Study Abroad at the University of Hawaii at Hilo

United States West Hilo

The University of Hawaii, Hilo offers SAF Scholars amazing opportunities to explore one of the most beautiful areas of Hawaii. Hilo is on the largest of all of Hawaii’s islands, and is home to one of the most unique cultures in the world. Hilo’s average temperature of 84 degrees Fahrenheit makes living there a breeze. Under the sun you’ll have the opportunity to explore diverse wildlife culture, a zoo, coral reefs, gardens and parks nearby to campus. Choose to deepen your knowledge in any discipline for which you meet the prerequisites, and be inspired to study some of the most unique disciplines, including Marine Science, Aquaculture, and Hawaiian Studies, in one of the most unique areas of the world.

Academic strength: Art, Design & Fashion, Agriculture, Business, Economics & Finance, Education & Child Development, Environmental Studies & Sustainability, Forestry, Health Studies
Rankings: Globally Recognized

About the University

University of Hawaii at Hilo

A small university of a few thousand students, University of Hawaii at Hilo (UHH) has grown from humble beginnings as a vocational college to an internationally respected university specializing in marine science, volcanology, astronomy, and Hawaiian studies. 

Hilo is the largest of Hawaii’s islands and is home to one of the most unique cultures in the world. The island's average temperature of 84 degrees makes study and life here a truly unforgettable experience.

Learn more at University of Hawaii at Hilo's official website.

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Unparalleled Access

We know your destination and host university inside and out

Total Support

We manage your housing, insurance, application - the entire adventure

24/7 Health & Safety Coverage

Our experts are available around-the-clock for support when you need it

In It For You

As a registered US not-for-profit, it's our mission that drives us

We've Seen It All

For over 70 years we have curated world-class study abroad experiences

Official Associations

Over 300 of the world's best universities trust our study abroad expertise

Shogo Kamegai
“Studying abroad in Hawaii was awesome! I made so many Japanese-American friends there, and I am proud that by making friends I became able to blend in with the local life. The more I got that feeling, the more I felt that I just didn't want to go home anymore.”
Shogo Kamegai, Past SAF Student

What Inspires You?

"If there is every a place to be inspired, this is it"

Hawaii is a special place. The island home attracts students from around the world who immerse themselves in the unique ecosystem, environment, and community. Hear first-hand from people who call Hawaii home about what makes this such a special place. 

Student Health & Safety

We champion health, safety, and security. As part of IES Abroad, the largest study abroad organization in the United States, we have set the standard for health and safety in study abroad for decades. We plan for the ‘what if’, so you can get on with the experience of a lifetime.
International Health Insurance

International health insurance included in the cost of your program

24/7 Emergency Phone Support

Total coverage to support you while traveling and in your new city

Location-Specific Information

Health and safety information prepared based on your destination

Health In Your Language

Highly trained multilingual staff to connect you to healthcare providers

Secure Housing

Quality, safe, secure housing within close proximity to your classes

Dedicated Expertise

Protection by a Dean of Students Office advocating for your interests

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