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FRENCH POLYNESIA

LOCATION

Papeete, Tahiti, FRENCH POLYNESIA

Situated at the center of a widely dispersed oceanic community, the University of French Polynesia (UPF) actively develops relationships with the outside world. French-speaking students will enjoy experiencing French Polynesia at this excellent and diverse university.  

ACADEMICS

Open to undergraduate students in any major, who have advanced proficiency in French.

Academic areas: Humanities, Languages, Law, Economics, Management, Sciences, Medicine, Technology.

COURSES IN ENGLISH

Yes - There is a very small number of courses taught in English in the department of Humanities, Languages and Human Sciences. However, students should be prepared to take regular university courses taught in French.
EXCHANGE STUDENT LINKS

DURATION

Fall Semester Late August - mid January*
Spring Semester Mid January - mid June
Year Late August - mid June

UFP Academic Calendar

*Note: If you receive financial aid, you may not study at UPF for just the Fall Semester. Doing so will render you ineligible for financial aid for the following spring semester at UHM.

HOUSING

Dormitories On-campus residence: Le Foyer des Jeunes filles a Paofai
Arrange your own housing Students may share an off-campus house or flat.
homestay Students may live with a host family.

UFP Housing

ESTIMATED COSTS

TUITION - MIX students register as full-time students at UH Manoa and pay regular UHM tuition & fees.  Your tuition category (Resident, Non-Resident, WUE, etc., stays the same). You do not pay overseas tuition. 

LIVING EXPENSES - You are responsible for all living expenses, including health insurance, books/supplies, room & meals, personal expenses, airfare, local transportation, and any costs associated with obtaining a visa (if applicable). Below are estimates for planning purposes only; amounts are listed per semester, and will vary based on your individual needs.    

  • Health Insurance: $200-400
  • Books & Supplies: $200-400
  • Room & Meals: $5,000-7,000
  • Personal Expenses: $1,500-2,000
  • Airfare & Local Transportation: $2,600-3,000
  • Visa Expenses: $65-105

FINANCIAL AID - Since you are still a registered UHM student while on MIX, you continue to be eligible to receive financial aid and scholarships.  If you submit a ‘MIX Student Budget for Financial Aid Purposes’ form, UHM financial aid will take into consideration your overseas living and travel expenses when awarding your grants/loans. More info on Financial Aid & Scholarships for MIX   

VISA / OTHER

Visa Requirements: Your passport must be valid for six months beyond the duration of your stay in French Polynesia. Additionally, exchange students will need to apply for a student visa after receiving their official letter of admission from UPF. See the US Department of State Travel Information on Visas for more information. To apply for a student visa, students in Hawaii should contact:

French Consulate in Honolulu
1712 Liliha Street, Room 204
P.O. Box 22009
Honolulu, HI 96823-2009
Phone: (808) 457-4156
Email: consulfrhl@gmail.com

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