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Student Testimonials

“Making the decision to go to Chaminade University of Honolulu was nothing more than, “when do I leave?” I heard about the opportunity my freshman year as something resembling a rumor. After investigating my study abroad options, I learned that studying in Hawaii was, in fact, a possibility. I chose to spend my junior year, winter semester at Chaminade. It was the best decision I’ve made thus far in my life. I was exposed to experiences that I never fathomed available. Where my knowledge regarding diversity lacked, it was compensated for in Hawaii. I met a great realm of people spanning from countries that I knew little about. My hall mates were never shy about educating me on their cultures. The professors at Chaminade were extremely influential; not only on the academic stance, but also on living life in general. The four months I spent on an island, in the middle of an ocean was the most amazing and life changing period of my life. The things I learned in Hawaii, are without question, lessons that will be apart of me forever.”

- Kim Hausfeld, University of Dayton, Class of 2004
Art Education, 2003 Winter Semester at CUH

A group of UD students hanging out in front of CUH.

“This experience has given me the opportunity to learn so much about myself and new cultures. By living on campus I met many Chaminade students from all over the world. These people have welcomed me into their lives, and openly taught me about their cultures.

I joined the Hawaiian Club, and have learned about the Hawaiian culture, some words in Hawaiian and how to hula.

Oahu offers an extensive bus and trolley system. My friends and I were able to get around the island, seeing beautiful beaches and native plants and animals. My favorite was snorkeling in Hanauma Bay and seeing a Honu (turtle) right in front of me.”

- Nichole Davis, University of Dayton, Class of 2006
Psychology/Education, 2003-04 academic year at CUH

“Coming to Chaminade University was one of the best decisions of my college career! CUH allowed me to befriend an entire new group of people from various parts of the world. The diversity of Hawaii also challenged me to involve myself in new experiences. For example, I joined the Hawaiian Club and learned to dance hula! Some of the Chaminade students also taught me how to surf! What a great experience! I enjoyed my experience of Hawaii and Chaminade so much that I decided to come back! I am currently employed at Chaminade University of Honolulu and I am working on a master’s degree in psychology. If you are interested, I recommend taking the risk! Hope to see you soon. Aloha!”

- Rick Collins, University of Dayton, Class of 2003, Religious Studies, 2001 Fall Semester at CUH