Center for Global Education and Exchange

Summer Programs

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Students should decide on a school/program to attend prior to completing the study abroad application. Please review the following checklist so that you are prepared and have all required documents when you apply. If your application is incomplete, it will not be considered, so it is very important that you have the materials ready in advance. If you have any questions please contact our office or email the regionally appropriate study abroad adviser.

  1. Complete the UH Hilo Study Abroad Application form.
  2. Complete Two UH Hilo Study Abroad Recommendation Forms.
  3. Attach your Personal Statement.
  4. Submit all forms to the CGEE office before the specified deadline.

Go Global Summer Programs

Spend your summer traveling the world while earning academic credits towards graduation.

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Brazil, Pontificia Universidade Catolica do Rio de Janeiro (PUC - Rio)

(Tuition discounts available directly from PUC-Rio)

  • Brazilian Seminars (July) Homestay option and Intensive Portuguese Language workshop available

Rio de Janiero, Brazil

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England, University of Essex

Note: Program will resume in Summer 2024

  • Two-week summer program (July) at the Colchester campus. Includes social activities and excursions.
  • Courses studies include: Applied Economics, Management and Marketing, International Business Law, and Data Science

Application Deadline: May 1

Cost: £1,485 includes tuition, accommodations, sports center access, social activities and excursions.

St.Botolph's Priory, Colchester, England

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England, University of Birmingham

Application Deadline: April 12, 2023
£150 application to those who apply by March 7, 2023.

UN of Brimingham

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France, ESSCA School of Management

(Tuition waived for exchange students)

Application Deadline: April 15, 2023

ESSCA campus in France

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Hungary, ESSCA School of Management

Application Deadline: April 15, 2023

Budapest, HungaryPhoto: Shutterstock

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Japan, Hokkaido University

  • Courses For Undergraduates: Humanities, Social Sciences, Natural Sciences, Engineering, Agriculture, Health, Education, Art, Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Over 100 courses, each course provides 1 credit
  • 1-2 Week Program ranging June to October of 2023
  • Tuition fees are waved for UH Hilo students

Further details will be announced in February 2023.

Hokkaido University Museum

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Japan, Nanzan University

Japanese Program in Nagoya, Japan:

Nagoya Castle

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Japan, Seinan Gakuin University

Intensive Japanese Language and Culture Program in Fukuoka, Japan:

  • Session 1 (2-week Japanese Intensive Program)
    Period: June 26th -July 6th, 2023
    Levels: Introductory Japanese Class only (1 level)
  • Session 2 (4-week Japanese and Culture Program)
    Period: July 10th - August 4th, 2023
    Levels: Beginning to Advanced Classes (4 levels)
  • Session 1+2 (6-week Japanese and Culture Program)
    This is a combined program with Session 1 and Session 2.

Application Deadline: March 31st, 2023

Program Overview
Online Application

Cityscape of Fukuoka, Japan

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Scotland, University of Stirling

(Tuition waived, program fee below)

Application Deadline: April 3, 2023

Stirling Castle, Scotland

Program fees include:
accommodations, module excursions, full social programs and airport pickup/return

Block(s) Credits Cost (£ = 1.31$)
Block 1 (3 cr) £2,125
Block 1 or 2 (6 cr) £2,325
Block 1 and 2 (6 cr) £4,175
Block 1 and 2 (9 cr) £4,275
Block 1 and Internship £4,275
Block 1 and 2 (12 cr) £4,350

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South Korea, Hankuk University of Foreign Studies

(Tuition is waived, housing approximately USD$700)

Application Deadline: February/March 2023 More information will be released in December

Hankuk University of Foreign Studies building in Seoul

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South Korea, Chung-Ang University

June 27 - July 21, 2023 Summer Program:

During this 4 week long program students will take one major course covering the topics of Korean society, culture, arts, economics and more. Students will also take 5 special lectures along with cultural activities (6 total credits).

Details about the application will be released in March 2023.

CAU in Seoul

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South Korea, Korea University

(Tuition and application fee waived for exchange students)

Winter Program:
- Program Period: Dec 26, 2023 - Jan 13, 2023
Application Period: Sept 5, 2022 - Nov 18, 2022

Summer Program:
Take up to three courses (9 credits total) this summer at KU and participate in various cultural activities with KU Buddy.

Lotte Tower in Seoul

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South Korea, Hanyang University

Take courses in seven distinct areas of study whild participating in cultural and recreational activies (7 credits total).

Hanyang Summer School Brochure

Palace in Seoul

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South Korea, Sogang University

  • International Summer Program June 26 - July 21, 2023: Take a class or two while also participating in a club activity, buddy activity, and field trips every Friday in and around Seoul.

  • The Application Period is from January 2nd to May 19th, 2023.

Video of past summer program.

Sogang Campus

1$ = 1205₩.

Registration Type Application Fee Tuition (3cr) Tuition (6cr) Dormitory Fee
UH Hilo fees ₩100,000 ₩1,680,000 ₩2,400,000 ₩800,000
Early bird (15% off) by Feb. 24 ₩100,000 ₩1,530,000 ₩2,295,000 ₩700,000

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South Korea, Ewha Women's University

(Tuition and application fee waived for exchange students)

Take up to three courses (9 credits total) in Korean Language and 6 other major areas of study while participating in cultural events at Ewha University. This summer program is co-ed.

  • Session 1 (four weeks): June 26 - July 24, 2023
    • Students joining Session 1 can choose from approximately 30 courses in the fields of Arts & Music, Business & Economics, East Asian Studies, Humanities, Social Science and Science & Engineering. They may also choose to take Korean Language classes.
  • Session 2 (two weeks): August 3-17, 2023
    • Students joining Session 2 will take Korean language classes and special lectures on a variety of topics.

Application Deadline: May 17 (session 1), June 23 (session 2).
For more information please go to the summer program website.

Ewha Campus

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Seoul Women's University

Online Korean Language Course (PDF):
This course is an introduction to Korean alphabets, grammar, and culture for students who have no (or very limited) prior knowledge of Korean. The goal of the course is to provide a foundation that will enable students to acquire and develop integrated skills of speaking, listening, reading and writing in Korean.

Program Dates: March 2 - June 15, 2023

  • Nomination deadline: Feb. 10, 2023
  • Application deadline: Feb. 17, 2023
  • Tuition: FREE
  • Virtual class meeting room: Zoom
  • Credits: 3 credits (3 hours per week for 15 weeks)

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Taiwan, National Taiwan University

NTU Plus Academy offers 20 topic-based short-term programs in Chinese Studies, Natural Science, Social Science, Arts and Research & Internship. Each program has different start and end dates.

Taipei, Taiwan

Study Abroad Recommendation Forms

If you are a freshmen or new transfer student to UH Hilo we suggest that you start participating in class discussions and meet with your professors during their office hours to discuss your intent to study abroad. As a courtesy you should ask your recommenders for permission as well as provide them with your personal statement before starting your application.