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Study USA - Hawaii as an ideal place to study for International students

Overseas students come to Hawaii [note 1] to study for its outstanding education and training facilities. They pursue their education in a multi-cultural environment, while enjoying a traditional island lifestyle.




Litz USA Student Services are aware that Hong Kong students choose Hawaii to study mainly because they have relatives or friends living or studying in Hawaii, actually the same goes for Dr Shuen Yat-sen [note 2], the father of modern day China who was invited by his eldest brother in Honolulu to study in Hawaii at the age of 13. However, there are better reasons than this.

Hawai‘i’s unique location in the middle of the Pacific Ocean offers unique benefits for students - a diversity of cultures and people, ideal climate and natural beauty, and most of all, a range of universities and community colleges. Community college offers a very affordable tuition fee for students in Hong Kong and they can also transfer to universities of their choices in other parts of USA as well.

Hawai‘i is a world leader in fields such as international business, tourism, biology, agriculture, astronomy, marine science, culinary arts, and language study.

The main university in Hawaii is the University of Hawaii System. Founded in 1907, the University of Hawai‘i System includes 3 universities, 7 community colleges and community-based learning centers across Hawai‘i. As the state’s public system of higher education, UH offers opportunities as unique and diverse as our island home.

1 Research University:

UH MANOA - The largest and oldest UH campus is located in a residential valley above Waikiki. Manoa offers undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees; a strong, vital research program; and nationally ranked NCAA Division I athletics.

2 Baccalaureate Universities:

UH HILO - The Big Island of Hawai‘i is a natural living laboratory of active volcanoes, deep oceans, the world’s best telescopes and a rich cultural landscape. UH Hilo bachelor’s and master’s degree programs take advantage of it all.

UH WEST O‘AHU - With the lowest university tuition in Hawai‘i, this four-year institution offers high-quality education, personalized attention and classes during the day, evening, weekends and online.

7 UH Community Colleges:

KAPI‘OLANI campus - On the slopes of Diamond Head, just minutes from Waikiki, UH’s largest community college started the Culinary Institute of the Pacific, promotes an international focus and provides programs in business, hospitality, health, legal education and arts and sciences.

HAWAI‘I campus - Located in Hilo and administering Kona’s UH Center at West Hawai‘i, this Big Island community college offers more than 30 associate degree, certificate and non-credit programs ranging from health services and hotel operations to business and trades.

HONOLULU campus - Located near downtown Honolulu with additional facilities for aeronautic, marine, automotive and heavy equipment programs, this innovative community college offers a strong liberal arts curriculum in addition to a wide range of vocational and technological programs.

KAUA‘I campus - A primary resource center and gathering place for residents and visitors, this community college in Lihu‘e offers business, technology, hospitality, health, early childhood education and liberal arts courses and administers the UH Center on Kaua‘i.

LEEWARD campus - This community college overlooking Pearl Harbor provides comprehensive opportunities from professional studies to liberal arts. Community outreach includes cultural activities on the main campus and an education center serving Wai‘anae.

MAUI campus - A tri-island college, Maui provides comprehensive opportunities, special programs and two bachelor’s degrees on Maui. It operates the UH Center on Maui, education centers in Hana and on Lana‘i and Moloka‘i and a pioneering television network that reaches rural areas.

WINDWARD campus - At the base of O‘ahu’s Ko‘olau mountains in Kane‘ohe, this supportive community college specializes in creative arts, environmental sciences and Hawaiian studies. It is home to the Hawai‘i Music Institute and administers the Employment Training Center.

Community college in Hawaii is a great way for Hong Kong students to start their university education in the US, so talk to us if you would like to apply for CC in Hawaii.


[Note 1]: on Hawaii

Hawaii is the most recent of the 50 U.S. states and joined the US as the most recent state in 1959. Its capital is Honolulu on the island of Oʻahu.

Hawaiʻi’s diverse natural scenery, warm tropical climate, abundance of public beaches, oceanic surroundings, and active volcanoes make it a popular destination for tourists , biologists and volcanologists alike.

Due to its mid-Pacific location, Hawaiʻi has many North American and Asian influences along with its own vibrant native culture. Hawaiʻi has over a million permanent residents along with many visitors . Hawaiʻi is the 8th smallest, the 11th least populous, but the 13th most densely populated of the 50 U.S. states. Hawaiʻi's ocean coastline is about 750 miles (1,210 km) long, which is fourth in the United States after those of Alaska, Florida and California.

The eight "main islands" are (from the northwest to southeast) Niʻihau, Kauaʻi, Oʻahu, Molokaʻi, Lānaʻi, Kahoʻolawe, Maui and the Island of Hawaiʻi (also called the  "Big Island" to avoid confusing the island with the state or archipelago.)

Hawaiʻ is the only U.S. state not located in the Americas and the only state with an Asian plurality. It and Arizona are the only two states that do not observe daylight saving time, and Hawaii and Alaska are the only two states that are not in the contiguous United States.

[Note 2]:  Dr Sun Yat-Sen, also known as Sun Wen (孫文) early education in Hawaii

By age 13 in 1878 after receiving a few years of local schooling, Sun went to live with his elder brother, Sun Mei (孫眉) in Honolulu. Sun Yat-sen then studied at ʻIolani School where he learned English, British history, mathematics, science, and Christianity.

Originally unable to speak the English language, Sun Yat-sen picked up the language so quickly that he received a prize for outstanding achievement from King David Kalākaua. Sun graduated from Iolani in 1882. Then attended Oahu College (now known as Punahou School), for one semester.

In 1883 he was soon sent home to China as his brother was becoming afraid that Sun Yat-sen would embrace Christianity.

During his school year at Iolani School, young Sun Wen first came in contact with Christianity, and it made a deep impression on him. Schriffin writes that Christianity was to have a great influence on Sun's whole future political life. Sun was later baptized in Hong Kong by an American missionary of the Congregational Church of the United States to his brother's disdain. The minister would also develop a friendship with Sun. Sun attended To Tsai Church (道濟會堂, founded by the London Missionary Society in 1888) while he studied Western Medicine in Hong Kong College of Medicine for Chinese (香港華人西醫書院). Sun pictured a revolution as similar to the salvation mission of the Christian church. His conversion to Christianity was related to his revolutionary ideals and push for advancement.