International Exchange Programs

Globe and passportThe University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa provides a multitude of opportunities to study abroad through partnerships with renown international schools around the world. The Shidler College of Business encourages its students to take advantage of these opportunities to explore diverse business practices and experience different cultures in order to gain the knowledge and skills necessary to succeed in today’s global business world.

The opportunity to study business in Europe or Asia will further help students to expand their perspectives and gain a deeper understanding of business and economics. Experiencing life and learning while studying abroad is a life-changing opportunity.

For more information visit the UH-Manoa International Exchange Office (MIX) and the UHM Study Abroad Center. After gaining more information to discuss how your study abroad would fit into your academic plan make an appointment to see Rikki Mitsunaga.

In addition to the study abroad programs offered through the UH Manoa Study Abroad Center (see the “Student Life” section for more information), the following Shidler College sponsored programs are available.

Asian Field Study

Shidler College usually offers two Asian Field Study courses, a summer 10-week, 6 credit course (BUS 477/677) which includes three weeks in Asia, and a variable credit course (BUS 476/676), which includes a required preparatory course (BUS 475/675) followed by one to three weeks in Asia. Students visit companies, factories, economic agencies, and government offices to learn more about organizational structure, government policies, and international competition and their effect on these units. Classes are held on campus before and after the field study. BUS 475/476/477 are approved IB electives. IB major, entrepreneurship major, and management major electives, and BUS 675/676/677 qualify for the entrepreneurship certificate. Consult with your academic advisor to determine applicability. Some Shidler College scholarships are available on a competitive basis to help defray the costs.

Shidler College International Exchange Agreements

Shidler College students can apply to study abroad in connection with several official exchange agreements between Shidler College of Business and overseas universities. See the link on the left to the partner schools. In most cases, business courses are offered in English, language training is available, and the schools plan instructional excursions for visiting students. Students enroll in BUS 099/667 at UH Manoa and host school tuition is waived. Some scholarship assistance is available on a competitive basis to help defray travel costs. The student makes their own travel arrangements and coordinates their housing requests directly with the partner university. For more information, contact the Office of Student Academic Services in BusAd B-101 or call (808) 956-8215.