Study Abroad in Hawai'i.  English language, University preparation and custom programs at the University of Hawai'i at Manoa

New Intensive Courses in English (NICE)

Intensive English Program (10-week)

The New Intensive Courses in English (NICE ) program offers four 10-week sessions per year, beginning each January, April, July, and October.  The curriculum focuses on English for academic, professional, and general purposes. 

Short-term English Program (3-week)

The New Intensive Courses in English (NICE) program also offers 3-week sessions each winter, spring, and summer.  The curriculum focuses on English conversation and culture.


Custom Programs for Groups

Upon request, short-term programs in English and a variety of content area subjects can be arranged for groups of international students or professionals.


University Preparation Program (UP)

The University Preparation Program (UP) prepares international students for admission into and maximum success in university undergraduate and graduate degree programs. The two-semester program includes rigorous English study, test preparation, noncredit courses AND credit coursework that can be applied to the student's future degree program.


Test Preparation

NICE is an official TEST SITE for the Institutional TOEFL and TOEIC exams. Both tests are offered to NICE students on an optional basis at the end of each term for a minimal fee. 


For application & registration information, email ipinfo@hawaii.edu or call (808) 956-7753.

Customized Programs for Groups

New Intensive Courses in English (NICE)

Test Preparation

University Preparation (UP) Program