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This information is for UH Mānoa students interested in going abroad.

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Plan ahead for international exchange!

In your online MIX application, you will be asked to indicate the top five partner universities where you would like to be nominated. Use the links below to explore your options!

Browse by Country - There are MIX Partner Universities in over 20 countries!

Browse by Academic Area - In MIX by Major, check out universities that offer courses in your academic area. Talk to your academic advisor to discuss using transfer courses from abroad to satisfy your major, minor, and other degree requirements.

Browse Summer Programs - Spend a summer abroad at a one of UHM's partner universities.

Get MIX Advising - Email with your questions, or make an appointment to come talk to us! We're happy to help you plan. MIX Advising is held in QLC 206.

Eligibility: To go on international exchange, you should have sophomore standing and a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher (some partner universities may consider students with a minimum GPA of 2.5 or higher). If you have questions about your eligibility for a specific partner university, please email or visit us in QLC 206.

Apply to MIX


Applications Accepted
Dec 1 - Apr 1

*Priority Deadline*
Feb 1

SPRING exchanges:

Applications Accepted
July 1 - Nov 1

*Priority Deadline*
Sept 1

Please apply BEFORE the Priority Deadline! All applications received after this date will be considered only if space is available and deadline requirements at partner universities can be met.

Summer/Fall/Year MIX Application

This application is currently closed

The application is now open! Apply now!

**Note: You must be logged in to your UH Gmail Account in the same browser in order to access this online application.

Schedule an Interview:  After you have submitted the MIX Online Application, if you do not meet the following requirements, please book an appointment for an interview with the MIX Outbound Advisor through our Contact Us page.

You should book an interview if:

  • Your cumulative GPA is below a 3.0
  • Your GPA for the most recent semester is below a 3.0
  • You do not have a UH Manoa GPA on record (i.e. you're a transfer student or new student and have yet to complete a full semester at UH Manoa)
  • You plan to graduate immediately following your exchange (i.e., you do not plan to return to UH Manoa to complete any remaining coursework following your exchange.)

The MIX Outbound Advisor may also contact you to set up an interview if there are any concerns about your recent academic performance or conduct history at UH Manoa.

The interview will be used to further discuss the contents of your application, including your responses to the short answer questions. It will also be an opportunity for you to ask any remaining questions you might have about the MIX application process, and give you a chance to re-emphasize why you would be a good candidate for MIX, in spite of not currently meeting MIX and/or partner university requirements.

Please choose an appointment time that is at least 48 hours after you have submitted the Online Application to allow the advisor sufficient time to review your application prior to meeting with you.

If you are not able to come to the office for your interview (e.g. if you're not currently on Oahu), please indicate that you would like to book a Skype interview when making your appointment and provide your Skype name. If you do not have a Skype account, please create one before booking your appointment, as your Skype name will be needed. Please arrive or sign into your Skype account at least 5 minutes before your interview start time.

After you Apply: Nomination

MIX will endeavor to notify students with a Nomination & Next Steps email within one month after the Priority Deadline.

To be considered for nomination students must meet the eligibility requirements for their chosen program. Program participants must also demonstrate the ability to be successful overseas through evidence of maturity, motivation, flexibility, and other such characteristics as MIX may deem relevant or appropriate. Participation in any program is subject to approval by MIX and its partner institutions, which may grant or withhold such approval at their sole discretion.

Being nominated to a MIX Partner University means that you have been deemed qualified for one of the available exchange spaces at that university. MIX has officially nominated you to the Partner University, and provided some basic information about you (name, major, etc.).

Factors considered for MIX Nomination: GPA, short essay question responses, interview, academic area, class level, space available, and the balance between inbound and outbound exchange students at each partner university.

Please keep an open mind about your nomination. All MIX Partner Universities are excellent, so you will be in good hands no matter where you go.

MIX Summer Programs: Students planning to attend a summer program as a Regular Exchange student (paying UHM tuition) need to receive an official nomination to the Partner University before going on to Next Steps. Students planning to attend a summer program and pay Partner Tuition directly to the Partner University must wait to be "Selected" by the MIX Office before going on to Next Steps.

After Nomination: Next Steps & Secondary Application

Once you have been nominated to a MIX Partner University, you must complete that university's application process for exchange students, referred to as the "Secondary Application"

Important: Your Nomination & Next Steps email will contain detailed instructions on how and when to complete the secondary application process for your partner university. Please follow instructions carefully, and submit your application materials to the partner university on time! Let the MIX staff know if you need help.

Each university has a different application process - some have online applications, while others require you to send forms and documents in the mail. Some universities require letters of recommendation, while others do not. Many universities require official transcripts, ID photographs, health forms, etc.

A nomination is not a guarantee of acceptance into the partner university program. While it is generally not likely that you will be rejected by a partner university after nomination, please do NOT purchase airfare or make any non-refundable program-related expenditures until you have received your official acceptance notification from the partner university. MIX will not be held responsible for any financial losses in the case that you are not accepted into the program applied for.

Once you have been nominated to a MIX Partner University, please go to MIX Pre-Departure Information.









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