College of Social Sciences, UH Mānoa
College of Social Sciences, University of Hawaii at MānoaCollege Logo
College of Social Sciences, University of Hawaii at MānoaCollege Logo

Experiential Learning

At the College of Social Sciences, a dynamic learning environment encourages students to take an active role in their education by applying what they’ve learned in the classroom to real-world environments. Through a blend of internships, service learning, networking and mentorships, CSS is a gateway to integrative learning and collaborative assignments that prepare graduates for success after college.


Classroom learning can be enriched through gaining professional work experience, enabling students to explore different career options.

Service Learning

When learning merges with real engagement, students can make a profound impact on neighborhoods while developing their critical-thinking skills.

Student Research Opportunities

CSS students are working side-by-side with prominent faculty, as they find solutions for critical social issues locally and abroad.

Field Schools

Mentored research and hands-on learning opportunities complement classroom instruction by building skills and forming collaborations.

Study Abroad

CSS students are invited to explore the world, expand their perspectives and enhance global awareness while fulfilling graduation requirements.

Exchange Programs

Two programs facilitate partnerships with universities worldwide, while also welcoming their students to the UH Mānoa experience.

Nā Koʻokoʻo

A Hawaiian leadership program for Kānaka Maoli and other CSS students affirms commitments to Native Hawaiian communities.

College Ambassadors

A select program empowers CSS students to become active, effective leaders on campus as well as locally and globally.