Honolulu, Hawaiʻi

A Semster in Hawaiʻi (ASH) program at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa

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Academic Program

The University offers hundreds of courses and program participants may register for a wide range of classes in many of the majors offered at the Claremont Colleges. Scripps students are required to take either a Hawaiian language or a Hawaiian culture class. Students register for a total of 15-16 credits to equal 3.75 to 4.0 courses at Scripps.

  • Reviewed by: Professor Tia Blassingame
  • Fields of study: Comprehensive university with a full curriculum
  • Eligibility: 9.0 cumulative GPA
  • Size of the student body: Full time undergraduate population is just under 9,000 with another 3,000 part-time students and 4000 graduate students
  • Number of program participants: The study abroad cohort is small and well integrated into the larger university student body

Living Arrangements

Students are housed in a double room in one of the residence halls on campus. Meals are purchased in campus cafeterias or prepared in shared kitchens in the residence hall. Scripps provides a meal allowance based on the recommendation of the ASH program.

Term Dates

  • Fall: Mid-August to mid-December
  • Spring: Early January to mid May


  • Advising Tips: Students complete the Scripps SAGE application prior to applying for the ASH program. The university requires two references from a faculty member, a supervisor, coach or other appropriate character referee.
  • Budget Planning: Click here to compare the cost of living differences.