Comparison of Cost of Attendance at UH Mānoa vs Studying Abroad

Photograph of two young women looking out at the mountains, with a quote from William Langewiesche: So much of who we are is where we have been.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 is actually less expensive than a regular semester at UH-Mānoa. This is especially true for non-resident students, but also for students who pay resident tuition. The cost of many UHM Study Abroad Center programs is comparable to what students pay for attending classes on the UH-Mānoa campus.

Financial aid, scholarships, grants, and loans can all be applied toward the cost of studying abroad, and UHM Financial Aid Services will adjust aid based on students’ study abroad budget.

Click on the links below for a cost comparison of each semester / academic year.

Cost Comparison: Fall 2023 / Spring 2023

Cost Comparison: Fall 2022 / Spring 2023

Cost Comparison: Fall 2021 / Spring 2022

Cost Comparison: Fall 2020 / Spring 2021

Cost Comparison: Fall 2019 / Spring 2020

Cost Comparison: Fall 2018 / Spring 2019

Cost Comparison: Fall 2017 / Spring 2018

Cost Comparison: Fall 2016 / Spring 2017

Cost Comparison: Fall 2015 / Spring 2016

Cost Comparison: Fall 2014 / Spring 2015

Cost Comparison: Fall 2013 / Spring 2014

Cost Comparison: Fall 2012 / Spring 2013