The annual event, held during International Education Week, celebrates United Nations Day and the university’s geographic and ethnic diversity.
The University of Hawai‘i at Hilo held its annual Parade of Nations last week as part of International Education Week. The event celebrated United Nations Day and the university’s geographic and ethnic diversity. United Nations Day honors and promotes human rights, social progress, and world peace. Students from different parts of the world also shared displays about their countries on the Library Lanai.
A group of international journalists attended the event. The Study Hawai‘i Press Tour, a media tour of seven journalists from key press outlets in Asia, Latin America, and Europe, visited campuses throughout the state. Their visit was purposefully timed to coincide with International Education Week.
Photos of the festivities, displays, and special guests by Kimiko Taguchi—click to enlarge.
The event honored special guests from the Study Hawai‘i Press Tour, a media tour of seven journalists from key press outlets in Asia, Latin America, and Europe. The group spent time visiting campuses on O‘ahu and Hawai‘i Island to get a sense of the breadth of educational opportunities for international students in Hawai‘i.
Members of the group visiting UH Hilo:
- Allan Mitelmao, Ei! Magazine, Brazil.
- Claudia Civinini, EL Gazette, England.
- Yukari Kato, Ryugaku Journal, Japan.
- Huiyuan Wang, Studying Abroad Online, China.
- Aaron Michael Baldwin, Mainichi Newspapers, Japan.
- Patrick Rhys Atack, PIE News, England.
- Igor Skibickij, Student Marketing, China.
Read more about the tour and the impact of international students on the state’s economy.
About the photographer: Kimiko Taguchi (senior, geography and environmental studies) is a photography intern in the Office of the Chancellor.
-UH Hilo Stories