Unpack Your Curiosity
Gaining international experience is a great way to expand your horizons, understand a different culture, challenge yourself and discover a part of you that you never knew existed. It gives you a chance to meet new and exciting people, learn a language, see some of the world’s most interesting landmarks and best of all, try delicious regional cuisine! Students who experience this “feast for all senses” will not only come back changed, but will have a better understanding of how the world works.
Scholarships for these programs are often available, and financial aid may apply to study abroad as well. If you plan your program carefully, credits can apply to your degree program at Chaminade.
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Study Abroad & Exchange Programs Eligibility
Through collaboration with University of Hawaii at Mānoa Study Abroad Center, AIFS and Semester at Sea students can participate in summer, semester, or year programs. Study locations include Argentina, Australia, China, Denmark, England, France, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, and Spain.
For more information about using your financial aid to fund your study abroad program, contact Chaminade University’s Office of Financial Aid at [email protected] or (808) 735-4780.
Marianist Exchange Program
Chaminade students have the opportunity to study at our sister universities.
- University of Dayton: Founded by the Marianists in 1850, has approximately 11,000 students and is the largest independent university in Ohio.
- Saint Mary’s University: Founded by the Marianists in San Antonio, Texas in 1852, has approximately 4,000 students.
For more information about the Marianist Exchange Program, please contact us at [email protected] or (808) 735-4815.
Study Abroad Myths
Don’t let the following myths about studying abroad or participating in an international programs discourage you from fulfilling your dreams!
Myth 1: You need to speak a foreign language
Fact: Some programs may require students to have the ability to speak another language but MOST programs don’t! Majority of the courses are taught in English.
Myth 2: It costs a lot more to study abroad
If you are receiving financial aid, you may be eligible to receive aid for semester programs. There is also an abundance of scholarships available for study abroad programs.
Myth 3: If I study abroad, it will push back my graduation date
With careful planning, you can incorporate study abroad into your academic plan without affecting your graduation date. It is imperative to speak with an advisor and plan out your courses wisely.
Myth 4: The courses that I take during my study abroad will not transfer back to Chaminade
Planning is essential in determining which courses to take and what will transfer back. Meet with an advisor and create a plan to include study abroad so that you can determine which classes to take overseas.