International and Special Programs

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ALOHA and welcome to the International and Special Programs Unit

ITE and Bukkyo University students and faculty gather for a group photo after an afternoon of student presentations

February 2017 - ITE and Bukkyo University students and faculty gather for a group photo after an afternoon of student presentations

The College of Education's (COE) International and Special Programs unit at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa develops and maintains sustainable international exchanges and partnerships in higher education with institutions from other parts of the world including the Asia Pacific and Europe.  The unit is responsible for:

  • Connecting and supporting the COE faculty, students and staff with opportunities in international programs within the field of education
  • Establishing meaningful partnerships both through the establishment of MOUs and MOAs as well as tangible program coordination
  • Hosting visiting scholars and international delegations interested in collaborating with the COE

Recent Happenings

COE’s ITE and KRS successfully complete a month of hosting study tours from Japan

The College welcomed four different study tour groups from mid-February to mid-March in Spring 2017, bringing a total of 35 students and 13 faculty and staff from 4 of our partner universities in Japan: Bukkyo University, Miyagi University of Education, Ritsumeikan University, and Sendai University. Read about them below.

Unique access to 1-2 week-long athletic training experiences continues to attract international visiting students to KRS

Gaining understanding and appreciation for different approaches to teacher education between Japan and Hawaii


Upcoming international events and opportunities at UHM-COE


Other opportunities at UHM and beyond

Study as an international student at our College

The College of Education (COE) at the University of Hawai'i at Mānoa is located in the beautiful Mānoa valley on the island of Oʻahu. Ours is a complex and robust college providing educational research, policy studies, curriculum development, professional development, and educational services as well as teacher and educational leader preparation programs. The college has eight academic departments and two major research units—the Center on Disability Studies (CDS) and the Curriculum Research & Development Group (CRDG). We welcome international students and scholars to consider our diverse offerings of degree and certificate programs.