The Mānoa International Exchange (MIX) office administers international student exchange programs for the University of Hawai’i at Mānoa (UHM).
MIX is a program that demonstrates the University’s commitment to student mobility, international exchange, and global engagement by providing compelling opportunities for our undergraduate and graduate students to study on exchange at one of our many partner universities overseas. In reciprocity, MIX also welcomes exchange students from these overseas partner universities to study at UHM. Exchange study may be for one or two semesters.
MIX enables UHM students to go abroad and experience other cultures in safe and supportive environments, and enables international students to immerse themselves in the cultural and academic community of the UHM campus and of Hawai’i. UH Mānoa offers a place where students can truly “mix” in every sense of the word. Students going to other countries or coming to Hawai’i are vital to the diversity that Mānoa offers. Our campus and global community are strengthened by the experiences, ideas, friendships and networks formed by our exchange students.
Academic units and faculty on the UH Mānoa campus, with guidance and support from MIX, propose and maintain student exchange partnerships with universities around the world. A Hoakipa or reciprocal student exchange agreement with an overseas university may be proposed by any academic unit at Mānoa. Reciprocal student exchange agreements must always be based on reasonable expectations of reciprocity; It must be demonstrated that UH Mānoa students have interest in going abroad to the proposed exchange location/institution and that these students will benefit from the exchange. Learn more about establishing International Exchange Agreements at UH Mānoa.