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The University

University of Hawaii at Mānoa.

Established in 1907, the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa is the largest and oldest of the 10 UH campuses. Mānoa offers hundreds of undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees; a strong, vital research program; and nationally ranked NCAA Division I athletics. UH Mānoa is a research university of international standings. It has widely recognized strengths in tropical agriculture, tropical medicine, oceanography, astronomy, electrical engineering, volcanology, evolutionary biology, comparative philosophy, comparative religion, Hawaiian studies, Pacific Islands studies, Asian studies and Pacific and Asian regional public health.

Honolulu is the largest city in the state of Hawaiʻi and also home to the State Capitol. Honolulu, which means sheltered harbor or protected bay, is believed to have been founded as early as 2,000 years ago. Today, Honolulu is one of America's safest cities with many unique features and characteristics. It's home to America's only royal palace and is known for its tropical climate, lush green landscape, diverse population, and community spirit known as aloha. We invite you to learn more about the Honolulu community by exploring the links below.

Exchange Information

  • Undergraduate level exchange, and some graduate level may also be possible.
  • Suitable destination for Humanities and Sciences students, and Tourism majors (BCom).
  • Academic Year: August - May (Fall Semester: August - December; Spring Semester: January - May).
  • Minimum course load: 12 credit hours per semester (Undergraduates), 8 credit hours per semester (Graduate); maximum course load: 19 Credit Hours per semester.
  • Course outlines may be found at at the specific department's website.

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Exchange Experiences

Further Information

For further information about Otago Global Student Exchange, please contact an Exchange Adviser.

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