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Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Arrival Date Departure Date
Fall 2018 06/01/2018
Rolling Admission 08/16/2018 12/07/2018
Spring 2019 09/01/2018 ** Rolling Admission 01/10/2019 05/10/2019

** 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.

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Program Description:
About the University
As the only Catholic University in Hawai`i, and one of three Marianist higher-education institutions in the U.S., we at Chaminade University are guided by the understanding that both reason and faith are essential conditions in the pursuit of truth. Our community is a family where students mature into world citizens who respect the complexity and diversity of others, value community service, and strive to create a more just society. Our faculty emphasize critical thinking and creative problem solving while mentoring students in more than 25 undergraduate and graduate programs in the fine arts and humanities, sciences and mathematics, behavioral sciences, business and communication, education, and nursing. Located in the international city of Honolulu on the island of O`ahu, Chaminade is regarded for its remarkably diverse student body–students come from the Hawai`i, the mainland U.S., the Pacific region, and beyond. Class sizes are small, with a low student-to-faculty ratio. Here, students develop professionally through service learning projects, research and internship experiences, and leadership and community networking opportunities. At Chaminade, students receive a personalized education that prepares them for an ever-changing future.  school

Students will be taking courses in Environmental Studies while at Chaminade University.  Environmental Studies courses prepare students for careers in environmental service, including careers in the ever-growing sectors of government and non-profit environmental organizations. Career directions could include environmental policy, law, economics, communications & information, consulting, science, ethics, and health.Course offering may include:
ENV 115 Marine Environmental Science (lab includes snorkeling to asses the health of the reef) transfers as Science elective in Environmental Studies and block 3 elective in Biology 
ENV 201 Conservation Biology and Ecology (includes hiking and learning about forest issues/health/protection) transfers as Science elective in Environmental Studies and block 3 elective in Biology
ENV 380 Special Topics transfers as Science elective in Environmental Studies
ENV 400 Current Global Environmental Issues (spring only) transfers as a general elective for Environmental Studies
ENV/RE 431 Environmental Ethics (spring only) transfers as AE 284 Environmental Ethics
ENV 300 Environmental Policy and Law (fall only) transfers as BU 220 Environmental Policy and Law and Social Science Elective
EN 307 Nature Writing transfers as EN 121, American Literature and the Environment

Students live in the Hale Pohaku dormitory located on campus. 

It is in a suite-style Arrangement, Co-ed BuildingArrangement: Suites, Co-ed (all male or all female by suite)
2-bedroom suites, 2 or 3 student per room.  All rooms have a bed, desk with desk chair, full-size closet, sofa and chair, storage chest and a full bathroom with 2 sinks.  There is a full-size community kitchen with appliances, an open-air deck, card-operated laundry, and snack vending machines.  Wireless internet is available across campus and in residence halls.  A meal plan is included in this program.

Application Procedures
In order to participate in this program, each student must complete the following steps (preferably in this order):Attend information session (required)
Meet with academic advisor
Meet with study abroad advisor
Attend accepted students’ meeting (required)
Meet with academic advisor again
Attend course approval clinics
Attend pre-departure meeting (required)
After the initial application has been processed by the Study Abroad Office, students will receive an e-mail regarding their application status and instructions on the next steps.  

Application Deadlines  diamond head monument
Fall: March 31
Spring: May 15
Students applying to study abroad at Chaminade University must have a minimum GPA of 2.8 as well as meet the remaining Fairfield University study abroad approval requirements. 
Program Fees
All students will be charged Fairfield University tuition, room and board. For questions regarding billing, please contact the Fairfield University Bursar’s Office.

Semester program cost includes
•           Tuition
•           Housing and meals
•           Airport pick-up and transfer
•           Comprehensive orientation
•           Onsite student support with 24-hour emergency assistance