COVID-19 Information


The Study Abroad Center has been monitoring the situation around COVID-19, and our first priority is the health and safety of our students and faculty. We are working with our partners overseas to offer Study Abroad programs during the 2021-22 academic year.


The following sites assist with understanding COVID-related requirements at federal and state levels in Australia. As the information given can change frequently, it’s advisable to refer to their websites for updates.

Australian Government (Federal)

South Australian Government (State)


Spring 2022: The Adelaide, Australia; Shanghai, China; and Kobe, Japan programs will not be offered in Spring.

Summer 2022: No summer programs have been cancelled at this time. The deadline for summer applications is February 17th at 4:00 PM HST.

Fall 2022 & AY 22-23: No Fall or Academic Year programs have been cancelled at this time. The deadline for Academic Year 2022-2023 applications is March 1st at 4:00 PM HST. The deadline for Fall 2022 applications is April 1st at 4:00 PM HST.

As of Monday, August 23, 2021:

The Study Abroad Center main office in Moore 115 will be open for in-person services. We are open weekdays from 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM, and closed on weekends and Federal and State holidays. We will have a Front Door Counter with plexiglass for in-person interactions. Our office will be maintaining health and safety precautions while we are open.

Online study abroad advising through platforms such as STAR Balance and Zoom will still be available for all students.

New SAC Policy effective Summer 2021:

Participation in a Study Abroad program is voluntary.  Thus, as a requirement of your participation in a Study Abroad Program you will need to provide the UHM Study Abroad Center with a proof of your COVID-19 Vaccination. Effective Summer 2021.  Exemptions will only be made for those participants who are unable to get the vaccine due to health reasons certified by a physician.  However, be aware that the destination country may not accept the exemption.

Updated February 7, 2022


Updated January 19th, 2021