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UH-Hilo Extending Semester at Sea Scholarship Program

February 10, 2014, 5:23 PM HST
* Updated February 10, 5:24 PM
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As if studying in Hawaii wasn’t exotic enough, the University of Hawaii at Hilo is extending its scholarship agreement with the Semester at Sea program.

The Institute for Shipboard Education and UH-Hilo will award 10 scholarships annually for students to travel aboard the MV Explorer to a variety of foreign countries.

This is the 50th anniversary of the popular program.

Twenty-one UH-Hilo students have taken part since the agreement was first established in 2009.

One of those receiving a scholarship for the current voyage is Kyle Davis, a student in the UH-Hilo College of Agriculture, Forestry and Natural Resource Management.

A UH-Hilo spokeswoman said Davis will visit 16 cities in 12 countries around the world.

The open-ended renewal agreement was signed Jan. 17 aboard the MV Explorer during a visit to Hilo by ISE/SAS Vice President Michael Zoll and UH-Hilo Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Matthew Platz.

For more information, contact the Center for Global Education and Exchange at (808) 932-7488 or visit hilo.hawaii.edu/studyabroad.

“Studying in another country offers a first-hand experience of other cultures,” the center’s website said. “UH Hilo students who study abroad acquire valuable skills and expertise for an increasingly internationalized and interdependent world.”

The deadline to submit applications is March 3.

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