Intensive English Program

Zip lining in Hilo!

Zip lining in Hilo!

Aloha! This is Noriko 🙂 How was Christmas day? Were you able to spend with your family and friends? I spent this Christmas in Hilo for the first time since I didn’t go back to Japan. So! I went to ziplining on this Christmas!! I’m scared of heights and I was a...
Pau Fall Semester! Interviewed My Graduated Friend :)

Pau Fall Semester! Interviewed My Graduated Friend :)

Aloha-! It’s Hikari:) Fall semester has finally finished! I hope everybody is enjoying winter break<3 Today’s blog is gonna be introducing my friend who graduated University of Hawaii at Hilo this semester, and I asked him couple questions about his...
Pre-arrival information Part 7: Computer

Pre-arrival information Part 7: Computer

Aloha from Hilo, Big Island! We often get questions about computers when students are preparing for their study abroad. First of all, I would like to share our facilities. In one of the IEP classrooms, we have a computer lab.  You are welcome to use the computers in...
Pre-arrival information Part 6: Health Requirements

Pre-arrival information Part 6: Health Requirements

Aloha from Hilo, the Big Island! Questions about health requirements are also popular from new students. !This article is applicable to F1 students only! Hawaii Community College and Intensive English Program require 2 types of health requirements documents. These...
HLS Hōʻike!

HLS Hōʻike!

Aloha! This is Noriko. This week is the last instruction week at UH Hilo and HawCC, and we only have one more week for this Fall 2017 semester. IEP Fall II Session will be finished after the final exams on the next week! How was this session? Today, I would like to...
Pre-arrival information Part #4: Flight ticket

Pre-arrival information Part #4: Flight ticket

Aloha from Hilo, Big Island! Once you get your F1 visa, probably the next thing you will prepare is your flight ticket. You may want to arrive early and enjoy the Hawaii islands before you start studying with us. Before you plan your departure date, please see below....
Pre-arrival information Part #1 : Health Insurance

Pre-arrival information Part #1 : Health Insurance

Aloha from Hilo, Hawaiʻi!! This is Eri. I’m going to start a new series of blog posts focusing on those who are already admitted to the IEP and preparing to come to Hawaii. I’m sure this will be also helpful for those who are still thinking about studying...
Hawaii drivers license – Part 1

Hawaii drivers license – Part 1

Aloha! This is Kano:) Do you have any plans for your summer vacation? Right now, Hawaii Community College students are in the middle of long summer vacation. Other than going to my hula halau every week and writing this blog every other week, I spend my time going to...
Pre-arrival information Part #2: What to pack

Pre-arrival information Part #2: What to pack

Aloha from Hilo, Hawaiʻi!! For this post, I would like to summarize our articles and tips about what to pack for your study abroad. These blogs and tips are given from our former IEP students. You may not have many chances to ask these questions to those who are/were...
Big Island Trip

Big Island Trip

Aloha! This is Noriko 🙂 The IEP student stuff Kano and I went for the big island trip together on the other day!! This time, we started from Hilo, drove along the Hamakua coast to go the north side of this island, stopped by Honokaa town and Waipiʻo Valley, passed by...
Hilo Tour!

Hilo Tour!

Aloha! This is Kano. The classes are started. How is the school? Hilo tour was held on the last Saturday. The driver Hiroyuki took the three new IEP students. They visited many places in Hilo. They visited Rainbow falls, Akaka falls, Honomū, Hilo down town, Cafe 100,...
Welcome Lunch

Welcome Lunch

Aloha, this is Noriko 🙂 We had the Welcome Lunch party today! Pizza 🙂 Look yummy! This is one of good opportunities to make friends who are in different levels! Hope they had a great time eating together 🙂 Good luck with your study! See you until next time, a hui hou....
The last day of IEP orientation!

The last day of IEP orientation!

Aloha! This is Kano 🙂 Today was the last day of 3-day orientation. We had a campus tour at the University of Hawaii at Hilo. Student made their picture IDs, bought their textbooks, then went to the Learning Center (where students meet their tutor weekly), Health...
Orientation day 2

Orientation day 2

Aloha! This is Kano. Today was the second day of IEP orientation for the new students. Yesterday, Noriko posted a blog about the first day! Today, In the orientation, the new students learned the ways to create My Uh accounts, pay tuition, and use UH Gmail. After...
IEP Orientation Day 1

IEP Orientation Day 1

Aloha! This is Noriko Today is the first day of IEP orientation! New students will participate this three days orientation, and the class will start from next week, May 30th! We have four new students today and we will have another 3 new students tomorrow 🙂 Not many...