College of Social Sciences, UH Mānoa
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Student Opportunities

Whether students are from Hawai‘i, the continental U.S. or international shores, they can reap the benefits of the CSS International initiative. Global pathways facilitate exchange and fellowship programs, and incorporate in-person and distance education via the web. Leadership skills are honed with partners in the Pacific, Asia and from around the world, powered by the state’s rich heritage of immigrants and aloha spirit.

Opportunities for International Students

Short-term Programs

The University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa is a safe, inviting destination for visiting national and international students who want to learn in both the classroom and a unique natural island environment. Customized short-term programs, varying in length between one and four weeks, provide meaningful educational and cultural experiences.

Virtual Study Programs

Explore the international study experience through virtual opportunities with partner universities and institutions. Options include Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL) in Ethnic Studies and Geography and the Environment, and a 4-week virtual program that focuses on academic English skills and culture, sustainability, and peace in Hawaiʻi and the Asia Pacific region.

Global Scholars Program: Certificate in Social Sciences

A 10-month program designed for international students to pursue a certificate in social sciences, with an internship or service learning opportunity as a culminating experience. Options include Peace Studies; Ethnic Studies; Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies; and Economics.

Aloha Pathways: Global (In Development)

CSS offers Aloha Pathways for international students attending select domestic partners, including UH Community Colleges for a smooth transition to UHM. CSS is also developing direct transfer pathways for international students at select global partner universities.

International Opportunities for Current UHM Students

Manoa International Exchange

Expand your horizons, find your path, and make new friends through exchange study in another country!

Study Abroad Program

Acquire knowledge through academic work in other countries and develop cross-cultural understanding through cultural immersion.

Virtual Study Programs

UHM students can take a few online CSS courses, side by side, with students from partner universities. Options include Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL) in Ethnic Studies and Geography and the Environment.

Killam Fellowship from Fulbright Canada

Scholarship opportunities for exchange study at a partner university in Canada.

NEAEF Emerging Leaders Program

Fellowships to advanced students and emerging professionals from Northeast Asia and the U.S. to participate in a summer multi-week program! Enhance knowledge of the social, economic, and political institutions of the individual countries of Northeast Asia and North America with like-minded Leaders from the region.

Mānoa Academy Global

Dual-credit programs for juniors and seniors attending Hawaiʻi high schools. Students have the opportunity to take college courses and earn college credit while still in high school. CSS has implemented Mānoa Academy programs with a few partner universities overseas, which provide incoming UHM students with an opportunity to study abroad.

Field Schools

Take advantage of opportunities to participate in instructional, field-based archaeological and ethnographic research for academic credit.

For questions about student opportunities, please contact:

Spencer Kimura

Spencer Kimura

Director, International Programs

Saunders Hall 502

(808) 956-0650