Center for Global Education and Exchange

Summer Programs


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. Download and complete two UH Hilo Study Abroad Recommendation Forms (PDF).
  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 09 - 24, 2020) Homestay option and Intensive Portuguese Language workshop available

Rio de Janiero, Brazil

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England, University of Essex

  • Two-week summer program (4 - 16 July 2022) 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, 2022

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, 2022
£150 application to those who apply by March 7, 2022.

UN of Brimingham

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France, ESSCA School of Management

(Tuition waived for exchange students)

Application Deadline: April 15, 2022

ESSCA campus in France

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Hungary, ESSCA School of Management

Budapest, HungaryPhoto: Shuterstock

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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-October
  • Tuition fees are waved for UH Hilo students

1st Application Period: March 7 – 16, 2022
2nd Application Period: June 1 – 7, 2022

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:

Cityscape of Fukuoka, Japan

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Scotland, University of Stirling

(Tuition waived, program fee below)

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)

Hankuk University of Foreign Studies building in Seoul

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South Korea, Korea University

(Tuition and application fee waived for exchange students)

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

Application Period: January 5, 2022 - May 20, 2022

Video of Korea University's summer/winter program

Lotte Tower in Seoul

Registration Type Tuition (3cr) Tuition (6cr) Tuition (9cr) Dormitory Fee
Fee ₩1,600,000 ₩2,800,000 ₩3,700,000 ₩609,000 ~ 1,170,000

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South Korea, Hanyang University

Take courses in seven distinct areas of study whild participating in cultural and recreational activies.

Application Period: January 1, 2022 - May 20, 2022

Hanyang Summer School Informational Handout

Palace in Seoul

1$ = 1205₩.
₩300,000 tuition discount for those who submit their online application by March 31, 2022.

Registration Type Application Fee Tuition Fee Extracurricular Dormitory Fee
Fee ₩100,000 ₩3,000,000 Included ₩500,000 ~ 800,000

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South Korea, Sogang University

  • International Summer Program (29 June - 24 July, 2020): Take a class or two while also participating in a club activity, buddy activity, and field trips every Friday in and around Seoul.

Video of last summer's program.

Sogang Campus

1$ = 1205₩.

Registration Type Application Fee Tuition (3cr) Tuition (6cr) Dormitory Fee
UH Hilo fees ₩100,000 ₩1,620,000 ₩2,430,000 ₩700,000
Early bird (15% off) by Feb. 20 ₩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.

Application Deadline: May 18, 2022 (Four-week Program) and June 24, 2022 (Two-week program)

Ewha Campus

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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 the your application.