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International Student Statistics

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

In the Fall 2018 Semester, 247 international students from 37 countries enrolled at UH Hilo. They comprise about 7.2% of the total student body. UH Hilo enrolls the largest number of international students from the Federated States of Micronesia (74), Japan (51), the Marshall Islands (27), Palau (24), South Korea (9), Canada (7), the United Kingdom (5), and China (4). Thirty-one (31) of the 247 international students are exchange students (12.6%), attending UH Hilo for one or two semesters. View a comparison of year to year international enrollment.

International Students by Country & Region of Origin

International students by region

Asia

Country Students
Japan 51
South Korea 9
China 4
India 3
Bangladesh 3
Taiwan 2
Hong Kong 1
Malaysia 1
Thailand 1
Sri Lanka 1
Total 76

Oceania

Country Students
Micronesia, Federated States 74
Marshall Islands 27
Palau 24
New Zealand 3
Papua New Guinea 1
Australia 1
Kiribati 1
Nauru 1
Tonga 1
Fiji 1
Total 134

Europe

Country Students
United Kingdom 5
Germany 3
Italy 3
Norway 3
Spain 3
Czech Republic 2
Netherlands 1
Hungary 1
Switzerland 1
Total 22

Americas

Country Students
Canada 7
Brazil 2
Mexico 1
Paraguay 1
Peru 1
Total 12

Middle East

Country Students
Saudi Arabia 1
Total 1

Africa

Country Students
Kenya 1
South Africa 1
Total 2

Source: International Student Services office, University of Hawai╩╗i at Hilo. 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