai, India. It plans to open an office in Brazil.

Following OSU in international enrollment are the University of Cincinnati with 2,939 students; Kent State University with 2,406, Ohio University with 1,890 1,750 international students.

While Ohio’s universities have seen steady gains, international enrollment at Kent State has grown by a large margin – from 1,503 students in 2010 to 2,406 in 2012.


“The global competition to recruit talented students is rapidly increasing,” said David Di Maria, Kent State’s director of international programs promote positive international relations.”

International students make up slightly under four percent of total student enrollment at the graduate undergraduate level combined, the Open Doors report said. International students’ spending in all 50 states contributed approximately $24 billion to the U.S. economy.

The report also documents the number of U.S. students who study abroad. That number increased by three percent, to 283,332 students in 2011-2012, the report said.

Study abroad by American students has more than tripled over the past two decades, from approximately 71,000 students in 1991 to the record number in 2011.

Despite these increases, fewer than 10 percent of all U.S. college students study abroad at some point during their undergraduate years. And most of them stay for only a semester.

“The careers of all of our students will be global ones, in which they will need to function effectively in multi-national teams,” said Institute of International Education President Allan Goodman in a news release. “They will need to underst the wider community.”

Commenting on the fact that 90 percent of American undergraduates still do not study abroad, Goodman said, “We need to increase substantially the number of U.S. students who go abroad so that they too can gain the international experience which is so vital to career success ing.”