** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Marianist University Exchange - Chaminade University Honolulu
About the Program
The Marianist Exchange is a special opportunity provided to all students at UD, Chaminade University, and St. Mary's University in Texas. Students are selected for this opportunity according to both merit and character, and are expected to complete a service-learning component as part of their participation. It is a unique way to experience the Marianist educational environment in Honolulu!
Areas of Study
Most majors will find coursework that will apply towards their degree at UD. View CUH Catalog.
Students must be in good academic and disciplinary standing. In order to be eligible to participate in the Chaminade University Exchange Program, a student must satisfy the following requirements:
Completion of at least 30 degree hours at the University of Dayton prior to beginning classes at Chaminade University
Must have a current GPA of 2.5+ and no record of disciplinary violations
Approval from your Dean's office
Business students should contact their academic advisor and the SBA Advising Center before applying. Chaminade University is not an AACSB accredited business program and business courses will not transfer back to UD or satisfy UD business degree requirements.
Students will be selected based on the criteria mentioned above as well as their commitment to intercultural development and learning. For this reason, when completing the application, students should give special consideration to their essay. The essay should convey to the committee the student's interest in intercultural learning as well as the student's plans for using the Chaminade University Exchange Program to further develop intercultural competence.
Students will be required to participate in a pre-departure orientation in the semester prior to their program participation. Dates and times will be announced.
Cost and Refund Policy
Students will be responsible for UD Tuition (billed by UD), as well as the room, board, and travel costs associated with this program (arranged independently). Most financial aid will apply to the semester budget for each student.
It will open their eyes in the best way! I learned SO much about many different Pacific island cultures and made some of my best friends there - I miss them everyday. This exchange was the best decision I made in college yet and I'm willing to talk to anyone who wants more information about it!
Spring 2013 Participant
You are on your own a lot during this program, but explore as much as you can! It's beautiful. If able to, live off of campus in apartments near Waikiki. Go on hikes, to beaches, and food truck events, those are amazing! The bus takes a while but it'll be worth it.
I was able to go to a different place-by myself. I have gained confidence, and I feel like I have grown up.