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ASUH hosts Japanese students

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ASUH-WCC and Hakuoh University students visit the new hale together – Courtesy Ronald Vacca-Farley

Members of the Associated Students of the University of Hawai‘i-Windward Community College (ASUH-WCC) hosted more than 20 students, faculty and staff from Hakuoh University, a private university from Oyama, Japan, on Sept. 4.

The goal of the visit was to renew ties between the two schools and to engage in a hands-on project together.

A contingent from Hakuoh last visited in 2013. Hakuoh sponsors an annual summer study tour that selects one student from each UHCC campus for a 10-day home stay program in Japan.

“We got to know these students in the little time that we had,” said ASUH-WCC corresponding secretary Michelle Medeiros. “We showed them the diversity we have on campus and what academic programs we have to offer.”

ASUH-WCC students shared information on the new hale on campus, Hawaiian immersion schools and the Merrie Monarch Festival.

The students made ti leaf lei together and enjoyed a meal that included poi, kulolo and sushi.

“It was an awesome experience, and we thank all those who could make it,” said Medeiros.

 

by Ka ‘Ohana, News Staff

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