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Application Checklist

  1. ASH Program Online Application.
  2. University of Hawaiʻi Transfer Student Application. Email us at to confirm submission upon completing steps 1 and 2. Students must apply and be officially accepted as a University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa transfer student in order to participate in the ASH Program. It is the responsibility of the student to confirm their acceptance.
  3. Letters of Recommendation: Two letters of recommendation from faculty, employment supervisor, or community or religious leaders. Please direct your two referees to this link.

Upon submitting your application materials, we will reach out to you via email to confirm receipt and keep you informed of your application status. If you have any questions, please reach us at

We look forward to receiving your application!

Spring 2024 applications are due by October 1, 2023

***Housing Update (as of Spring 2023): Due to increased demand of on-campus housing, the ASH Program cannot secure any holds for on-campus housing. We encourage you to find alternative housing off-campus in the case you are not granted on-campus housing. We thank you for your patience and understanding.

Digital PDF and Hard Copy Applications:

Digital copies of the ASH Program Application, Personal Statement, Transcripts and Letters of Recommendation can be submitted directly to ASH at If you are unable to submit these application materials digitally, please contact us at about how to mail hard copies of all materials (excluding the online UH system application and application fee) to the following address:

Department of American Studies
c/o A Semester in Hawaiʻi Program
University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
1890 East West Road, Moore 331
Honolulu, Hawaiʻi 96822