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Outgoing UH Hilo Students

The deadline to apply for the Fall 2018 and Spring 2019 semester has passed.

Our office will be sending a series of emails leading up to your exchange process which leads you through the below steps. This information is also available as an infographic (png).

Step by Step

  • Where do I want to go?
  • Do they have courses in my major?
  • What kind of climate/culture do I want to experience?
  • Do I want to live in a rural or city environment? is a great source for this information, and we've given you some guidelines on how to narrow your search down.

Pile of Papers Step 2: Find your NSE Office!

Fill out:

Two figures seated across from each other at a table Step 3: Applicant Interview

One on one with your Coordinator to:

  • Get to know you
  • Review your application
  • Review the process

Mailing envelope Step 4: Acceptance Email

Congratulations!!! Welcome to NSE! We will now work to get you linked to a college of your choice!

A group of people Step 5: Pre-Conference Meeting

All accepted students attend a pre-conference meeting:

  • Meet fellow NSEers
  • Discuss placement choices
  • Review next steps

Several figures seated around a table Step 6: Placement Conference

Coordinator attends and works to get you into a college of your choice!

Note: It may not be the first choice, so choose wisely.

A smiling face emoji Step 7: Placement Acceptance Email

You’re now accepted as a NSE student to a host college!

Figures seated at a table Step 8: PAF Appointment

One on one appointment with your Coordinator to:

  • Fill out Placement Acceptance Form (PAF)
  • Final opportunity to accept or decline exchange

A presentation screen Step 9: Post-Conference Meeting

Instruction from your Coordinator on:

Teacher next to a chalkboard Step 10: Pre-Departure Meeting

Receive t-shirts before you go, as well as instructions on how to cope with:

  • Culture Shock
  • Travel Logistics