Exchange Program-China

Yangzhou University

About Yangzhou University
Yangzhou University (YZU) is located in Yangzhou, where Marco Polo once served as a municipal official. Yangzhou is a city, rich with 2,500 years history and culture in China. YZU is well recognized for its ongoing research projects towards the sciences.  This university has a very large student body of over thirty thousand. Yangzhou offers students and opportunity to learn from a different cultural perspective though what the classroom and culture clubs offer. Students interested in learning about programs in Yangzhou University and what it has to offer can visit the YZU website.

Location:  Yangzhou, China 


Academics Available:  Yangzhou University is open to all majors.

Dates to Remember:


Application Due

Study Abroad Dates

Fall Semester

See Melissa Matsubara

See Melissa Matsubara

Spring Semester

See Melissa Matsubara

February 24- July 8

* Please remember HPU Study Abroad Application Deadline is Mid-March for Fall and Mid-October for Spring. 

Admission Requirements:

  • Must have attended HPU for one semester
  • Must intend to graduate from HPU
  • Must have at least a minimum GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Must be fluent in English
  • Four semesters of College Level Chinese or the equivalent

Application Procedure:

  • Complete the Student Exchange Program data sheet.
  • Schedule and attend a formal interview with Melissa Matsubara
  • Be prepared to discuss your motives for studying abroad and your degree plan.
  • Select an exchange partner university that has courses which can be used for your intended HPU degree.
  • Fill out the exchange university’s admissions application
  • Obtain recommendation letters to be turned in with your application. (This depends on the individual university’s application requirements)
  • Passport photos (Amount and size depend upon each university)
  • Sign a Credit Request Approval (CRA) to verify your foreign coursework and HPU equivalents.

Health Insurance:  Health Insurance is mandatory for all study abroad students.  HPU recommends health insurance from Cultural Insurance Services International (CISI) for students study abroad. There is more information medical coverage and rates of CISI health insurance at

Housing Accommodations:  Yangzhou offers on campus housing for students. The accommodations are best described as converted hotel rooms. Rooms are furnished and offer an on site laundry room. They also have recreation facilities on site. In addition the location is close by shops and grocery store.

Currency:  The current exchange rate can be calculated online at

Visa Information:  U.S. Passport information is available at 522-8283 (recording) and on line at


Melissa Matsubara
Director, International Exchange and Study Abroad
Hawaii Pacific University
1164 Bishop Street, Suite 200, Honolulu, HI, 96813
Tel: 1-808-544-0288, Fax: 1-808-544-9355
Skype: melissa.matsubara