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National Student Exchange Process for Outgoing and Incoming Students

Information available on these pages and related links will be updated periodically. Please re-visit occasionally to ensure that you are up-to-date with your exchange process.

The pages on this website contain instructions, requirements, and general tips for students interested in going on exchange and for current NSE students. No written instructions or information will be mailed to you. All information from the UH Hilo NSE Office will be provided via this web site and periodically via your UH email account.

Outgoing UH Hilo Students

The deadline to apply for the Fall 2018 semester has passed. However, applications may still be accepted for the Spring 2019 semester and placements may be made if slots are available.

The priority deadline for school year 2019-2020 exchange will be in February 2019. Applications will be available in mid-November.

The free 2018-2019 NSE Student Guide is available! Pick up your copy from the NSE Office, Student Services Center room E-202.

View Outgoing UH Hilo Student Exchange instructions.

Incoming Fall 2018 & Spring 2019 Students

The deadline to apply for the Fall 2018 semester has passed. However, applications are still being accepted for the Spring 2019 semester until October 1 (Plan A only). Placements will be made if slots are available.

We are looking forward to welcoming you to Hilo!

As your exchange approaches you will receive a series of emails with documents, forms and other important information. Please read them carefully as you receive them.

In preparation for your exchange, we strongly recommend you not only read this website, but also independently research Hawaiian history and culture. Each of us come to new places with our own past experiences and set of expectations. The more informed we are about the new place we are going to, the easier our transition will be!

View Incoming Student Exchange instructions.