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Aloha and Welcome


TOPICS About Us  ISS ‘Ohana  Mission International Student Statistics  Total Students and Objectives  Top 5 Majors  Top 5 Countries  Geographic Origins of Students

ISS Programs  Welcome Orientation  Mentor-Mentee Program  OPT Workshop  Scholarship Opportunities  International Student Association (ISA) Contact Us ISS Email ISS Website ISS Mail Address


ABOUT US Meet the ISS ‘Ohana

Linda Duckworth, PhD Director

Ray Allen, PhD Advisor

Karen Mikel Advisor

Danita Dumadag-Hugh Secretary

Viet Ngo Advisor

Amelene Higashionna Office Assistant

Skol Watanawongskul IT Specialist

Helen Wong Graduate Assistant


MISSION International Student Services (ISS) helps international students have a successful experience at UH Manoa – (1) advising on student visa regulations, (2) providing cultural adjustment programs, (3) serving as a resource, (4) advocating for international education.


STATISTICS Total Number of Students and Their Academic Objectives Fall 2015 Total Registered Students: 1066

Professional (26)

Others (127) Visiting/Exchanges, Grad Certificates Male: 49 Female: 78

12%

Law, Medicine, Architecture Male: 14 Female: 12

2%

J-1; 194; 18% 34%

Bachelors (330)

Male: 150 Female: 180

Master’s (221) Male: 83 Female: 138

31%

F-1; 872; 82%

21%

Doctoral (362)

Male: 178 Female: 184


STATISTICS Top 5 Majors Overall

Overall

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2

3

4

5

Travel Industry Management

Economics

Second Language Studies

Accounting

Political Science


STATISTICS Top 5 Majors Undergraduate/Graduate Undergraduate

Graduate

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2

3

4

5

Travel Industry Management

Economics

Accounting

Marketing

KRS, Health & Exercise Science

1

2

3

4

5

Second Language Studies

Economics

Political Science

Molecular Biosciences & Bioengineering

Electrical Engineering


STATISTICS Top 5 Countries

China 179

Korea Korea 147 147

Japan 233

Canada Canada 53 53

Taiwan Taiwan 40 40


STATISTICS Geographic Origin by Region

5%

North America - 57

>1%

1066 Students from 81 Countries

13%

Europe - 140

3.9%

The Caribbean - 2 1%

71%

Asia - 758

Middle East - 42

Africa - 11

3.9% 1.3%

South America - 14

Oceania - 42


ISS PROGRAMS

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Welcome Orientation Mentor-Mentee Program OPT Workshop Scholarship Opportunities International Student Association (ISA)


WELCOME ORIENTATION

The ISS orientation consists of two parts: Visa Clearance and The Welcome. Designed especially for students, it will help them get to know us, the campus and all the other international students.


MENTOR-MENTEE PROGRAM

Would you like one or more “experienced students� to assist you personally (mentor) during the first few weeks after your arrival? Come join the Mentor-Mentee Program.


OPT WORKSHOP

Optional Practical Training (OPT) is an employment benefit for F-1 students available for 12 months (and in select cases up to 29 months). In the OPT workshop, students receive guidance on the process.


SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

International Undergraduate Student Scholarship (IUSS) ISS Tuition Scholarships The Dai Ho Chun Scholarship Financial Hardship Scholarship Outstanding International Student Scholarship Internship at ISS ISS Monetary Scholarships The June Chun Naughton ISS Scholarship The Kenji Yamaguma Scholarship


ISA

The International Student Association (ISA) is an ‘ohana for international students as well as US and local students. ISA focuses on promoting teamwork, leadership and communication skills.


GOALS OF ISA

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Promote global friendship/understanding among students Support new and continuing students in meeting their educational objectives Explore issues and places in Hawai‘i Develop leadership among international students And…have FUN!!!


ISA EVENTS

 Welcome Party  East Oahu Tour  Retreat Leadership Camp  ISA Olympics  Halloween Party

 Community Service Project #1  Community Service Project #2  Thanksgiving Dinner  End-of-Semester Banquet


CONTACT US

Email: issmanoa@hawaii.edu Website: www.hawaii.edu/issmanoa Phone: (808) 956-8613 Fax: (808) 956-5076

Mailing Address: International Student Services 2600 Campus Rd QLCSS 206 Honolulu, HI 96822

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