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University of Hawaii

University of Hawaii, Office of International Affairs, 2565 The Mall, Physical Science Building 102-104, Honolulu, HI 96822, U.S.A., United States
3.42 / 5 based on 18 reviews.

Programmes
Accreditations
66% of students recommend
18 reviews
Housing
3.3/5
All experiences (18)
Student life
3.8/5
5 stars (6)
Academic
3.8/5
4 stars (0)
Languages
3.8/5
3 stars (6)
Expenses
2.5/5
2 stars (6)
Overall
4.0/5
1 star (0)
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rfabiano, United States

18 reviews of University of Hawaii

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HOUSING    
by CarminaK, University of Hawaii, Honolulu, United States
Environmental Sciences, Independent
Personal assessment
Cost
KEY:
Couldn't have asked for more.
Pretty good.
Could've been better, but didn't lessen the overall experience.
Disappointing.
Facilities
Location
Cleanliness
Space
Type of housing: On campus
Arranged by: Host university
If returning, I would choose: Apartment/House
Why? There was a lot of apartments nearby and easily accessible, while the dorms were small and cramped.
Personal comments:
none
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STUDENT LIFE    
by rfabiano, SUNY College at Buffalo, Buffalo, United States
Anthropology, University Agreement
Personal social experience
Activities
KEY:
Amazing! Hardly had time to study.
Plenty to do when I had the time.
So-so.
Did not get involved.
Nightlife
Travel
Overall
Describe host city: Students equally interact with the local and student community
Activities, Nightlife, Travel: Takes place mostly outside the university/student environment
Personal comments:
Nothing is open after 4 pm.
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ACADEMIC    
by rfabiano, SUNY College at Buffalo, Buffalo, United States
Anthropology, University Agreement
My academic experiences
Quality of courses
KEY:
Fantastic.
Pretty good.
Could've been a bit better.
Disappointing.
Variety of courses
Availability/access to resources
Interaction with teachers
Interaction with other international students
Interaction with local students
Course recommendations:



My opinion of the university assessment
Exams at end of course
KEY:
Liked it.
It was alright.
A bit annoying.
Didn't like it.
Exams throughout the course
Essays and/or projects at the end of course.
Essays and/or projects throughout the course
Overall
Personal comments:
none

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by CarminaK, University of Hawaii, Honolulu, United States
Environmental Sciences, Independent
Language difficulties
Social
KEY:
No problems.
I coped pretty well.
Sometimes it was difficult.
It was a constant struggle.
Educational
Administrative / Institutional
Overall
Language of instruction: English
Was learning English a key decision factor?
No, it wasn't.
How much did you improve your English?
My level before: Basic phrases
My level after: At ease in most situations
Personal comments:
The people were very helpful in correcting and helping me with my English. They were very friendly about it too. It made learning a difficult language much easier/more enjoyable.
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EXPENSES    
by CarminaK, University of Hawaii, Honolulu, United States
Environmental Sciences, Independent
The accessibility of student needs
Second-hand text books
KEY:
Very easy.
Minimal effort.
Accessible but required effort.
Almost impossible.
Second-hand household items
Computers / Internet
Administrative
Money from home
Main source of funding:
Family
Other sources of funding:
Personal savings
Work opportunities:
I worked during my study abroad experience
Personal spending habits:
The food and housing was expensive in Hawaii, as well as entertainment. I didn't really find myself talking on the phone much at all, and anywhere I wanted to travel I could go by bus, so those were relatively cheap expenses.
Food, Nightlife, Housing: was more expensive than at home.
Overall: was the same price as at home.
Travel, Telephone: was less expensive than at home.
Personal comments:
none
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OVERALL    
by CarminaK, University of Hawaii, Honolulu, United States
Environmental Sciences, Independent
Important to choosing this university...
Academic reasons
KEY:
Very Important.
Important.
Not really important.
Unimportant.
Culture
Costs
Activities
Campus life
Party / people
Weather / Location
I wish I had known...
I wish I wouldn't have worried so much about not understanding the language or culture, and had known that I would adjust quickly.
In my opinion:
Everybody loved it, you will too!



During my experience abroad, I ...
Became familiar with another culture
KEY:
Happened all the time.
Happened quite a lot.
Happened a bit.
Didn't happen.
Traveled
Improved language skills
Met people from other countries
Became more independent
Partied a lot
Experienced a change in life
Advanced my studies/career
Personal recommendation:
I loved the University and really grew an appreciation and understanding for other cultures during my stay.



FINAL COMMENTS

The cultural diversity at U of HI makes it such a unique experience, anyone can learn from it.
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