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Pacific Islander Student Center

Pisc Office

Welcome

Welcome to the Pacific Islander Student Center, a "home away from home" for Pacific Islander students and their friends. The Center serves as a place to study individually and in groups, a resource center, and a gathering and meeting place for students and student clubs. The aims of the Center are to promote and facilitate student success and intercultural understanding among students of diverse ethnicities at the University of Hawai╩╗i at Hilo.

WHO WE ARE ?

PALAU palau flag ALII

AMERICAN SAMOA American Samoa flag TALOFA

YAP (MICRONESIA) YAPESE FLAG MOGETHIN

TONGA TONGAN FLAG MALO LELEI

FIJI Fiji Flag BULA

REPUBLIC OF THE MARSHALL ISLANDS marshall flag IAKWE
Population: 70,983 (2014 estimate)
Capital and Largest City: Majuro (31,000 - 2011 est.)
Monetary Unit: U.S Dollar
Governement: Constitutional Government in Free Association with the US.
History:
16th Century- Explored by Spanish.
1788 - Named for a British Captain.
1885 - Unsuccessful attempt by German to colonize the islands.
1914 - Claimed by Japan.
1947 - US seized islands during WWII.
1947 - UN made island group as US Trust Territory.
Geography: Marshall Islands, east of the Carolines, are divided into eastern, or Ratak Group including the atolls of Mili, Majniro, Mabelap, Wotije, and Likiep. Coral Reef islands that rise only a few feet above sea level.

WESTERN SAMOA SAMOAN FLAG TALOFA

KOSRAE KOSRAE FLAG LEN WO

CHUUK (MICRONESIA) CHUUK FLAG RAN ALLIM

POHNPEI (MICRONESIA) POHNPEI FLAG KASELEHLIA

WeÔÇÖre Open!

Monday - Thursday: 10:00 am to 6:00 pm
Friday: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

The Center is located in the Campus Center Room 307 on the 3rd floor.