International Programs (IP) at HTIC offers customized intensive English language programs that include classes on reading, writing, grammar, conversation, public speaking, and presentation skills. These programs, specially tailored to meet the specific needs and English level of each individual group, also include classes on American and Hawaiian culture. The length of IP programs ranges from a week to several months.
IP’s small, interactive classes focus on group discussion to promote the development of students’ critical thinking and cross-cultural awareness as well as their English language skills. While studying in an IP program, students have the opportunity to experience American college life and to engage in language exchanges with U.S. students. Field trips are an integral part of IP’s curriculum, enhancing the students’ studies with the opportunity to visit historic and culturally significant sites on the island of O‘ahu.
International Programs’ students come from the many secondary schools, junior colleges, universities, and graduate schools that are a part of the Tokai University Educational System, as well as from other institutions.
A Certificate of Completion is awarded upon the successful conclusion of studies in an IP program.
Example of annual programs
Senior High School Intercultural Program (SHIP)
Open to: Seniors at Tokai University high schools
SHIP is a 2-month program for Tokai University high school seniors who are already accepted to Tokai University or HTIC.
From January to February, students will not only study English but also improve their skills and techniques in research, presentation, and discussion, which will be the key to their success in college.
Hawaii Outreach Program for English Studies (HOPES)
Open to: Students at Tokai University or Tokai University junior colleges
HOPES is a 4-week intensive English program for college students to improve their communication skills in English while working on four skills (listening, speaking, reading and writing) and studying American and Hawaiian culture.
Medical English Workshop
Open to: 5th-year medical school students
Medical English Workshop is a 1-week program for 5th-year students from medical schools in Japan.
In addition to improving their case presentation skills in Medical English classes, students have the opportunity to practice their skills in Clinic Practice sessions with medical students from the University of Hawaii.