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First Steps to Study Abroad

Contents 1. WHAT 2. WHY 3. WHERE 4. WHEN 5. WHO 6. HOW 7. NEXT STEPS You want to study abroad, but you don’t know where to start? With 25 current programs in 19 locations, and four possible terms from which to choose, it can be overwhelming. This is why we’ve designed the following questionnaire/worksheet […]

Comparison of Cost of Attendance at UH Mānoa vs Studying Abroad

Many students think that studying abroad is something they could never afford. They would love to have the experience, but think it is out of reach for them. There is a common misconception that UHM Study Abroad Center programs are too expensive; this is not necessarily the case. In fact, for some students, studying abroad […]

FAQs for Students

[tab name=”Applying”] 1. What are the minimum application requirements? GPA: All applicants must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a scale of 4.0; however, students with a lower GPA may be considered. Non-native English-speaking students must have taken the TOEFL exam within the last two years and earned a composite score of 600+ or […]

Study Abroad vs Exchange

WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A STUDY ABROAD PROGRAM AND AN EXCHANGE PROGRAM? The basic idea is the same–studying in another country. View the matrix below for specific differences. Study Abroad Programs Exchange Programs Offered Through UHM Study Abroad Center (UHMSAC) Mānoa International Exchange (MIX) Who can participate  Open to both undergraduate and graduate students. Open […]

Student Visa Requirements

Contents SUMMER PROGRAMS SEMESTER/YEAR PROGRAMS The information and links provided here are applicable to students holding a U.S. passport. International students should check visa requirements pertinent to the passport they hold. The UHM Study Abroad Center highly recommends that students attend our scheduled informational meetings. Check the Calendar for informational meetings and/or socialize with us […]


Contents 1. Forms 2. Deadlines 3. Fees Confidential Reference formApplication Form Students from University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, UH-System schools, Chaminade University of Honolulu*, and other universities are welcome to apply. *See specific forms below. All applicants will be judged on their academic performance, reasons for wishing to study abroad, flexibility and sensitivity to other cultures, […]

Money Matters & Resources

Please also refer to our Student FAQs page for more information. [tab name=”Cost of Attendance”] Studying abroad is not as expensive as you might think. Here’s a comparison of the cost of attendance at UH Mānoa and for studying abroad. And here are “Some (Not-So-Secret) Secrets to Securing Scholarships for Studying Abroad”! [/tab] [tab name=”Financial Aid”] Financial […]