University of Hawaii at Hilo, Hawaii


The University of Hawaii at Hilo is located on the tropical island of Hawai’i, also known as “The Big Island.” Hilo’s well-respected university is one of Hawaii’s ten “sister universities.”

UH Hilo offers students a very international and enjoyable environment. During the 2014 academic year, more than 270 students from more than 40 countries attended the university. UH Hilo offers a high-level education, including a lot of practical experience. Students have the opportunity to take part in many different university projects – all important aspects for future job applicants. Students have bachelor’s, master’s and doctorallevel options with a variety of fields to choose from. UH Hilo also has many great cultural-related studies, such as arts or artistic performances in music, drama or dance.

On campus, there are a lot of activities offered by different clubs and organizations, including the popular UH Hilo International Student Association. In addition, the school’s athletic teams participate in NCAA Division 2 sports, offering enjoyable high-quality athletics for students to enjoy. From the following link you can explore the different opportunities offered to international students at UH Hilo: http://hilo.hawaii.edu/international/programs.php

Hilo is the largest settlement on Hawai’i, also called “The Big Island,” which is the largest of the eight islands. At Hilo, students have the opportunity to enjoy 10 of the world’s 13 climates, an active volcano, tropical rainforest and one of the world’s best astronomy spots — the 3,700 meter-high Mauna Kea, a dormant volcano. In addition, students can enjoy the fabulous beaches and swimming opportunities.

UH Hilo offers URA’s international students an opportunity for a “freemover” study abroad. Students have the opportunity to study either one semester or a full year. The recommended application deadline is June 1st (fall semester) and November 1st (spring semester). Students can pick any courses offered by UH Hilo, as long as there is space available after degree students are enrolled.

Good to know: UH Hilo offers very specialized master’s and doctoral degrees in “Hawaiian and Indigenous Language and Culture Revitalization.” For students interested in endangered heritage languages and cultures this is a very unique opportunity.

• Location: Hilo, Hawaii
• University’s website: http://hilo.hawaii.edu
• Students: About 4,000. One of America’s multi-cultural campuses.
• Student-teacher ratio: 15:1