Visiting Scholars Program

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Prospective International Visiting Scholars

The College works closely with the Faculty and Scholars Immigration Services (FSIS) unit on campus to officially host professionals, researchers, and educators interested in cutting edge COE research and programs from around the world.

All visiting scholars must be hosted by a COE unit and work with a COE faculty sponsor. Visiting scholars are expected to be able to engage at a high level of scholarly exchange, and resourceful in adjusting to life in the Hawaiian islands. They also must regularly check in with their faculty host and make every effort to engage with the with COE ‘ohana, as well as the greater community that the College belongs to, all the while observing the requirements and rules of their J1 Exchange Visitor visa.

Our best residencies have been with visiting scholars who have had prior collaborative engagements with faculty members in the College and/or other campuses in the UH system. Prior to the end of their residency, visiting scholars are invited to present on their research findings in an interactive setting, often times a public talk where members of the community can have the opportunity to learn from the work during the residency.

It is the responsibility of the visiting scholar to meet all University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa policy requirements and procedure related to their visit. Here are more helpful links:

Office of Faculty and Scholar Immigration Services | FSIS Home
FSIS provides immigration assistance to University of Hawai‘i (UH ) departments and international scholars and employees across the UH System.

International Faculty & Scholars | IFS Home
The University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa International website connects to all things International on the Mānoa campus.

UH Mānoa Visitor's Guide