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Study Abroad Advisors

The Center for Gobal Education and Exchange staff aims to provide quality assistance to students who are interested in applying for study abroad. The staff has made the process for applying for study abroad simple and short so that students would feel engaged to apply for any study abroad program.

View past CGEE Study Abroad Advisors

Carolina Lam, Director, Global Education

Carolina Lam
Carolina Lam

Greetings! As an alumni of UH Hilo, I am thrilled and honored to be working at my alma mater in the area of international education. I strongly believe that everyone should have an opportunity to go abroad ÔÇô for a summer, a semester, or even a year! Our office will be happy to assist you in finding the right program and with applying for scholarships to go abroad. So, check us out!


Todd Shumway, Director, Global Education

Todd Shumway
Todd Shumway

Aloha and welcome to the exciting world of study abroad. As a UH Hilo student, you have the amazing opportunity to spend part of your university experience in another country. Through the Center for Global Education and Exchange (CGEE)/Study Abroad, you can take advantage of the many study abroad options available to enhance your degree by getting international experience, improving second language skills, and making friendships with other students all over the world. The staff at the Center for Global Education and Exchange will help you find a program with one of our many partners in Europe, Asia, Australia, or South America and prepare you for the experience of a lifetime. We look forward to meeting you!


Angela Laureta, Study Abroad Advisor

Angela Laureta
Angela Laureta

I am a senior at the University of Hawaii at Hilo, majoring in Kinesiology - Medicine and Therapy. Half of my life, I grew up in the Philippines and moved in the Big Island Hawaii when I was 11 years old. I aspire to be a Pediatric Physical Therapy and be a world traveler! The best experience I have so far in my college years is when I studied abroad for a year, studying in two different countries, Scotland and South Korea. It was the best decision I made in my life and It truly was a life changing experience.

Whitney Hamilton, Study Abroad Advisor

Whitney Hamilton
Whitney Hamilton

Hello! I am currently a junior pursuing a degree in Marine Science. I have always been interested in traveling and learning more about the world. I am very excited to help you with any questions you may have about studying abroad and cannot wait to get to know you!


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