Let's Study the World!
I believe that the 2006~7 academic year might be the "tipping point" for Hakuoh University's ambitious international exchange efforts. Hakuoh has always reached out to the world; for example, for 30 years our short summer exchange program in Hawaii has given over 1,000 students a taste of another culture. Similar, somewhat longer programs, in the US, UK, and China have also been successful. Since 1999, Hakuoh has had a year-abroad program at Griffith University in Australia and two of the recent participants scored 910 and 840 on TOEIC after they returned. Beginning in 2002, our Business Communication sophomores have studied at US and Canadian schools for three or four months: 400 BC students have already participated in this fine program. Three of those students are back with us and - together with our other foreign students from Nepal, Fiji, Malaysia, Brazil, Mongolia, China, Taiwan, and Korea - we hope that they become the "tipping point" in helping to internationalize those Hakuoh students who haven't been abroad yet.