What is the difference between a Direct International Exchange program and International Education Organizations (IEOs)?
Direct International Exchange Program: Student pays UH Hilo tuition to attend any of CGEE's partner institutions around the world. International Education Organizations (IEO's) are programs where students pay tuition directly to the host program/university.
When is the UH Hilo Study Abroad application deadline?
March 1 for Spring, March 1st for Summer, October 1 for Fall and Academic Year.
How to download an unofficial copy of student transcript ?
Student should start by signing into STAR (using MyUH Services login information) and click on transcript and choose “campus transcripts by semester.” Choose the “PDF” tab and slide the cursor to the bottom right of the document and click on the save button.
Can a student study abroad for more than one semester? Is there a maximum?
Yes, students can go abroad for a maximum of 2 years but only attend one university/school/program for a maximum of one year.
A VISA is an official document allowing students permission to enter a specific country for a period of time. For most study abroad programs that are longer than 90 days, students will need a VISA. Usually students can travel on a tourist VISA if the program is less than 90 days.
Can I use my financial aid and other scholarships I receive here at UH Hilo for my program?
You can use all your federal financial aid except for work study. You can use scholarships for your study abroad program unless it specifically says you can not.
When do students pay tuition to UH Hilo?
Students going on a direct exchange program must pay UH Hilo tuition before the deadline specified by UH Hilo.
When will I receive my financial aid to help pay for my study abroad program?
As long as your completed budget sheet and Study Abroad Course Approval form are submitted and turned into our office, your aid will be disbursed to you ten days before the first day of your academic semester (not the first day of orientation) . If your program commences in June or July before UH Hilo's fall semester, your aid will be disbursed at the same time as the rest of UH Hilo students aid gets disbursed in the fall semester.