|Restrictions:||UD applicants only|
|Dates / Deadlines:|
|Program Type:||Exchange||Language of instruction:||English|
|Minimum GPA:||2.5||Housing Options:||On-campus housing|
|Class Eligibility:||02 Sophomore, 03 Junior, 04 Senior||Non-UD Students:||No|
|Field of study:||Business, Communications, Computer Science, Education, Engineering, Fine or Applied Arts, Foreign Languages, Health Sciences, History, Humanities, Marine Resource, Math, Media, Ocean Studies, Physical or Life Sciences, Social Sciences, Sports Management, Tourism & Hospitality||Program Advisor:||Heather Schieman|
|Academic Level:||Undergraduate||Max credit hours:||18|
Marianist University Exchange - Chaminade University Honolulu
About the Program
Chaminade University is the only catholic university in Hawaii. Founded on the same principles as UD, the Marianist tradition holds strong on their campus. Participants of the program will find many similarities between our universities and will feel at home in many of their teachings and beliefs. The first noticable difference, however, is Chaminade is much smaller in size and only serves roughly 3,000 students as opposed to UD's nearly 11,000 total enrollment. Secondly, Chaminade University, within those 3,000 students, has a very culturally diverse community providing our students with a very culturally rich experience right here in our own country. For more information check out our Pinterest Board to get up to date information on student organizations, tours of housing, maps of the city, and images of the campus.
The Marianist Exchange is a special opportunity provided to all students at UD, Chaminade University in Hawaii, 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!
Where is it Located?
Chaminade University is located in Honolulu on the Island of Oahu.
Areas of Study
Most majors will find courses at Chaminade University that will apply towards their degree at UD.
Please click on the subject offerings listed in the Chaminade University of Hawaii Catalog to see a complete and up to date list of the courses offered.
Some things to consider when browsing course offerings:
- Classes are subject to change and/or close. Always be sure to find ample classes for academic approval. This will give you courses to fall back on just in case one is not available as planned.
- Business majors - Chaminade is not an AACSB accredited school. Please speak to the Business advising center to be sure you have ample courses left in your four year plan to attend the program.
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.
Pre-departure is MANDATORY for all accepted participants and will be held on a Friday afternoon (subject to change).
Dates and times will be announced within your application as they are scheduled.
Cost and Refund Policy
Students will be responsible for the following:
UD Tuition (billed by UD)
Room and board (Billed by Chaminade)
Travel costs associated with this program (arranged independently)
* Most financial aid will apply to the semester budget, please be sure to talk to a Financial Aid Counselor in the Flyers First Office for up to date information.
Additional Information and Things to Consider
|Conor C Feldmann, Spring 2014 Participant|
|4 months in Hawaii...you would be crazy not to at least consider it. I absolutely love UD so choosing to leave for a semester was nerve-racking for me, but there was not a single moment in Hawaii when I regretted my decision. For those considering this program, let me leave you with this: There are always a million reasons not to do something. Yes, you will miss your family and friends; it's very true that Hawaii is an expensive place to live; and yep, if you go during Spring you will miss St. Paddy's Day at UD. But those things are an afterthought as you're swimming with sea turtles, climbing volcanoes, or jumping off waterfalls.|
|Fall 2013 Participant|
|I really enjoyed my trip to Chaminade University. It's a great location for those students who enjoy outdoor activities! The temperature and landscaping is perfect for the active, nature-lover. The culture is truly unique and I recommend diving into it head first.|
|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.|
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|Most memorable experience|
My most memorable experience was during spring break when I went to Maui for vacation. During the trip I had an opportunity to swim through a lava tube which is something that I had only seen in the movies. Even though I was absolutely terrified, today I am glad that I can look back and say that I had the courage to conquer my fear.
|— Britney Hines, Spring 2012|
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