Study Abroad in East Asia


Students study overseas through the Study Abroad Center programs, EA Centers’ formal exchange/agreement relationships, faculty-arranged informal placements, and study grants (including Foreign Language and Area Studies fellowships).  Each year, 1-2 graduate students and 1-2 undergraduate students receive Monbukagakusho (Japanese government) Scholarships for one to two years of study in Japan, and 3-5 graduate students receive full scholarships from the PRC Ministry of Education to study at universities in China.  Students also intern abroad. In Business, students participate in internships through the Japan-Track Global MBA and the China-Track Global MBA. The Office of Public Health Studies in the John A Burns School of Medicine (JABSOM) has an active faculty and student exchange with the Schools of Public Health at Wuhan and Fudan Universities.  These activities include joint research projects and publications.  The School of Architecture’s (SOA) doctoral (ArchD) program includes two semesters of internships, including available placements in Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Japan.  In 2012, SOA established the Dual Degree Track Program (Tongji U. Chinese Master’s degree in Arch/UH Doctorate in Arch) with Tongji University in Shanghai where 6 SOA graduate students took their 2nd year coursework.  UHM belongs to the consortium running the Inter-University Center for Japanese Language Studies (Yokohama) and sends 1-5 students annually.  In a joint program with Japan-America Society of Hawai‘i (JASH), CJS sends two students to intern every summer in the International Office of Ehime Prefecture.  In summer 2014, 46 undergraduate students and 4 faculty members participated in cultural study tours in Japan sponsored by the Japanese Government’s Kakehashi “Bridge to Tomorrow” Program.

Official Exchanges and Study Abroad Opportunities in East Asia for UHM Students

China and Hong Kong: Chinese University of Hong Kong, City University of Hong Kong, Fudan, Hainan, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Tongji, Zhejiang, the University of Hong Kong

Japan: Aichi, Akita International University, Chuo, Doshisha, Hakuoh, Hiroshima, Hiroshima City,  Hitotsubashi, Hokkaido, Ibaraki Christian, Inter-University Center (Yokohama), Kanazawa Institute of Technology, Kansai, Keio, Konan, Kwansei Gakuin, Kyoto, Nanzan, Nihon, Obirin, Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific U, Ryukoku, Sophia, Taisho, Tohoku, Tsukuba, U of the Ryukyus, Waseda

Korea: Chonnam National University, Chung-Ang, Chungnam National, Ewha Woman’s, Inha, Jeju National, Korea, Kyungpook National, Seoul National, Sogang, Sookmyung Women’s, Soonchunhyang, U of Seoul, Yonsei

Taiwan: National Central, National Sun Yat-sen, National Taiwan