paradise. In fact, Hawaii is one of the most sought-after destinations among students from other countries seeking to study abroad.
And why wouldn’t it be? Not only does Hawaii have one of most temperature climates, amazing natural beauty, unsurpassed opportunities for the pursuit of academic excellence.
Hawaii International Students
While there are no specific statistics about where every Hawaii international student comes from, a recent report from the University of Hawaii at Hilo may give some insight.
According to the report, in the Fall Semester of last year, international students comprised an estimated 7% of the university’s student body.
The majority of these came from Oceania (53%). The next biggest region represented was Asia (31%), followed by Europe (12%), the Americas (3%). Only 15 of the Hawaii international students at UH Hilo came from the Middle East.
Most of the students who came from Oceania were from the Federated States of Micronesia (69), followed by the Marshall Isls.
From Europe, the UK (11) had the most Hawaii international students, followed by Sweden (5), Norway (3), Germany (3), France (2), Spain (2), Hungary (2), Denmark.
Among the Hawaii international students from Asia, the most came from Japan (53), the Republic of Korea (10), Timor-Leste (6), China (4), Hong Kong (3), Thail Kazakhstan.
The Americas sent three Canadians, two Brazilians, two Columbians, one student from Peru.