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Hawaii Pacific University

English Foundations Program (EFP); Proficiency in English Program (PEP)
Honolulu, Hawaii USA



School Introduction

Established in 1965, HPU is the largest, independent, private, comprehensive university in the state of Hawaii. Its 9, 000 students come from all 50 U.S. states as well as from more than 100 countries. Student may choose from more than 50 undergraduate and graduate programs including Business, Computer Science, Travel Industry Management, Oceanography, MBA, MA, MS, and MSIS, and long- and short-term English programs. Its English Language Program is the 3rd largest in the U.S. International student services include airport pickup, orientation sessions, free tutoring and academic advising and assistance with visas, passports, government regulations, immigration and housing.

ESL Program Introduction

The EFP is the academic, for-credit program preparing students to successfully enter an undergraduate or graduate degree program at HPU. Students choose from a variety of courses in speaking, writing, reading, listening comprehension, and grammar.

PEP, the four-week intensive English program has a small class size, a relaxed yet stimulating atmosphere for developing listening and speaking skills, and a focus on practical skills to increase student confidence in using English in daily and professional life. During the 20 class hours each week, students gain fluency and confidence speaking about a variety of topics. Through planned activities, students also experience and learn about the culture and beauty of Hawai'i.

Background Data

Schedule & Fees

English Foundations Program (EFP):
Year Semester or Term Beginning Date Ending Date
2008 Spring January 22 May 11
2008 Summer 1 May 12 June 27
2008 Summer 2 June 2 August 20
2008 Summer 3 June 16 August 1
2008 Summer 4 June 30 August 20
2008 Fall September 2 December 14

EFP Tuition:
Spring or Fall: $6, 500
Summer I, II, III, IV: $765/course

Application Fee: $50
Housing and living: $1, 200/month

Proficiency in English Program (PEP):
March PEP: 2/24 - 3/21/03 (4 weeks)
April PEP: 3/31 - 4/25/03 (4 weeks)
June PEP: 6/2 - 6/27/03 (4 weeks)
July PEP: 6/30 - 7/25/03 (4 weeks)
August PEP: 7/28 - 8/22/03 (4 weeks)
October PEP: 10/6 - 10/31/03 (4 weeks)
November PEP: 11/3 - 11/26/03 (4 weeks)

PEP Tuition: $795(4 weeks)
Additional 4 week terms: $795

Application Fee: $50
Housing and Living: $1, 200

2007 dates
October PEP October 01 to October 26
November PEP October 29 to November 21

2008 dates
March PEP February to 25 March 20
April PEP March 31 to April 25
July PEP June 30 to July 25
August PEP July 28 to August 24
October PEP October 6 to October 31
November PEP November 3 to November 26

Special Courses & Features

Contact Info

English Foundations Program (EFP); Proficiency in English Program (PEP)
Hawaii Pacific University
1164 Bishop Street, Suite 1100
Honolulu, Hawaii 96813

(808) 543-8088
(808) 543-8065