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Study Abroad

In addition to the various international study options offered by archawai‘i, including the Global Track and travel as part of ARCH course requirements or options, all students have access to more international study opportunities through the Manoa International Exchange Program (MIX) and UHM Study Abroad Center (SAC).

UHM Study Abroad Center offers numerous study abroad programs, of which the most commonly participated by archawai‘i students is offered by Danish Institute for Study Abroad (DIS) in Copenhagen, Denmark. In fall, spring, and summer semesters, DIS offers courses that are equivalent to archawai‘i design studios and ARCH electives, and the earned credits are transferrable to the UHM system. For more information on SAC, go to

Among the many options offered by Manoa International Exchange Program, in which the students pay UHM tuition while studying abroad, the following are recommended for archawai‘i students:

In Australia:
Deakin University - Architecture and Built Environment
University of Technology, Sydney - Design, Architecture and Building

In Hong Kong:
Chinese University of Hong Kong - Architecture (Faculty of Social Science)

In Japan:
Kyoto University - Architecture, Architectural Engineering (courses taught in Japanese)

In Korea:
Ewha Womens University - Architecture Design, Architectural Engineering (some courses taught in Korean)
Inha University - Architecture, Architectural Engineering (some courses taught in Korean)
Inha University Summer School - Korean Architecture, Contemporary Korean Culture, Art, and Design
University of Seoul - Architecture, Sustainable Architecture, Building Systems
Seoul Studio - offered in the Fall Semester and will include Architecture Design Studio, two seminars, Ideas and Crafts of Korea, and Construction Materials and Methods

In New Zealand:
Victoria University of Wellington - Architecture, Architecture Theory and History, Building Science, Interior Architecture, Landscape Architecture University of Auckland - Architecture

In the Philippines:
University of the Philippines at Diliman - Architecture

In Singapore:
National University of Singapore - Architecture, Industrial Design

In Thailand:
Chulalongkorn University - International Program in Design & Architecture In all of these MIX options, courses are equivalent to archawai‘i design studios and ARCH electives, and the earned credits are transferrable to the UHM system. For more information on MIX Programs, go to

Students have participated in short term international exchange experiences with students in architecture schools in Australia, China, Hong Kong, Micronesia, Japan, Korea, Taiwan & Thailand.

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