July 1, 2016

About the Program

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Come explore the university and Hawaiʻi!

A Semester in Hawaiʻi (ASH) provides an exciting academic experience through the University of Hawaiʻi’s vast array of courses and offerings. Students may enroll in any available course at UH as long as prerequisites are fulfilled. Most take a few courses unavailable at their home colleges. Former students have enrolled in courses as diverse as Asian economics, Chinese and Japanese literatures, Hawaiian archeology, Indonesian dance, Korean language, marine biology, geology, astronomy, creative media as well as regular arts and science courses.

Because of our geographic location and history of immigration from Asia and Pacific Island nations, Hawaiʻi has evolved into a unique multi-cultural community. This internationalism has helped shape the focus and content of the university’s academic programs. We believe that a significant part of a college education is studying other cultures and living and learning with students from different backgrounds. The university offers 2500 courses each semester, 26 foreign languages including 19 different Asian and Pacific languages, and over 500 courses with specific Asian/Pacific focus. UH Mānoa also has the distinction of being a land-, sea-, and space-grant research institution.

If you wish to benefit from the richness of other cultures you will find the special courses and activities available at the University of Hawaiʻi a complement to your existing academic studies. Please forward comments or questions to semester@hawaii.edu or visit our contact link above.