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CIS Abroad: Semester in Hawaii (Third Party)

The Program

During your semester in Hawaii, you’ll be studying at Hawaii Pacific University, located on the island of Oahu. The private institution is home to 8,800 students, and 30 percent of them are international and come from more than 100 different countries. This unique “study abroad” experience combines quality American educational systems with global influences for a program that focuses on rigorous academics, relevant career education, and social responsibility. The school’s small class sizes mean that you can work directly with professors to get plenty of individualized attention.

The school is made up of two different campuses, which are linked together by a free shuttle. One campus is in a more urbanized setting, located in bustling downtown Honolulu, and one- the Hawaii Loa campus- is located on 135 tropical acres just 15 minutes away. You’ll find courses in disciplines like liberal arts, business, and nursing, along with a highly supportive faculty. To get more involved on campus and make friends with similar interests, you can join any number of clubs and activities! The school also has exceptional facilities like computer labs, libraries, tutoring services, wireless internet, laboratories, and communications facilities for broadcasting, multimedia, and journalism students.

The Academics

You will earn 12-18 graded UConn credits per semester upon completion of this program. Semester in Hawaii offers the chance to take classes in business administration, communication, international studies, liberal arts, natural sciences, and nursing at Hawaii Pacific University. Please click here to view the available semester courses. *Please note that Fall courses may not be available until mid- to late March.

In order to earn credit at UConn for courses completed on this program, individual courses must be approved by a designated UConn course evaluator and assigned a UConn course number. Complete instructions for this process can be found under Academics.

This list of course equivalents indicates courses that other students have taken in the past. It does not guarantee that they will be available when you participate in the program. If you want to take a course that is not on the list below click on “Academics” to access information on the course accreditation process.General Education course substitution: your school or college will decide if specific study abroad courses can be used to fulfill General Education Requirements. You will need to individually petition your school for the substitution.  For exact information, go to “Academics” and “Gen Ed Substitution”.

Note: All study abroad courses have to be assigned a UConn course department number by faculty departmental evaluators before they can be posted and later considered for any minor, major, gen ed, or elective credit.

UConn Dept. and # University Course Title Foreign # Foreign Course Credits Accreditation Expiration Date
BADM 1801 Introduction to Business BUS-1000-EO Introduction to Business 3 6/30/2022
POLS 1402 Introduction to International Relations INTR 1000 The International System 3 6/30/2022
PSYC 2700 Social Psychology 3300 Social Psychology 3 6/30/2022
PSYC 3883 Foreign Study 3440 Psychology of Gender 3 6/30/2022
PSYC 3883 Foreign Study 3140 Psychology of Substance Abuse 3 6/30/2022
PSYC 3883 Foreign Study 3240 Client Counseling and Interviewing 3 6/30/2022
SOCI 1001 Introduction to Sociology SOC-1000-B ntroduction to Sociology 3 6/30/2022

The Experience

You’ll live in studios in the spectacular Waikiki, with the ocean just a few minutes from your front door! Your housing will give you easy access to tons of shopping, restaurants, and nightlife, and is an easy 20 minute bus ride from the downtown campus. Each unit is recently refurbished and air-conditioned. They are generally doubles or triples- although you can have a single for an extra fee. Included are single beds, dressers, a bathroom with a shower, a desk and chair. Additionally, you will have a furnished kitchenette with a fridge, oven, stove, sink, and cabinets. Wireless internet is also available. Linens, and your pillow will be provided. Please bring your own bath towel. Your housing will have 24-hour security to keep you safe, and a pool and a barbecue area where you can hang out with your new friends!

Throughout the semester, you can take part in cultural excursions and field trips that introduce you to the splendors of Oahu. A day at the Polynesian Cultural Center, rain forest hikes, reef snorkeling, and an Aloha (Farewell) Dinner are among the activities offered in the past.  All are fun activities to enjoy with the new friends you will make while studying in Hawaii!


Please note that certain fees associated with this program will appear on your UConn fee bill. These fees are required in addition to the costs billed to you directly by the third party program provider. For exact information on these additional costs, please visit this program’s budget sheet by clicking the link below.

This program charges program fees and not tuition. This affects the types of financial aid that can be applied to defray the cost. Contact the UConn Office of Financial Aid Services for information regarding your individual financial aid package.

You may apply the following types of financial aid to the cost of this program: CT Aid for Public College Students Grant, Federal Title IV Funds including Pell Grant, SEOG, Stafford Loans, Perkins Loans, Parent Loans, and private scholarships.

You may not apply the following types of financial aid to the cost of this program: Federal Work Study, Tuition Remission Grant, University Grant, Tuition Waiver, and academic scholarships (such as Day of Pride, Nutmeg, Presidential, Leadership and Academic Excellence Scholarship).

Budget Sheets: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
The Details

  • Location: Honolulu, United States
  • Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit

Dates / Deadlines:

Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Academic Year 2018 03/08/2018 03/15/2018 TBD TBD
Fall 2018 03/08/2018 03/15/2018 TBD TBD
Spring 2019 10/01/2018 10/08/2018 TBD TBD

Fact Sheet:

Class status: 2nd Year, 3rd Year, 4th+ Year Academic area: Business, Humanities, Nursing, Sciences
Language of instruction: English Prior language study required:
Open to non-UConn students: No Required GPA: 2.5