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International Student Statistics

Marshallese Women from International Nights 2003 Students on Whale Watching Trip 2003

In the Fall 2016 Semester, 251 international students from 33 countries enrolled at UH Hilo. They comprise about 7% of the total student body. UH Hilo enrolls the largest number of international students from the Federated States of Micronesia (68), Japan (49), the Marshall Islands (39), Palau (19), the United Kingdom (10), and South Korea (9). View a comparison of year to year international enrollment.

International Students by Country & Region of Origin

International Students By Region

Asia

Country students
Japan 49
South Korea 9
China 7
Timor-Leste 5
Bangladesh 3
Thailand 2
India 2
Hong Kong 2
Nepal 1
Vietnam 1
Total 81

Oceania

Country students
Micronesia, Federated States 68
Marshall Islands 39
Palau 19
New Zealand 4
Australia 1
Papua New Guinea 1
Samoa 1
Kiribati 1
Vanuatu 1
Tonga 1
Total 136

Europe

Country students
United Kingdom 10
Germany 3
Spain 2
Switzerland 2
Netherlands 1
Denmark 1
Czech Republic 1
Hungary 1
Total 21

Americas

Country students
Brazil 5
Canada 4
Total 9

Middle East

Country students
Saudi Arabia 2
Total 2

Africa

Country students
Kenya 1
Mozambique 1
Total 2

Source: International Student Services & Intercultural Education Office, University of Hawai╩╗i at Hilo. Our definition of an "international student" is any student who is not a U.S. citizen, U.S. national, or permanent resident.

Guys at ISA General Membership Meeting Fall 2003